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Fettuccine Pesto Chicken

Fettuccine Pesto Chicken

with Broccoli & Cherry Tomatoes

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Roasting cherry tomatoes with balsamic vinegar renders them rich and oozing with flavour - the perfect thing for a fettuccine dish with scrumptious pesto chicken and fresh Parmesan cheese. Little trees of broccoli complete this easy to make, easy to like pasta dinner for the whole family to enjoy.

Tags:Child FriendlyEat Me FirstFamily Box
Allergens:MilkGlutenTree Nuts
Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1

serving 5 people

Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon

serving 5 people

1 head


600 g

chicken thighs

1 block

Parmesan cheese


1 punnet

cherry tomatoes

¾ packet



1 tub

traditional pesto

(ContainsMilk, Tree Nuts)

Not included in your delivery

2 tbs

balsamic vinegar

1 tbs

olive oil

Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)3320 kJ
Fat36 g
of which saturates8.2 g
Carbohydrate62.4 g
of which sugars2.8 g
Protein52 g
Sodium430 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
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Chopping board
Baking Paper
Baking Tray
Large Pot
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Get prepped
Get prepped

Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. To prepare the ingredients, cut the broccoli into small florets and chop the chicken thighs into 3 cm pieces. Finely grate the Parmesan cheese.

Roast the cherry tomatoes
Roast the cherry tomatoes

Place the cherry tomatoes on a lined oven tray and drizzle with the balsamic vinegar and half of the olive oil. Toss to coat. Cook in the oven for 10 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft and roasted.

Cook the fettuccine and broccoli
Cook the fettuccine and broccoli

Add the fettuccine to the boiling water and cook for approximately 11 minutes, or until ‘al dente’ which is Italian for "to the tooth". Add the broccoli in the last 2 minutes of cook time. To test the pasta is ready, remove a strand from the saucepan and take a bite - it should be cooked but still a little firm to the bite. Drain the pasta and broccoli and return to the saucepan. Cover with a lid.

Cook the chicken
Cook the chicken

Meanwhile, heat the remaining olive oil in a medium frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through.

Toss the ingredients
Toss the ingredients

Add the cherry tomatoes and chicken to the pot with the fettuccine and broccoli. Stir through the traditional pesto and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve up
Serve up

Divide the fettuccine between plates, top with the grated Parmesan cheese and get slurpin’!