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Pesto Chicken Tray Bake

Pesto Chicken Tray Bake

with Leek and Potatoes

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Discover the secret to amazing seasoning by adding pesto to your dish. You’ll be blown away by the depth of flavour, we promise.

Allergens:MilkTree Nuts

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Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy

Serving 5 people

Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon

Serving 5 people

1 unit


800 g


2 unit


1 clove


1 packet

free range chicken thighs

1 tub

traditional pesto

(ContainsMilk, Tree Nuts)

1 unit


Not included in your delivery

olive oil

Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Energy (kJ)2130 kJ
Fat24.1 g
of which saturates4.9 g
Carbohydrate31.3 g
of which sugars5.1 g
Dietary Fibre0 g
Protein39 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium276 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Chopping board
Baking Paper
Baking Tray
Large Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Slice the leek into 1 cm rounds. Chop the potato (unpeeled) into 1 cm chunks. Slice the carrot (unpeeled) and the zucchini into half-moons. Peel and finely chop the garlic.


Place the leek, potato, carrot, zucchini and garlic on the oven tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with a generous amount of olive oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss to coat and place on the top shelf of the oven to cook for 20-25 minutes, or until tender. TIP: Speed up the cooking time by spreading the veggies over two oven trays.


Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Season the free-range chicken thigh on both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper. Once hot, add the chicken to the pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side, or until brown (the chicken will finish cooking in step 4). TIP: Searing the chicken before baking helps it caramelise.


In the last 8-10 minutes of the vegetable cooking time, transfer the chicken thigh to the tray with the veggies and place in the oven to cook until the chicken is cooked through. TIP: The chicken is cooked when it is no longer pink inside.


Remove the tray from the oven set the chicken aside on a plate. Drizzle 1/2 of the pesto over the veggies and toss to coat. TIP: If you’re kids aren’t fans of pesto, separate their veggies before adding the pesto for the adult portions!


Divide the veggies and chicken between plates. Spoon the remaining pesto over the adults portions of chicken for extra flavour!