Pesto Chicken Penne & Roast Tomato
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Pesto Chicken Penne & Roast Tomato

Pesto Chicken Penne & Roast Tomato

with Pine Nut Pangrattato & Pear Salad

Bump up the flavour in your weeknight chicken pasta by lacing it with balsamic-roasted cherry tomatoes and a zucchini-spiked basil pesto sauce. Top with a rich and nutty pangratto for added texture and serve with a cucumber salad to cut through the richness.

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Quick Prep
Quick
Allergens:
Gluten
Wheat
Pine Nut
Almond

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Preparation Time20 minutes
Cooking Time
DifficultyEasy

Ingredients

Serving amount

1 punnet

Snacking Tomatoes

1 packet

penne

(Contains Gluten, Wheat; May be present: Egg, Soy, Milk. )

2 clove

garlic

1 packet

pine nuts

(Contains Pine Nut; May be present: Milk, Peanut, Sesame, Soy, Almond, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Macadamia, Pecan, Pistachio, Walnut, Hazelnut. )

½ packet

panko breadcrumbs

(Contains Gluten, Wheat;)

1

pear

1 packet

mixed salad leaves

1

zucchini

1 sachet

Nan's special seasoning

1 sachet

vegetable stock powder

2 packet

plant-based basil pesto

(Contains Almond; May be present: Egg, Milk, Cashew, Walnut, Macadamia. )

1 packet

chicken breast

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

drizzle

balsamic vinegar

½ tbs

brown sugar

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Nutritional Values

Energy (kJ)3872 kJ
Fat34.9 g
of which saturates3.6 g
Carbohydrate91.2 g
of which sugars15.1 g
Protein55.5 g
Sodium1013 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ

Utensils

Baking Tray
Baking Paper
Large Frying Pan

Instructions

1
1

• Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Preheat oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. • Place snacking tomatoes on a lined oven tray. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Roast until blistered, 10-15 minutes. • Meanwhile, cook penne in the boiling water until 'al dente', 10 minutes. • Reserve some pasta water (1/4 cup for 2 people / 1/2 cup for 4 people), then drain pasta and return to pan. • Cut chicken breast into 2cm chunks. In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over high heat. When oil is hot, cook chicken, tossing occasionally, until browned and cooked through, 5-6 minutes.

TIP: 'Al dente' pasta is cooked through but still slightly firm in the centre.

2
2

• While the penne is cooking, finely chop garlic. • In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook pine nuts, panko breadcrumbs (see ingredients) and half the garlic, stirring, until golden brown and fragrant, 3-4 minutes. • Transfer to a bowl and season to taste. Set aside. • Thinly slice pear into wedges. • In a medium bowl, combine a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Season, then add pear and mixed salad leaves. Toss to coat. • Grate zucchini.

3
3

• Return frying pan to medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook zucchini until softened, 2-3 minutes. • Add remaining garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. • Add roasted snacking tomatoes, Nan's special seasoning, the brown sugar, vegetable stock powder, plant-based basil pesto, cooked chicken, cooked penne and reserved pasta water. • Cook, stirring, until slightly reduced, 1-2 minutes. Season to taste.

4
4

• Divide chicken, roast tomato and plant-based pesto penne between plates or bowls. • Top with pine nut pangrattato. Serve with salad. Enjoy!