Pesto roast chicken
(at time of publication)
Step 1 Preheat the oven to 190°C. Cut each chicken breast in half horizontally without cutting all the way through and open it out flat. Season with salt and pepper, then spread the pesto across one half of each breast. Top with the red pepper and basil, then close each piece to encase the filling.
Step 2 Put onto a baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Slice each piece in half and serve.
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- 60 minutes to go… Preheat oven to 190°C. Make salmon dip. Prepare bread for baking and bake.
- 50 minutes to go… Make Frozen berry pots. Freeze.
- 40 minutes to go… Soak couscous. Prepare chicken for roasting. Remove bread from oven and set aside to cool.
- 30 minutes to go… Roast chicken. Chop veges for the entrée.
- 20 minutes to go… Put a pan of water on for the greens. Complete couscous recipe.
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About this Recipe
- 6 small chicken breasts, skin removed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 tablespoons fresh pesto
- 3 tablespoons marinated red capsicum, drained, rinsed and sliced
- 1 small handful fresh basil
Nutritional information (per serve)
Nutrition information is given per serve
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