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Cheesy Chicken and Pesto Penne

Cheesy Chicken and Pesto Penne

with Green Peas

Tonight chicken teams up with pasta for a tasty Italian-style dinner the whole family will enjoy. Simple but elegant pesto penne with green peas turns this dish into the perfect weeknight comfort food.


Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.

Preparation Time25 minutes


serving amount

2 unit

Chicken Breasts

170 g


(Contains Wheat)

1 tbsp

Italian Seasoning

¼ cup

Parmesan Cheese, shredded

(Contains Milk)

¼ cup

Basil Pesto

(Contains Milk)

56 g

Green Peas

113 g

Yellow Onion

Not included in your delivery

3 tbsp

Unsalted Butter*

(Contains Milk)

1 tbsp


¼ tsp


0.13 tsp



Nutrition Values

Calories980 kcal
Fat50 g
Saturated Fat17 g
Carbohydrate76 g
Sugar5 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein56 g
Cholesterol180 mg
Sodium680 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Large Pot
Paper Towel
Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Baking Sheet
Large Non-Stick Pan
Parchment Paper



Before starting, preheat the oven to 425°F. Wash and dry all produce. Add 10 cups water and 2 tsp salt to a large pot (use same for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, peel, then cut onion into 1/4-inch pieces. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Season all over with Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper.

Cook chicken

Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then chicken. Sear until chicken is golden-brown, 2-3 min per side. Transfer chicken to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with half the Parmesan. Bake in the middle of the oven until chicken is cooked through, 10-12 min.**

Cook penne

Meanwhile, add penne to the boiling water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 10-12 min. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water (dbl for 4 ppl), then drain.

Cook green peas

Meanwhile, heat the same pan (from step 2) over medium. When hot, add 2 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl), then green peas and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, 5-6 min. Season with salt and pepper.

Finish penne

Add pesto, penne and reserved pasta water to the pan with green peas. Cook, stirring often, until penne is coated, 1-2 min. Season with salt and pepper. Remove the pan from the heat. Add 1 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl, then toss until penne is coated, 1 min.

Finish and serve

Slice chicken. Divide chicken and penne between plates. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan over top.

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