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Pesto Chicken with Lemony Couscous

Pesto Chicken with Lemony Couscous

and Zucchini Salad

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Lemony couscous with crumbles of feta cheese and beautiful zucchini ribbons makes for a picture-perfect salad. It is paired with a crispy pesto chicken that is as easy to make as 1,2,3!

Allergens:Milk/LaitSoy/SojaWheat/Blé

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

Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Ingredients
serving amount
2
4
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serving amount
2
4

340 g

Chicken Breasts

1 unit

Lemon

56 g

Red Onion, chopped

7 g

Parsley

¼ cup

Basil Pesto

(ContainsMilk/Lait, Soy/Soja)

¾ cup

Israeli Couscous

(ContainsWheat/Blé)

200 g

Zucchini

6 g

Garlic

¼ cup

Feta Cheese, crumbled

(ContainsMilk/Lait)

Not included in your delivery

2.5 tbsp

Oil*

¼ tsp

Salt and Pepper*

1 tsp

Salt*

Nutrition Values
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per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)3222 kJ
Calories770 kcal
Fat36 g
Saturated Fat8 g
Carbohydrate60 g
Sugar5 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein52 g
Cholesterol135 mg
Sodium710 mg
Utensils
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Large Bowl
Whisk
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1

Preheat the oven to 450°F (to bake chicken). Start prepping when the oven comes up to temperature! Wash and dry all produce.* Zest, then juice half the lemon. Cut remaining lemon into wedges. Peel, then mince or grate garlic. Roughly chop parsley. Using a vegetable peeler, peel zucchini(s) lengthwise into long ribbons. Pat chicken dry with paper towel, then season with salt and pepper.

2

Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, add 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then chicken. Sear, until golden, 2-3 min per side. Remove pan from heat. Directly to a baking sheet, add chicken. Bake, in middle of oven, until cooked through, 8-10 min. (TIP: Cook to a min. internal temp. of 74°C/165°F, as size may vary.**)

3

Meanwhile, heat a medium pot over medium-high heat. When pot is hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 2-3 min. Add couscous and garlic. Stir together, until couscous is slightly golden, 2-3 min. Add 1 1/3 cups water (dbl for 4 ppl) and 1 tsp salt (dbl for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, still covered, until couscous is tender, 8-10 min.

4

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together half the lemon zest, half the pesto, 1 tbsp lemon juice (dbl for 4 ppl) and 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl). Set aside. When couscous is tender, to dressing, add zucchini ribbons, parsley and couscous. Season with salt and pepper. Toss together.

5

Heat the same pan (from step 2) over low heat. When the pan is hot, add remaining lemon zest and remaining pesto. Cook, stirring together, until pesto is warmed and slightly loose, 1 min.

6

Thinly slice chicken. Divide chicken and couscous salad between plates. Spoon lemony-pesto sauce over chicken and crumble over feta. Squeeze over a lemon wedge, if desired.