Chicken with tomato, walnut and basil pesto

Chicken with tomato, walnut and basil pesto


Enjoy the succulent flavours of baked chicken with a fragrant walnut and basil stuffing. Serving this dish with a cannelini bean mash increases the fibre and protein value of this meal.

The ingredient of Chicken with tomato, walnut and basil pesto

  1. 1 1/2 tablespoons walnut kernels, chopped
  2. 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, firmly packed
  3. 1 teaspoon lemon rind, finely grated
  4. 110g (1/2 cup) semi-dried tomatoes, chopped
  5. 2 tablespoons water
  6. 4 (150g each) chicken breast fillets
  7. 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  8. 1 garlic clove, crushed
  9. 2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
  10. 80ml (1/3 cup) Massel salt reduced chicken style liquid stock
  11. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  12. Broccolini, steamed, to serve
  13. Green beans, steamed, to serve
  14. Baby basil, to serve
  15. Lemon wedges, to serve

The instruction how to make Chicken with tomato, walnut and basil pesto

  1. Preheat oven to 200C/180C fan forced. Process walnut, basil and lemon rind in a small food processor until finely chopped. Add tomato and water. Process until thick and spreadable.
  2. Cut a horizontal slit in thickest part of each chicken breast to create a pocket, taking care not to cut all the way through. Fill pockets with pesto mixture. Use toothpicks to secure.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over high heat. Spray with oil. Cook chicken for 2 minutes each side or until golden. Transfer to a baking tray. Bake for 12 minutes until cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic for 30 seconds. Add the beans and stock. Simmer for 2 minutes. Add juice. Coarsely mash. Season.
  5. Remove toothpicks. Slice chicken. Serve with mash, greens, basil and lemon.

Nutritions of Chicken with tomato, walnut and basil pesto

calories: 364.953 calories
calories: 6 grams fat
calories: 1 grams saturated fat
calories: 21 grams carbohydrates
calories: 49 grams protein
calories: NutritionInformation

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