"You can't beat pasta, and with creamy pesto and chicken this one's a crowd pleaser! So simple, so speedy and definitely a winner!"
Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake
|Typical Values||per 100g||per serving|
of which saturates
of which sugars
|Fibre||1 g||3.3 g|
|Protein||14 g||46.2 g|
|Salt||1.09 g||3.61 g|
In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.
Before you begin...
Get all your ingredients and equipment ready
Skim through these steps
Wash your fruit and veg
Note: Equipment and pan sizes vary. Make sure you cook food thoroughly (even if it takes you a little longer than 10 mins)
Now, let's get started!
Boil a kettle
Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat
Once hot, add the diced chicken with a pinch of pepper and cook for 8 min or until browned
Meanwhile, add the quick cook fusilli to a pot with plenty of boiled water and a large pinch of salt, then bring to the boil over a high heat
Cook the fusilli for just 2-3 min (it will keep cooking in the sauce later!)
Once done, drain the fusilli, reserving a cup of the starchy pasta water
Once the chicken has browned, add the spinach to the pan and cook for 1 min or until starting to wilt
Add the soft cheese, pesto and Knorr chicken stock cube[s] to the pan with a splash of the starchy cooking water
Give everything a good mix up
Add the drained fusilli to the pan and cook for 1-2 min further or until the chicken is cooked through (no pink meat!) and the pasta is cooked with a slight bite
Remove the pan from the heat and stir half the grated Italian hard cheese through the pasta and season with a generous pinch of pepper – this is your creamy pesto chicken & spinach fusilli
Set the creamy pesto chicken & spinach fusilli in the centre of the table, ready to share
Top with the remaining grated Italian hard cheese and let everyone dig in