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10-Min Pesto Chicken Caprese Salad With Croutons

10-Min Pesto Chicken Caprese Salad With Croutons

Rating
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(2526 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

10 min

Cuisine

Italian

For this speedy salad, you'll sear chicken breast with homemade basil pesto, and build up an irresistible salad with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, ciabatta croutons and a quick balsamic vinaigrette. Yum! (Not suitable for nut & peanut allergy sufferers)

Prep Time

10 min

Cuisine

Italian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
basil 3.18
10g basil
Mozzarella-ball
1 mozzarella ball (125g) †
British diced chicken 2
250g British diced chicken breast
Cherry-tomatoes
125g cherry tomatoes
Rocket salad
50g rocket
Classic nut pesto pot
1 classic nut pesto pot (45g) †
Balsamic-vinegar
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml) †
Ciabatta-roll
1 ciabatta roll †
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 10g basil
  • 1 mozzarella ball (125g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 250g British diced chicken breast
  • 125g cherry tomatoes
  • 50g rocket
  • 1 classic nut pesto pot (45g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 ciabatta roll<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 600 kJ
143 kcal
2102 kJ
501 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
6.6 g
2.6 g
23.2 g
9.2 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
7.3 g
1.4 g
25.7 g
5 g
Fibre 0.8 g 2.8 g
Protein 13.6 g 47.4 g
Salt 0.39 g 1.36 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
10g basil
basil (100%)
1 mozzarella ball (125g)
pasteurised cows milk, salt, microbial rennet, citric acid
250g British diced chicken breast
chicken breast fillet (100%)
125g cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
50g rocket
wild rocket
1 classic nut pesto pot (45g)
sunflower seed oil, italian basil (36%), cashew (nut), grana padano pdo cheese (milk, rennet, salt, preservative: lysozyme from egg (e1105), glucose, pecorino romano pdo cheese (milk, salt, rennet), sea salt, crushed pine kernels, extra virgin olive oil, whey protein (milk), flavourings, potato flakes, spices, antioxidant: rosemary extract; acidity regulator: lactic acid
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)
wine vinegar, concentrated grape must, potassium metabisulphite (sulphites)
1 ciabatta roll
fortified wheat flour [wheat flour, calcium carbonate, niacin (b3), iron, thiamin (b1)], water, extra virgin olive oil (3%), yeast, salt, wheat flour, rapeseed oil, spirit vinegar, wheat gluten, sugar, fermented wheat flour, soya flour, malted wheat flour, flour treatment agent (ascorbic acid)
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, egg, nut, sulphites, soya, gluten)

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.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 10-Min Pesto Chicken Caprese With Croutons

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)

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Now, let's get started!

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of olive oil over a high heat

Tear the ciabatta into bite-sized pieces and add to a baking tray with a drizzle of olive oil

Put the tray into the oven for 6-7 min or until golden and crispy

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Once the pan is hot, add the diced chicken breast with the classic nut pesto and cook for 8 min or until the chicken is cooked through – this is your pesto chicken

Note: Please make sure you cook your chicken thoroughly (until there’s no pink meat and it’s piping hot!) as cooking equipment varies

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While the chicken is cooking, chop the cherry tomatoes in half and add to a large bowl along with the rocket

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Drain the mozzarella and pat dry with kitchen paper

Tear the mozzarella into bite-sized pieces

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Add the balsamic vinegar to a separate bowl with 3 tbsp [6 tbsp] olive oil

Season generously with salt and black pepper and stir well – this is your balsamic dressing

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Strip the basil leaves from their stalks, discard the stalks

Add the torn mozzarella and basil leaves to the tomatoes and rocket and mix it all together – this is your caprese salad

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Serve the caprese salad topped with the pesto chicken and the crispy ciabatta croutons

Drizzle over any remaining pesto from the pan

Pour over the balsamic dressing

Enjoy!

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