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One-Pot Chicken, Red Pepper & Pesto Orzo

One-Pot Chicken, Red Pepper & Pesto Orzo

Rating
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Prep Time

25 min

Cuisine

Mediterranean

This simple one-pot pasta dish is like a risotto but with a lot less stirring! You'll cook chicken breast with pepper, onion and sun-dried tomato pesto before finishing with a sprinkling of fresh basil. Sure to be a family favourite and on the table in under 30 minutes. And hey pesto, dinner's ready!

Prep Time

25 min

Cuisine

Mediterranean

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Red-onion
1 red onion
Red-pepper
1 red pepper
garlic-clove
1 garlic clove
Cheddar-cheese
40g mature cheddar †
large British chicken breast
1 large British chicken breast fillet
basil 3.18
5g basil
Sundried tomato nut pesto pot
45g sun-dried tomato nut pesto †
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 Knorr chicken stock cube †
Orzo pasta
150g orzo pasta †
Tomato-paste
1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 large British chicken breast fillet
  • 5g basil
  • 1 sun-dried tomato nut pesto pot (45g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 150g orzo pasta<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 674 kJ
160 kcal
2655 kJ
630 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
4.3 g
1.7 g
17 g
6.5 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
16.4 g
2.6 g
64.8 g
10.1 g
Fibre 1.4 g 5.5 g
Protein 13.5 g 53 g
Salt 0.8 g 3.15 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
1 red onion
red onion
1 red pepper
red pepper
1 garlic clove
garlic
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, starter culture, vegetarian rennet
1 large British chicken breast fillet
chicken breast fillet (100%)
5g basil
basil (100%)
1 sun-dried tomato nut pesto pot (45g)
tomato puree, sunflower seed oil, italian basil (10%), sun-dried tomatoes (4%), red peppers (sulphites), cashew (nut), grana padano pdo cheese (milk, rennet, salt, preservative: lysozyme from egg (e1105), pecorino romano ppdo cheese (milk, salt, rennet), carrots, pine kernels, acidity regulator: lactic acid; extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt, antioxidants: rosemary extract
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsely, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
150g orzo pasta
durum wheat semolina (gluten), water
1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
tomatoes
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, sulphites, egg, nut, celery, 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 One-Pot Chicken, Red Pepper & Pesto Orzo

Boil a kettle

Deseed the red pepper[s] (scrape the seeds and pith out with a teaspoon) and cut into thin strips

Peel and chop the red onion[s] into wedges 

 

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Heat a wide based pan (preferably non-stick with a matching lid) with a drizzle of olive oil over a medium heat 

Once hot, add the chopped pepper and onion with a pinch of salt

Add the chicken breast fillet[s] and cook for 3-5 min on each side until golden, stirring the vegetables occasionally

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Meanwhile, peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Dissolve the Knorr chicken stock cube[s] in 550ml [1.1L] boiled water

Tip: for a lower salt option, use half the stock cube

Add the sun-dried tomato nut pesto and tomato paste – this is your pesto stock 

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Once the chicken is golden, add the garlic and cook for 1 min or until fragrant

Once fragrant, add the orzo pasta and pesto stock and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, covered, for 10-12 min or until the chicken is cooked through (no pink meat!)

Tip: Stir the orzo occasionally to prevent it from sticking!

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Meanwhile, grate the cheddar cheese 

Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pan (keep the orzo cooking!) and transfer it to a board, then shred it apart using two forks – this technique is known as ‘pulling’

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Once the orzo is tender, add the grated cheese and give everything a good mix up

Season with salt and pepper and add a splash more water if it's looking a little dry – this is your red pepper & pesto orzo

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Roughly chop the basil, including the stalks 

 

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Serve the shredded chicken over the red pepper & pesto orzo

Garnish with the chopped basil

Enjoy! 

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