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One-Pot Chicken, Red Pepper & Pesto Orzo

One-Pot Chicken, Red Pepper & Pesto Orzo

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Prep Time

25 min

Cuisine

Mediterranean

For this easy one-pot pasta, you'll sauté British chicken with red pepper and onion, then add orzo, red pesto and top with fresh basil. Tastes like risotto, but with a lot less stirring!

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 cheddar cheese †
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)
2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
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>
  • 5g basil
  • 45g sun-dried tomato nut pesto<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)
  • 2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 695 kJ
165 kcal
2565 kJ
609 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
4.8 g
2 g
17.6 g
7.3 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
18.2 g
2.8 g
67 g
10.4 g
Fibre 1.5 g 5.6 g
Protein 12.1 g 44.6 g
Salt 0.84 g 3.09 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, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
5g basil
basil (100%)
45g sun-dried tomato nut pesto
tomato purée, sunflower seed oil, basil (10%), sun-dried tomatoes (4%), Red Peppers (sulphites), cashew nut, Grana Padano PDO cheese (milk, egg), Pecorino Romano PDO cheese (milk), carrots, pine kernels, acidity regulator: lactic acid; extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt, antioxidants: rosemary extract. May contain peanut & nuts
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, parsley, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
150g orzo pasta
durum wheat semolina (gluten), water
1 tomato paste sachet (16g)
tomatoes
2 x 125g British chicken breast fillets
Chicken breast
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

2

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 breasts 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

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

4

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 11-12 min or until the chicken is cooked through (no pink meat!)

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

5 One-Pot Chicken, Red Pepper & Pesto Orzo

Meanwhile, grate the cheddar cheese

Once cooked, remove the chicken 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 – this is your red pepper & pesto orzo

Tip: Add a splash more water if your pan's looking a little dry!

7 One-Pot Chicken, Red Pepper & Pesto Orzo

Roughly chop the basil, including the stalks

8

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Serve the shredded chicken over the red pepper & pesto orzo

Garnish with the chopped basil

Enjoy!

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