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Walnut & Cheddar Pesto Chicken Bulgur

Walnut & Cheddar Pesto Chicken Bulgur

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Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Italian

A quick homemade basil pesto is the finishing touch for this delicious warm chicken bulgur wheat salad. You’ll make the pesto with toasted walnuts and mature cheddar, giving it a wonderfully creamy taste and texture. Served with bulgur wheat, pan-fried chicken & cherry tomatoes – hey pesto, dinner is served!

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Italian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
garlic-clove
1 garlic clove
basil 3.18
20g basil
Cheddar-cheese
40g mature cheddar †
Cherry-tomatoes
125g cherry tomatoes
large British chicken breast
1 large British chicken breast fillet
Walnuts
1 bag of walnuts †
Red-wine-vinegar
1 red wine vinegar sachet (15ml) †
bulgur-wheat
130g bulgur wheat †
You Will Need
Food processor / pestle & mortar, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 20g basil
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 125g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large British chicken breast fillet
  • 1 bag of walnuts (25g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 red wine vinegar sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 130g bulgur wheat<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 724 kJ
173 kcal
2392 kJ
571 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
5.4 g
1.7 g
17.9 g
5.6 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
16.1 g
0.8 g
53.1 g
2.5 g
Fibre 4.1 g 13.5 g
Protein 15.9 g 52.6 g
Salt 0.19 g 0.64 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 garlic clove
garlic
20g basil
basil (100%)
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, starter culture, vegetarian rennet
125g cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
1 large British chicken breast fillet
chicken breast fillet (100%)
1 bag of walnuts (25g)
walnut (100%)
1 red wine vinegar sachet (15ml)
red wine vinegar, preservative: sulphur dioxide (sulphites)
130g bulgur wheat
bulgur (wheat gluten)
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, nut, sulphites, 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 Walnut & Cheddar Pesto Chicken Bulgur

Boil a kettle 

Add the bulgur wheat to a pot with plenty of salted boiled water (the same as you would for pasta) and cook over a high heat for 10-15 min or until tender with a slight bite, then drain and return to the pot

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Meanwhile, heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) over a medium heat

Once hot, add the walnuts and toast for 3-4 min, or until they've darkened in colour slightly

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While the walnuts are toasting, chop the basil coarsely (including the stalks)

Peel and roughly chop the garlic

Break the cheddar into small pieces

Transfer the toasted walnuts to a food processor and reserve the pan for step 5 (alternatively, chop the walnuts finely)

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Add the chopped basil, chopped garlic and cheddar pieces to the food processor with the toasted walnuts (alternatively, use a pestle & mortar)

Add the red wine vinegar, saltpepper and 3 tbsp [6 tbsp] olive oil 

Blitz together to form a coarse puree – this is your walnut & cheddar pesto 

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Slice the chicken breast[s] into strips

Return the reserved pan to a medium heat with 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] olive oil

Add the sliced chicken with a pinch of salt and cook for 2-3 min on each side until golden

Tip: Grind a generous amount of pepper onto the chicken for an extra kick of spice

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While the chicken is cooking, cut the cherry tomatoes in half

Once the chicken has browned, add the tomatoes and cook for a further 2 min, or until they've warmed through

Fluff the cooked bulgur with a fork 

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Stir the fluffed bulgur and half of the walnut & cheddar pesto (reserving the rest for garnish) through the chicken and tomatoes, until everything is lightly coated in pan juices and pesto – this is your walnut & cheddar pesto chicken bulgur 

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