One-tray roast chicken with pesto stuffing and greens

One-tray roast chicken with pesto stuffing and greens
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 20 min, oven time 30-33 min

Weeknight dinner doesn’t come easier than a tray bake. Simply stuff chicken breasts with a creamy pesto mixture then pop in the oven surrounded by greens for a healthy midweek meal.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
459kcals
Fat
22.5g (7.3g saturated)
Protein
42.3g
Carbohydrates
7.3g (6.1g sugars)
Fibre
6.1g
Salt
0.8g
Calories
459kcals
Fat
22.5g (7.3g saturated)
Protein
42.3g
Carbohydrates
7.3g (6.1g sugars)
Fibre
6.1g
Salt
0.8g

Ingredients

  • 5 shallots, quartered
  • 3 trimmed leeks, sliced diagonally 2cm thick
  • Olive oil for frying and drizzling
  • 120g cream cheese
  • 50g fresh green pesto (we like Sacla)
  • 4 skin-on free-range chicken breasts
  • 250ml dry white wine
  • 100g kale, sliced
  • Juice 1 lemon

To serve (optional)

  • Steamed new potatoes

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6. Put the shallots and leeks in a medium roasting tray and drizzle with oil. Season, then roast for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix the cream cheese and pesto with a little seasoning. Cut a slit along the side of each chicken breast, then spoon in the filling. Don’t worry if a bit comes out – it helps to make the sauce in the pan.
  3. Remove the roasting tray from the oven, then add the wine and chicken. Roast for 15 minutes or until the chicken is nearly cooked.
  4. Remove the tray from the oven and scatter the kale over and around the chicken. Add a squeeze of lemon and a drizzle of oil, then return to the oven for 5-8 minutes until the kale is crisp and the chicken is cooked. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes, then serve with the pan juices drizzled over, with new potatoes, if you like.

delicious. tips

  1. It’s not your average tray bake: the roasting juices mingle with the pesto stuffing to make a great-tasting sauce.

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