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Pesto Chicken Stacks

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Pesto Chicken Stacks

Pan-fried chicken, red peppers, aubergines and courgettes, stacked with rocket and topped with basil pesto and mayo combo.




Ingredients to serve 2

  • 2 x free range chicken breasts
  • 1 x red peppers – de-seed, cut into quarters (lengthways)
  • ½ x aubergine – cut off end and slice (6mm)
  • 2 x courgettes – cut off ends, slice lengthways (4mm)
  • 1 x lemons – halve and juice
  • ½ tbsp x basil pesto
  • 60ml x mayonnaise
  • 25g x rocket
  • 3 tbsp x good olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt and pepper (freshly ground)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 4 x free range chicken breasts
  • 2 x red peppers – de-seed, cut into quarters (lengthways)
  • 1 x aubergine – cut off end and slice (6mm)
  • 4 x courgettes – cut off ends, slice lengthways (4mm)
  • 2 x lemons – halve and juice
  • 1 tbsp x basil pesto
  • 120ml x mayonnaise
  • 50g x rocket
  • 6 tbsp x good olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt and pepper (freshly ground)

Method

Step 1

Prepare all the ingredients per the instructions above. Combine the basil pesto and mayonnaise in a small bowl and set aside.

Step 2

Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap and flatten by beating with a mallet, rolling pin or anything heavy (even a wine bottle works) till they are even and almost double in size. Then cut each breast into three strips lengthways.

Step 3

Mix the following ingredients in a large, flat bowl: chicken, red pepper, aubergine, courgettes, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss to coat well.

Step 4

Heat a large griddle or non-stick frying pan on medium to high heat. Then pan-fry the chicken for about 3 minutes on each side or until golden and cooked through. The pan should be large enough so that the chicken fillets do not overlap. If your pan is too small, cook them in batches rather.

Step 5

Heat another large griddle or non-stick frying pan on medium to high heat. Char-grill the red pepper, aubergine and courgettes for about 2 minutes each side or until tender.

Step 6

To serve, place the chicken, vegetables and rocket in a stack on the plate and serve topped with the pesto and mayonnaise mixture.