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Pesto chicken

Last Updated: 17 January 2019

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Pesto chicken

Basil is a ‘superherb’ as it contains high levels of anti-inflammatory compounds and substances that may help to reduce ageing.

Ingredients:

4 organic chicken breasts with skins

5 tbsp basil puree– (blend a large handful of basil with 2 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper)

1 leek or onion, finely sliced

400ml fromage frais or reduced fat cream cheese

 

Method:
1. Carefully lift the skin off each piece of chicken, leaving the skin attached at one end.

2. Cut a slit in the centre of each breast and stuff with 1 tbsp of basil puree. Cover with the skin, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and grill for 15-20 minutes on each side. 

3. Meanwhile, to make the sauce, in a non-stick pan, cook the leek with a little of the basil puree oil.

4. Add the fromage frais/cream cheese and cook over a very low heat to reduce. At the last minute, stir in the remainder of the basil puree and pour the sauce over the chicken to serve. 

 

Serves 4

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