Pesto Chicken with Cous Cous

Easy, but great for dinner parties!

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Step 1:

  • Place the chicken breast on a baking tray and pop in the oven for about 15 mins (180 – 200 degrees).
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  • Whilst this is cooking use the bread to make breadcrumbs.
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  • Take the chicken out, and place a layer of pesto on the top, then a layer of breadcrumbs, and do this twice, adding extra breadcrumbs on the top.
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  • Pop back in the oven for around another 15-25 mins, or until cooked thoroughly.
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  • 5 mins before the chicken is ready, dice the onion, and fry in a little oil until soft.
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  • Right at the very end, make the cous cous according to the packet, usually yo just pour boiling water over, then leave for a minute or two.
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  • Add the cooked onions to the cous cous then add some balsamic vinegar according to taste.
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  • Take the chicken out of the oven, and place on top of the cous cous.
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  • If you find this a little dry, add some sour cream to some pesto, mix, and drizzle round the cous cous, which can be used as a sauce, or dip.
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  • This meal is really easy, with hardly any preparation, and looks really great if you’ve got friends over. And the only real cost is that of the chicken. This recipe is dummy proof, and with good presentation will stun any guests, or perhaps when the ‘rents come to visit!