Chicken Pesto Parcels Recipe

Chicken Pesto Parcels are a delicious and easy-to-make dish that combines tender chicken breasts with flavorful pesto sauce. The chicken is wrapped in puff pastry and baked until golden and crispy. The result is a mouthwatering combination of juicy chicken, fragrant pesto, and flaky pastry. These parcels make a perfect main course for a dinner party or a special family meal. Serve them with a side salad or roasted vegetables for a complete and satisfying meal.

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35minstotal
10minsPrep
25minsCook
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10m.Prep
25m.Cook
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Ingredients for Chicken Pesto Parcels Recipe

  • 1/2 Chicken Breasts
  • As required Salt And Pepper, To Taste
  • 1 tablespoon Pesto Sauce
  • 1/4 Sheet Puff Pastry
  • 1/4 Egg, Beaten

Directions: Chicken Pesto Parcels Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • STEP 2.Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • STEP 3.Spread a generous amount of pesto sauce on one side of each chicken breast.
  • STEP 4.Fold the chicken breasts in half to enclose the pesto sauce.
  • STEP 5.Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut it into squares large enough to wrap each chicken breast.
  • STEP 6.Place a chicken breast in the center of each pastry square and fold the pastry over to enclose the chicken.
  • STEP 7.Press the edges of the pastry together to seal the parcels.
  • STEP 8.Transfer the parcels to the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with beaten egg.
  • STEP 9.Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the pastry is golden and the chicken is cooked through.
  • STEP 10.Remove from the oven and let the parcels cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • STEP 11.Serve the chicken pesto parcels with a side salad or roasted vegetables.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to season the chicken breasts well with salt and pepper to enhance the flavor.
  • You can use store-bought pesto sauce or make your own for a fresher taste.
  • If the puff pastry becomes too soft while working with it, refrigerate it for a few minutes to firm it up.
  • For a variation, you can add some sliced tomatoes or mozzarella cheese inside the parcels before baking.
  • Leftover chicken pesto parcels can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover chicken pesto parcels can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, place the parcels in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Serve the chicken pesto parcels as a main course with a side salad or roasted vegetables.
Nutrition
value
114
calories per serving
5 g Fat11 g Protein7 g Carbs2 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    5g
  • Protein
    11g
  • Carbs
    7g
  • Fiber
    2g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    7g
  • Protein
    11g
  • Fiber
    2g

Fats

  • Fat
    5g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    165mg
  • Iron
    2mg
  • Vitamin A
    327mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    77mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    4mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    53mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    171mg
  • Selenium
    13mcg
  • Zinc
    1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp