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Wild garlic pesto chicken & carrot mash

Wild garlic has just come into season and these rich bright green leaves make a wonderful quick pesto with the tasty addition of pine nuts, which support heart health.

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  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 180g tenderstem broccoli
  • 20g pine nuts
  • 20g wild garlic
  • 2 x 170g free-range chicken breast
  • 400g carrot
  • 60g sundried tomatoes

Macros

527 calories • 37g carbs • 24g fat • 49g protein

Allergens:

Nuts, Sulphites

Cuisine

British

Specials

Season

Spring

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6 and boil a kettle.

2. Carefully make a cut in the thickest part of each chicken breast to make a pocket and stuff with the sundried tomatoes. To make the wild garlic pesto; finely chop the wild garlic and half of the pine nuts. Place in a bowl and mix in 1 tbsp olive oil, and the juice from the half lemon. Season with sea salt and black pepper.

3. Place the chicken breasts into an ovenproof dish, and cover with a layer of the wild garlic pesto. Place in the oven for 25 mins or until cooked through.

4. Meanwhile, peel and chop the carrot into 1cm pieces and place in a saucepan. Cover with boiling water and simmer for 20 mins until soft.

5. Trim the tenderstem broccoli and place on a baking tray with the remaining pine nuts, drizzle over 1/2 tbsp oil and place in the oven for 10 mins.

6. Drain the carrots and mash with a potato masher. Season with sea salt and black pepper.

7. To serve, spoon the carrot mash onto two warm plates. Cut the wild garlic pesto chicken into slices. Place the sliced chicken on top of the carrot mash and serve alongside the tenderstem broccoli and pine nuts.

Recipe for two people, halve the ingredients for one person