Friday! Finally! 🙂 I love my job, I truly do but I am incredibly looking forward to weekend and time with my boys. It seems it is going to be sunny weekend (however you never know here in UK) and my husband wants to do one of the last BBQs before winter. Other than that, we do not have plans… just have a rest and enjoy time together. Do you have plans for upcoming weekend?
One of the “gym days” I have prepared this quick chicken – inspired by Jamie Oliver as you do not need many ingredients and it is pretty quick.
What do you need:
320 g puff pastry
4 chicken breasts
green pesto or you can prepare you own as I did: handful of baby spinach, handful of fresh basil leaves and 2 tbsp of Greek yogurt
400 g cherry tomatoes
400 g green beans
1 cup orzo
sweet paprika powder, salt and pepper
Firstly, preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Afterwards, unroll the pastry and prepare 8 equal strips. Cut chicken into smaller pieces, place them into the pan seasoned with sweet paprika powder, salt and pepper. Fry it until well done. Afterwards place all pieces into the bowl and mix together with pesto. If you have ready one it is easier, however home made one does not take too much time and it is very easy. Take baby spinach leaves together with basil leaves and place them into the blender. Start blending and after few second stop and add Greek yogurt and blend again for few seconds.
Place chicken pieces on top of puff pastry and wrap it well together. Spread whisked egg on top of the wrap and place into the oven to bake. While is chicken getting in the oven, put orzo to cook and place green beans together with cherry tomatoes into the same pan as you prepared your chicken. Cook until are vegetables soft and pasta al dente.
When you have everything ready – you can just serve and enjoy this nice dish. If you do not want to add orzo, it is perfectly fine 🙂
Have a great weekend!
Vero & little Canito