Balsamic-Glazed Chicken

with creamy pesto penne

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 5 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 12 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
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    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
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    8 oz. Cooked Penne Pasta
  • 4 oz. Grape Tomatoes
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    2 oz. Basil Pesto
  • 1 fl. oz. Balsamic Fig Glaze
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    1 oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Pepper
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Salt

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Recipe Steps

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Start the Chicken

    Turn oven on to 425 degrees. Let preheat, at least 10 minutes. Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry. Spray both provided trays with cooking spray.

    Pat chicken dry and season all over with garlic pepper.

    Place chicken in one prepared tray. Bake uncovered in hot oven, 8 minutes.

    Chicken will finish baking in a later step.

    While chicken bakes, continue recipe.

  2. 2

    Prepare Pasta and Glaze Chicken

    Prick tomatoes with a fork.

    After 8 minutes, carefully remove tray from oven.

    Combine tomatoes, pasta, cream base, garlic salt, and half the cheese (reserve remaining for topping) in second prepared tray.

    Top chicken with half the balsamic fig glaze (reserve remaining for garnish).

  3. 3

    Bake the Meal

    Bake both trays uncovered in hot oven until sauce is bubbling and chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 12-14 minutes.

    Carefully remove both trays from oven.

    Stir pesto into pasta and top with remaining cheese.

    To serve, top chicken with remaining balsamic fig glaze. Bon appétit!

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