Meal Kit

Crispy Lemon Herb Chicken and Basil Pesto Cream

with roasted garlic butternut squash

Prep & Cook Time: 50-60 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 13 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 12 oz. Cubed Butternut Squash
  • 1 tsp. Cornstarch
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Lemon
  • Info
    2 Tbsp. Italian Panko Blend
  • Info
    2 tsp. Basil Pesto
  • Info
    4 fl. oz. Cream Sauce Base
  • 2 Green Onions

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    552
  • Carbohydrates
    33g
  • Fat
    27g
  • Protein
    41g
  • Sodium
    1207mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 3 Mixing Bowls

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

    Roast the Garlic

    Halve garlic. Place garlic halves and 1 tsp. olive oil on a piece of foil and form a foil pouch around garlic. Place directly on oven rack, opening side up, and roast in hot oven until garlic is tender, 18-20 minutes. While garlic roasts, prepare ingredients.

  2. 2

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim and thinly slice green onions. Zest lemon, halve lengthwise, and cut halves into wedges Combine cornstarch and 1 tsp. water in a mixing bowl. Set aside. In another mixing bowl, combine panko and 1 tsp. lemon zest. Set aside. Pat chicken dry, and season both sides with a pinch of pepper.

  3. 3

    Start the Butternut Squash

    Halve any large butternut squash pieces to roughly match smaller pieces. Place butternut squash on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Massage oil and seasoning into squash. Spread into a single layer on one side of baking sheet. Roast in hot oven, 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Butternut squash will finish roasting in a later step. While butternut roasts, prepare chicken.

  4. 4

    Finish the Chicken

    Stir cornstarch mixture to recombine. Top chicken evenly with cornstarch mixture, then panko-lemon zest, pressing gently to adhere. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add chicken to hot pan, panko side down. Cook undisturbed until golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Transfer chicken, panko side up, to empty side of baking sheet. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean. Roast in hot oven until squash is tender and chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 10-12 minutes. While chicken cooks, make sauces.

  5. 5

    Make Sauces and Finish Dish

    Carefully, open garlic pouch. Transfer garlic to another mixing bowl and mash until slightly chunky. Add 1 tsp. olive oil, green onions, and a pinch of salt and pepper and stir until combined. Add butternut squash to bowl with garlic-green onion mixture and gently toss to coat. Set aside. Return pan used to cook chicken to medium heat. Add cream sauce, basil pesto, and a pinch of pepper to hot pan and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer. Once simmering, cook until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove from burner. Plate as pictured on front of card, placing chicken on basil cream sauce. Squeeze lemon wedges over to taste. Bon appétit!

    [post beta changes pic: larger mixing bowl, adding butternut to mixing bowl w/garlic-onion mixture; same sauce]

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