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Crispy Onion-Crusted Chicken

with broccoli-cheddar pasta

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 4 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
A note about serious food allergies

Crispy is good; we all love the feeling of our teeth sinking into some good crunchy crunch. It's satisfying, and often it just augments the entire eating experience. The contrast with tender chicken and crispy onions is one of the best ones, the onions not only adding their crunch, but their flavor. Crispy is good, our crispy onion-crusted chicken is better.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 12 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
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    8 oz. Cooked Cavatappi Pasta
  • 6 oz. Broccoli Florets
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    3 oz. Light Cream Cheese
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    2 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
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    1 fl. oz. Brewpub Style Mustard
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    1 oz. Crispy Fried Onions
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    2 Butter Crackers
  • ½ tsp. Smoked Paprika

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    820
  • Carbohydrates
    54g
  • Fat
    42g
  • Protein
    56g
  • Sodium
    1670mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Small Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
  • 1 Large Oven-Safe Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Microwave-Safe Bowl

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

Customize It Instructions

  • If using pork chops, follow same instructions as chicken in Step 4, cooking until browned on one side, 2-3 minutes, flipping, adding topping, then roasting until pork reaches minimum internal temperature, 6-8 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes. Pork chop thickness can vary; if you receive a thinner chop, we recommend checking for doneness sooner.

  • If using salmon fillets, pat dry and season flesh side with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as chicken in Step 4, cooking, skin side up, until browned, 2-4 minutes, then flipping, adding topping, and roasting until salmon reaches minimum internal temperature, 6-8 minutes.

  • If using sirloin steaks or NY strip steaks, follow same instructions as chicken in Step 4, cooking until browned on one side, 2-3 minutes, flipping, adding topping, then roasting until steaks reach minimum internal temperature, 10-12 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes. Steak thickness can vary; if you receive a thinner steak, we recommend checking for doneness sooner.

  1. 1

    Start the Broccoli

    Break broccoli into bite-sized pieces.

    Place a large oven-safe non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil, broccoli, and 1/4 cup water to hot pan. Cover and cook until water is almost evaporated, 2-4 minutes.

    Uncover and stir occasionally until broccoli is tender, 2-3 minutes.

    While broccoli cooks, continue recipe.

  2. 2

    Prepare Ingredients and Make Cheese Sauce

    In a microwave-safe bowl, combine 1/2 cup water and softened cream cheese. Microwave until bubbling, 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.

    While sauce heats, coarsely crush crackers. Set aside.

    Carefully remove bowl from microwave and add shredded cheese, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Stir vigorously to combine.

  3. 3

    Bake the Pasta

    Once broccoli is tender, add cheese sauce, a pinch of salt, and pasta to pan with broccoli and stir to combine.

    Remove from burner. Transfer pasta-broccoli mixture to prepared small oven-safe casserole dish. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

    Top pasta mixture evenly with paprika and crushed crackers. Bake uncovered in hot oven until warmed through, 8-12 minutes.

    While pasta bakes, continue recipe.

  4. 4

    Cook Chicken and Finish Dish

    Pat chicken dry and season both sides with a pinch of salt and pepper.

    Return pan used to cook broccoli to medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil.

    Add chicken to hot pan and cook until browned on one side, 2-4 minutes.

    Flip chicken. Top seared side evenly with mustard and crispy onions.

    Transfer pan to hot oven and roast until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 6-10 minutes.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card. Bon appétit!

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