Green Goddess Pan-Seared Chicken

With Fresh Herb Pasta Salad

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Tree Nuts

Calories Conscious
A note about serious food allergies

Sure, it's likely dark and frosty where you are, but that doesn't mean you can't bring a little sunshine into your kitchen. This dish is a bright homage to warmer days. With tender pan-seared chicken and a pasta salad drenched in a homemade green goddess dressing with fresh herbs, lemon, and garlic, this is a mood lifter on a plate.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 1 Lemon
  • 2 Cilantro Sprigs
  • 3 Parsley Sprigs
  • 2 Mint Sprigs
  • 2 Dill Sprigs
  • 1 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Info
    6 Whole Wheat Penne
  • Info
    3 oz. Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Info
    1 fl. oz. Coconut Milk
  • 1 oz. Honey
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    517
  • Carbohydrates
    40g
  • Fat
    12g
  • Protein
    60g
  • Sodium
    147mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Large Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Medium Pan
  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
    1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Quarter lemon. Zest one quarter for garnish, if desired. Coarsely chop cilantro, parsley, mind and dill. Mince garlic. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry.

  • Step 2 - Cook the Pasta
    2

    Cook the Pasta

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Put a colander in the sink. Drain pasta, rinse with cold water until pasta is cool and drain again.

  • Step 3 - Prepare the Pasta Salad
    3

    Prepare the Pasta Salad

    In a medium bowl, combine cooled pasta with Greek yogurt, coconut milk, minced garlic, honey to taste, mint, cilantro, parsley, and dill (reserving pinches of last 4 ingredients for garnish, if desired). Squeeze juice from 2 lemon quarters to taste over the pasta salad. Mix well. If desired, add a pinch of lemon zest to the pasta salad for extra tartness. Add salt and pepper to taste. Chill until ready to serve.

  • Step 4 - Pan-Sear the Chicken
    4

    Pan-Sear the Chicken

    Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and place in pan. Add a squeeze of lemon from a remaining lemon wedge over the chicken as it cooks. Cook until no longer pink inside and a brown crust has formed outside, about 5 minutes per side. Internal temperature should be at least 165 degrees. Set aside and rest.

  • Step 5 - Plate the Dish
    5

    Plate the Dish

    Place some chilled pasta salad on a plate. Nestle a pan-seared chicken breast next to or atop the pasta salad. Garnish with lemon zest and any remaining fresh herbs and lemon wedges, if desired.