Culinary Collection

Kroger Health Chicken and Basil Pesto Sauce

with Italian steamed broccoli and pears

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and 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!
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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    ⅗ oz. Butter
  • Info
    2 tsp. Basil Pesto
  • 12 oz. Broccoli Florets
  • Info
    2 tsp. Chicken Demi-Glace Concentrate
  • 12 oz. Antibiotic-Free Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Anjou Red Pear
  • Info
    1 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 2 tsp. Italian Seasoning Blend

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)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 2 Medium Non-Stick Pans

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

    Cook the Broccoli

    Cut broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add broccoli to hot pan. Cook undisturbed, 1-2 minutes. Add 2 Tbsp. water, cover, and cook until water is almost completely evaporated, 5-6 minutes. Uncover, and stir occasionally until tender, 2-3 minutes. Remove from burner. Season with a pinch of salt and seasoning blend. While broccoli cooks, start chicken.

  2. 2

    Cook the Chicken

    Pat chicken breasts dry. Place another medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add chicken to hot pan and cook until browned and chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 5-7 minutes per side. Remove chicken to a plate and tent with foil. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  3. 3

    Make the Sauce

    Return pan used to cook chicken to medium heat and add chicken base, pesto, cream cheese, and 1 Tbsp. water. Stir occasionally until cream cheese melts and sauce is thickened, 2-3 minutes. Remove from burner. Stir in butter.

  4. 4

    Prepare Pear and Finish Dish

    Halve pear lengthwise, core, and cut into 1/8" slices. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, serving pear slices on the side. Bon appétit!

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