Meal Kit

Pepita-Crusted Chicken with Chipotle Demi-Glace

and honey roasted Brussels sprouts

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Eggs

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
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Pumpkins aren't just a seasonal thing. (And, yes, pepitas are little pumpkin seeds, from certain kinds of pumpkins.) Pepitas add a rich, nutty flavor to this tender chicken, plus a nice bit of textural contrast. Both are tied together nicely by a rich, chipotle-dusted demi sauce, a tinge of South of the Border influence. To every flavor, there is a season, but deliciousness is a year-round phenomenon. Tip: if you're looking for the right texture for the sauce, dip a spoon in and see how well it sticks to the back. If it coats, you're good to go.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 13 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 12 oz. Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 fl. oz. Honey
  • 1 oz. Pepitas
  • Info
    2 tsp. Chicken Demi-Glace Concentrate
  • Info
    0.42 oz. Mayonnaise
  • Info
    ⅓ oz. Butter
  • ½ tsp. Chipotle Seasoning

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

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

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 salmon, pat dry and season flesh side with 1/4 tsp. salt. In Step 2, roast Brussels sprouts, 11 minutes. Follow same instructions as chicken in Steps 3 and 4, searing, skin side up, until golden brown, 2-4 minutes. Add topping, and roast until salmon reaches minimum internal temperature, 7-10 minutes.

  • If using pork chops, in Step 2, roast Brussels sprouts, 12 minutes. Follow same instructions as chicken in Steps 1, 3 and 4, searing 2-3 minutes per side. Add topping, and roast until pork reaches minimum internal temperature, 6-8 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes.

  • If using steak, in Step 2, roast Brussels sprouts, 11 minutes. Follow same instructions as chicken in Steps 1, 3 and 4, searing 2-3 minutes per side. Add topping, and roast until steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 7-9 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim stems off Brussels sprouts and halve vertically (quarter if larger than a ping-pong ball).

    Coarsely chop pepitas.

    Pat chicken breasts dry, and season both sides with 1/4 tsp. salt.

  2. 2

    Start the Brussels Sprouts

    Place Brussels sprouts on prepared baking sheet and toss with 2 tsp. olive oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Massage oil and seasoning into Brussels sprouts.

    Spread into a single layer on one half of baking sheet. Roast in hot oven, 8 minutes.

    Carefully remove from oven. Brussels sprouts will finish cooking in a later step.

    While Brussels sprouts roast, start chicken.

  3. 3

    Start the Chicken

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add chicken to hot pan and cook until browned, 2-3 minutes per side.

    Transfer chicken to empty half of baking sheet. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

    Spread mayonnaise evenly on chicken and top with pepitas, pressing gently to adhere.

  4. 4

    Roast the Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

    Roast Brussels sprouts and chicken in hot oven until Brussels sprouts are tender and chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 10-12 minutes.

    Drizzle honey over roasted Brussels sprouts. Rest chicken, at least 3 minutes.

    While chicken rests, make sauce.

  5. 5

    Make Sauce and Finish Dish

    Return pan used to cook chicken to medium heat and add demi-glace, 1/4 cup water, and a pinch of seasoning blend. Bring to a simmer.

    Once simmering, stir occasionally until sauce thickens, 2-3 minutes.

    Remove from burner. Taste, and add remaining seasoning blend if desired. Swirl in butter until combined.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, placing chicken on sauce. Bon appétit!

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