15 Minute Meal Kit

Pesto Chicken and Fresh Tomato Sauce

with balsamic green beans

Prep & Cook Time: 10-15 min.

Cook Within: 4 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Tree Nuts (Almonds), 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 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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Mozzarella, basil, and tomato are a classic trio, like The Marx Brothers or Crosby, Stills, and Nash. (Oh, you want a pop culture reference from past 1980? Er… um…) Mozzarella brings the rich cheese, tomato the acid-y touch, and basil the herbaceous purity. But we're brining in Neil Young and Zeppo for this meal, putting all that goodness on a chicken breast. It's like when Pat Smear joined Nirvana. (We did it! A reference only 30 years old!)

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 12 oz. Trimmed Green Beans
  • 12 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • Info
    ½ oz. Sliced Almonds
  • Info
    2 tsp. Basil Pesto
  • ¼ oz. White Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning Blend
Contains: Sulfites
Food intolerance information

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
    420
  • Carbohydrates
    21g
  • Fat
    19g
  • Protein
    44g
  • Sodium
    1190mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Large 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 fillets, pat dry and season flesh side with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as chicken in Steps 1 and 3, cooking, skin side up first, 4-6 minutes, flipping, adding sauce, cooking 3-4 minutes, then adding topping, covering and cooking until salmon reaches minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes.

  • If using mahi-mahi, halve and follow same instructions as chicken in Steps 1 and 3, cooking, 2-3 minutes, flipping, adding sauce, cooking 2-3 minutes, then adding topping, covering and cooking until mahi-mahi reaches minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes.

  • If using sirloin steaks, follow same instructions as chicken in Steps 1 and 3, cooking, 4-6 minutes, flipping, adding sauce, cooking 3-4 minutes, then adding topping, covering and cooking until steaks reach minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes. Steak thickness can vary; if you receive a thinner steak, we recommend checking for doneness sooner.

  1. 1

    Start Chicken and Prepare Ingredients

    Pat chicken breasts dry and season both sides with half the Italian seasoning (the rest is yours to use as you please) and a pinch of salt and pepper.

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Add chicken to hot pan and cook until browned, 5-7 minutes on one side

    While chicken cooks, core tomatoes and cut into 1/2" dice.

    Mince garlic.

  2. 2

    Cook the Green Beans

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil.

    Add green beans, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to hot pan. Cover, and cook until tender, 6-8 minutes.

    If green beans need more time, add 2 Tbsp. water, cover, and stir occasionally, 1-3 minutes.

    Add vinegar and stir often until well-coated, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

  3. 3

    Finish the Chicken

    Flip chicken, and add garlic, tomatoes, 2 Tbsp. water, and a pinch of salt and pepper to hot pan. Stir often until tomatoes are soft, 3-4 minutes.

    Mash tomatoes until saucy. Then top chicken evenly with pesto, then cheese.

    Cover and cook until cheese melts and chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 2-3 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

  4. 4

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping green beans with almonds. Bon appétit!

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