Culinary Collection

Pine Nut and Goat Cheese-Crusted Chicken

with roasted red pepper cauliflower

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Tree Nuts (Pine Nuts)

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
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Cheesy… it's the saccharine moments at the end of old sitcoms, where lessons were learned and hugs exchanged. Cheesy is the greeting card your Aunt sent you for graduation. Cheesy is Dad jokes. Cheesy is also this delectable dinner, with a cauliflower gratin made of creamy cream cheese and nutty, salty Parmesan. Cheesy is also this chicken, crusted in the light tang of gorgeous goat cheese. Cheesy… it's what's for dinner.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    2 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • Info
    2 Tbsp. Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
  • Info
    2 Tbsp. Italian Panko Blend
  • Info
    ¼ oz. Pine Nuts
  • 12 oz. Cauliflower Florets
  • Info
    1 oz. Goat Cheese
  • 13 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Info
    ½ oz. Grated Parmesan

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
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Small Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Large Oven-Safe 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 filets mignon, follow same instruction as chicken in Steps 1 and 4, searing 2-3 minutes, then roasting until filets reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 7-9 minutes.

  • If using NY steak strip, follow same instruction as chicken in Steps 1 and 4, searing 2-3 minutes, then roasting until strip steak reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 10-12 minutes. Halve to serve.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Cut cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.

    In a mixing bowl, combine pine nuts and goat cheese (crumbling with your hands if necessary). Set aside.

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

  2. 2

    Start the Roasted Red Pepper Cauliflower

    Place a large oven-safe non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add cauliflower to hot pan and stir occasionally until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes.

    Transfer cauliflower to prepared casserole dish. Keep pan on burner and lower heat to medium.

    Add 1/2 cup water, cream cheese, red pepper pesto, half the Parmesan (reserve remaining for topping), 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to hot pan. Stir to combine, then bring to a simmer.

    Once simmering, stir often until combined and slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

  3. 3

    Finish the Roasted Red Pepper Cauliflower

    Place casserole dish on prepared baking sheet to catch any drips. Pour sauce over cauliflower and top evenly with panko and remaining Parmesan. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

    Bake in hot oven until cauliflower is fork-tender and sauce is bubbling, 12-15 minutes.

    While cauliflower bakes, cook chicken.

  4. 4

    Cook the Chicken

    Return pan used to cook sauce to medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Add chicken to hot pan. Cook undisturbed until browned, 2-3 minutes.

    Remove from burner. Flip chicken, and top evenly with pine nut-goat cheese mixture. Place pan in hot oven and roast until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 10-12 minutes.

    Be careful removing from oven; handle will be hot!

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

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

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