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: Tree Nuts (Pine Nuts), Milk, Wheat

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 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)

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

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 NY strip steak, follow same instructions as chicken in Steps 1 and 4, searing on one side until browned, 2-3 minutes, then flipping, adding topping, and roasting until steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 10-12 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes. Halve to serve.

  • If using sirloin steaks, follow same instructions as chicken in Steps 1 and 4, searing on one side until browned, 2-3 minutes, then flipping, adding topping, and roasting until steaks reach minimum internal temperature, 10-12 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Cut cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.

    In a mixing bowl, combine pine nuts and goat cheese (crumbling 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. 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 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 cream cheese-roasted red pesto 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 on one side.

    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.

    Handle will be hot! Use an oven mitt.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

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

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