Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Presto Pesto Panko Chicken with a Green Salad and Roasted Potatoes and "Hello Fresh" Final Installment


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A SHEET PAN meal that both easy and quick to make for a weeknight meal that on the table in under 45 minutes!  Presto Pesto Panko Chicken with a Green Salad and Roasted Potatoes - Slice of Southern

It's hump day, and I'm posting the last installment of my Hello Fresh food delivery service series.

Another weekday meal is on the agenda for today and I dare say this was the easiest one to make.  I previously shared the Pineapple Pork Chops with Snap Peas and Jasmine Rice and the Lean Green Steak Machine with a Mint Chive Dressing and Veggie Succotash.  Both meals were tasty and simple to make.


A SHEET PAN meal that both easy and quick to make for a weeknight meal that on the table in under 45 minutes!  Presto Pesto Panko Chicken with a Green Salad and Roasted Potatoes - Slice of Southern

A SHEET PAN meal that both easy and quick to make for a weeknight meal that on the table in under 45 minutes!  Presto Pesto Panko Chicken with a Green Salad and Roasted Potatoes - Slice of Southern

Today's recipe is Presto Pesto Panko Chicken with a Green Salad and Roasted Potatoes.  As I said this was the easiest of the three to make as both the chicken and potatoes are baked in the oven.  So I took the liberty and turned this in to a "sheet pan" dish!  That made it even easier!! Don't you love that?  Both the chicken and the potatoes bake in the oven at the same temperature and for the same length of time, so why not?  Less dishes to clean, and in my book that is a bonus!


A SHEET PAN meal that both easy and quick to make for a weeknight meal that on the table in under 45 minutes!  Presto Pesto Panko Chicken with a Green Salad and Roasted Potatoes - Slice of Southern

The flavors of this were not quite as bold but this is a good solid dish to have in your repertoire when you need a quick meal that is quick and easy to put together.  The pesto gives the chicken flavor, while the panko crust creates a crunchy texture.  Paired with roasted potatoes (who doesn't love those?) and a simple salad and you have a weeknight wonder!

So let's talk about Hello Fresh food delivery subscription service. The Pros: The delivery service easy and convenient, and there is a variety of meal choices.  The produce was very fresh and I love that the meat is shrink wrapped.  


A SHEET PAN meal that both easy and quick to make for a weeknight meal that on the table in under 45 minutes!  Presto Pesto Panko Chicken with a Green Salad and Roasted Potatoes - Slice of Southern

The cons:  The portion size seemed to be a little small for us.  MGG is tall and slim but has a big appetite and I found that the meat potions were leaving him wanting more.  So I would say that should be a consideration.  Remember when you choose a two person meal there are no leftovers!


A SHEET PAN meal that both easy and quick to make for a weeknight meal that on the table in under 45 minutes!  Presto Pesto Panko Chicken with a Green Salad and Roasted Potatoes - Slice of Southern

Overall, being a blogger it's hard to stick to a pre-determined meal schedule.  Plus we blog about what we eat, so my blogging would mainly include their recipes instead of the ones I create or choose.  I think that a new cook would enjoy the ease and instructions.  I also think that you pay for the convenience of someone shopping for you. If you don't like to shop, it's perfect!  

Enjoy this most recent Hello Fresh recipe!    






Presto Pesto Panko Chicken with a Green Salad and Roasted Potatoes

12 oz Yukon potatoes
12 oz chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1/2 cup panko
2 Tbls fresh pesto
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 oz arugula
1 lemon
5 Tbls olive oil
salt and pepper

Wash and dry all produce. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut potatoes into ½-inch cubes.

Toss potatoes on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.   In a small bowl, combine panko, mozzarella, a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Place chicken breasts on the same baking sheet. Brush 2 TBSP pesto onto tops. Press crust mixture into pesto to adhere. Roast in oven until chicken is no longer pink in center, about 20-25 minutes, tossing the potatoes halfway through

Halve lemon. In a large bowl, toss together arugula, a squeeze of lemon, and a large drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Divide potatoes and chicken between plates. Serve with salad on the side.

source:  Hello Fresh food delivery subscription service


A SHEET PAN meal that both easy and quick to make for a weeknight meal that on the table in under 45 minutes!  Presto Pesto Panko Chicken with a Green Salad and Roasted Potatoes - Slice of Southern

A SHEET PAN meal that both easy and quick to make for a weeknight meal that on the table in under 45 minutes!  Presto Pesto Panko Chicken with a Green Salad and Roasted Potatoes - Slice of Southern






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