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Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breast

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This is a fantastic recipe if you want to impress someone, even if you're not that great at cooking!  When you cut open the cooked chicken breast, say hello to some melted mozzarella and tasty green pesto.  Yum!
Remember that the vegetables I've put below are just a suggestion-you can choose your own!

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts

4-5 teaspoons of green pesto

1 packet of mozzarella, sliced into wedges

salt and pepper

For the veg:

handful of new potatoes

peas

OTHER INFO

For: 2

Vegetarian: No

Vegan: No

Time to prepare: 40 minutes

Cooking level: Medium

NUTRITIONAL INFO

PER MEAL
Calories 305
LOW Sugars 0g
MED Fat 15.22g
MED Saturates 8.97g
MED Salt 0.72g
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STEP 01

Turn the oven to 180°C.

STEP 02

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Place the chicken breast on a clean plastic chopping board and slice a 'pocket' down the side of the chicken breast.

STEP 03

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Spoon a few teaspoons of the green pesto inside the chicken breast, just enough to coat the inside of the chicken, then place a wedge of mozzarella inside.  Season with some salt and pepper.

STEP 04

Place on a lightly oiled baking tray and place in the oven for 30 minutes.

STEP 05

While that's baking, fill a saucepan half full with water and bring to the boil on the hob, over a high heat.  Once the water's boiling, add a pinch of salt, then pop the potatoes in.  Boil for about 20 minutes, or until soft (so that you can push your knife all the way through them).

STEP 06

To cook the peas, either put them in a bowl and cook in the microwave for around 2 minutes on full power, or pour them in with the potatoes 5 minutes before the end of cooking time.

STEP 07

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Take the chicken breast out, making sure that it's cooked all the way through (check by pressing your knife into the flesh and making sure that there's no pink bits) and serve with the potatoes and peas.

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