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Italian Chicken Salad & Bacon Croutons

Italian Chicken Salad & Bacon Croutons

with Creamy Pesto Dressing

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How to improve golden, fragrant croutons? Just add bacon, of course! Sprinkle them over a hearty salad of succulent chicken, crisp greens and a creamy pesto dressing to make a fresh-tasting feast that'll be loved by all.

Tags:Low Calorie
Allergens:GlutenSoyMilkTree NutsEggs
Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients

serving 4 people

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serving 4 people

2 clove

garlic

1 punnet

cherry tomatoes

1 unit

cucumber

1 unit

ciabatta

(ContainsGluten, SoyMay be presentEgg, Milk, Sesame, Tree Nuts)

1 packet

bacon

1 packet

chicken breast

1 sachet

Italian herbs

1 packet

creamy pesto dressing

(ContainsMilk, Tree Nuts, Eggs)

1 bag

mixed salad leaves

1 packet

grated Parmesan cheese

(ContainsMilk)

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

2 tsp

water

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2180 kJ
Fat32.6 g
of which saturates7.9 g
Carbohydrate18 g
of which sugars4 g
Protein38.7 g
Sodium720 mg
Utensils
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Large Non-Stick Pan
Instructions
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Prep
Prep
1

Finely chop the garlic (or use a garlic press). Halve the cherry tomatoes. Thinly slice the cucumber into half-moons. Tear the ciabatta into 1cm chunks. Roughly chop the bacon. Cut the chicken breast into 2cm chunks. In a large bowl, combine the chicken breast, garlic and Italian herbs. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat.

Dressing
Dressing
2

In a small bowl, add the creamy pesto dressing, 2 tsp of water and a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.

Croutons
Croutons
3

Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to turn golden, 2-3 minutes. Add the ciabatta and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and crisp, 4-5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and transfer the bacon and ciabatta to a medium bowl.

Cook chicken
Cook chicken
4

Return the frying pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the chicken and cook, tossing, until cooked through, 5-6 minutes.

Toss
Toss
5

In a large bowl, add the mixed salad leaves, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, grated Parmesan cheese, bacon croutons and Italian-herbed chicken. Toss to combine, then drizzle with the pesto dressing. TIP: You can serve the chicken on the side if the kids would prefer!

Serve
Serve
6

Divide the Italian herbed chicken salad between bowls.