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Bruschetta Chicken

Bruschetta Chicken

with a Crispy Mozzarella Crust, Bacon Mashed Potatoes, and Asparagus

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Bruschetta, or to some, “broo-sketta,” is one of those foods that’s just as fun to say as it is to eat. The delicious mixture of chopped juicy tomatoes, lemon juice, and strands of fresh basil—usually piled on top of bread—is pretty tough to beat. So our chefs decided to give it a delicious upgrade. This recipe swaps bread (which, let’s be honest, usually gets a bit soggy!) for golden, panko-and-mozzarella-coated chicken breasts. On the side, there’s creamy mashed potatoes studded with bits of crispy bacon and roasted asparagus tossed with bright lemon zest. One bite will transport you to the Italian countryside.

Allergens:WheatMilk

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
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serving amount

12 ounce

Yukon Gold Potatoes

8 ounce

Asparagus

¼ cup

Panko Breadcrumbs

(ContainsWheat)

½ cup

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

1 teaspoon

Italian Seasoning

12 ounce

Chicken Breasts

4 ounce

Bacon

1 unit

Lemon

1 unit

Roma Tomato

½ ounce

Basil

Not included in your delivery

1 teaspoon

Vegetable Oil

2 teaspoon

Olive Oil

3 tablespoon

Butter

(ContainsMilk)

Salt

Pepper

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3180 kJ
Calories760 kcal
Fat40 g
Saturated Fat17 g
Carbohydrate46 g
Sugar8 g
Dietary Fiber10 g
Protein59 g
Cholesterol215 mg
Sodium410 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensils
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Medium Bowl
Baking Sheet
Paper Towel
Small Bowl
Zester
Potato Masher
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Prep and Make Crust
Prep and Make Crust
1

Adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. Dice potatoes into ½-inch pieces. Trim and discard woody bottom ends from asparagus. Microwave 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings) in a medium microwave-safe bowl until melted, about 1 minute. Stir in mozzarella, panko, Italian Seasoning, salt, and pepper.

Start Chicken
Start Chicken
2

Lightly oil a baking sheet (or spray sheet with nonstick cooking spray). Pat chicken dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper and place on prepared sheet. Mound mozzarella crust onto tops of chicken, pressing firmly to adhere. Roast on top rack until crust is lightly browned, 10-15 minutes (we’ll add the asparagus then).

Cook Potatoes and Bacon
Cook Potatoes and Bacon
3

Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large pot with enough salted water to cover by 2 inches. Boil until tender, 15 minutes. Reserve ½ cup cooking water, then drain and return potatoes to pot. Cover to keep warm. Meanwhile, place bacon in a large, dry pan over medium-high heat. Cook, turning, until crispy, 4-6 minutes per side. Turn off heat; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate.

Roast Asparagus and Finish Chicken
Roast Asparagus and Finish Chicken
4

Once chicken has roasted 10-15 minutes, remove baking sheet from oven. Toss asparagus on other side of sheet with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper. (For 4 servings, add asparagus to a second baking sheet and roast on middle rack.) Return to oven and roast until asparagus is tender and chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes. TIP: For a deeply golden-brown crust on the chicken, broil for the last 2-3 minutes.

Make Brushetta
Make Brushetta
5

Meanwhile, zest and quarter lemon. Finely dice tomato. Pick basil leaves from stems; discard stems and thinly slice leaves. In a small bowl, combine tomato, basil, juice from 2 lemon wedges (4 wedges for 4 servings), and a drizzle of olive oil. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Finish and Serve
Finish and Serve
6

Mash potatoes with 2 TBSP butter, adding reserved cooking water as needed, until smooth. Chop bacon into bite-sized pieces and stir half into mashed potatoes; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle asparagus with lemon zest (to taste). Divide potatoes, asparagus, and chicken between plates. Top chicken with bruschetta and potatoes with remaining bacon. Serve with remaining lemon wedges on the side.