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Chicken Caprese Pasta Salad

Chicken Caprese Pasta Salad

served warm with Basil and Lemon

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While we’ll take the classic combo of mozzarella, tomato, and basil in pretty much any form, when our chefs let us know they transformed caprese into a hearty pasta dinner, we could barely contain ourselves. Here, orecchiette (that’s Italian for “little ears!”) is tossed with Italian-spiced chicken, juicy tomatoes, and creamy mozzarella in a lemony basil vinaigrette. Need we say more?

Allergens:WheatMilk

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

Total Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Ingredients
serving amount
2
4
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount
2
4

½ ounce

Basil

1 unit

Lemon

6 ounce

Orecchiette Pasta

(ContainsWheat)

10 ounce

Chicken Breast Strips

1 teaspoon

Italian Seasoning

2 tablespoon

Garlic Herb Butter

(ContainsMilk)

1 teaspoon

Chili Flakes

1 unit

Roma Tomato

4 ounce

Fresh Mozzarella

(ContainsMilk)

Not included in your delivery

Salt

Pepper

2 tablespoon

Olive Oil

1 teaspoon

Vegetable Oil

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3891 kJ
Calories930 kcal
Fat49 g
Saturated Fat19 g
Carbohydrate77 g
Sugar6 g
Dietary Fiber7 g
Protein49 g
Cholesterol170 mg
Sodium970 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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Zester
Medium Pot
Large Bowl
Whisk
Strainer
Large Pan
Paper Towel
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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1

Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Wash and dry all produce. Pick basil leaves from stems and discard stems; reserve a few leaves for garnish and mince remaining. Zest and quarter lemon.

2

In a large bowl, whisk together 2 TBSP olive oil (4 TBSP for 4 servings), minced basil, lemon zest, juice from half the lemon, salt (we used ½ tsp; use 1 tsp for 4), and pepper. Set aside.

3

Once water is boiling, add pasta to pot. Cook until al dente, 13-15 minutes. Drain.

4

Meanwhile, pat chicken dry with paper towels. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and season with a few large pinches of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned all over, 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning. Continue cooking until chicken is cooked through, 2-3 minutes more. Turn off heat; stir in garlic herb butter.

5

While chicken cooks, dice tomato into ½-inch pieces. Dice mozzarella into ½-inch cubes.

6

Stir pasta, chicken, tomato, and mozzarella into bowl with dressing until everything is coated. Season with salt and pepper; divide between bowls. Tear reserved basil leaves into pieces and sprinkle over pasta. Top with a pinch of chili flakes if desired. Slice remaining lemon into wedges and serve on the side.