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Herby Chicken with Pesto

Chicken pieces with fresh herbs and Savoury Chicken Rice make a healthy but filling meal. Enjoy with your favourite salad mix and eat outside (if the sun is out!)

  • 4
  • Serving

  • 10M
  • Prep

  • 10M
  • Cook

  • 20M
  • Total


  • 2 tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 4 Chicken Pieces (Thighs or Drumsticks work well)
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 100 g Pine Nuts
  • 70 g Fresh Basil
  • 1 Garlic Clove, crushed
  • 100 ml Olive Oil
  • 1 pouch UNCLE BEN'S® Savoury Chicken Rice
  • 80 g Your Favourite Salad Mix


  1. Heat oven to 190°C. Line an oven tray with foil. In a large bowl mix together all of the dried herbs/spices with the sunflower oil. Add the chicken pieces and mix until fully coated. Place in a single layer on the tray.
  2. Bake the chicken pieces for 25 minutes, then turn and cook for a further 10 minutes until the juices run clear.
  3. To make the pesto, dry fry the pine nuts in a frying pan over a medium heat until golden and releasing a nutty aroma.
  4. Combine the nuts, basil, garlic and olive oil in a food processor or pestle and mortar and blend until smooth.
  5. Heat the UNCLE BEN'S® rice according to pack instructions then place into bowls. Top with the baked chicken pieces and drizzle over your homemade pesto (any leftovers can be kept in a jar in the fridge for up to a week).
  6. Serve your favourite salad leaves on the side and enjoy.


Energy (kJ) 390
Protein (g) 31.6
Total Fat (g) 36.8
Saturated Fat (g) 6.2
Carbohydrates (g) 40.6
Total Sugars (g) 3.7
Sodium (mg) 444

Where to buy?


UNCLE BEN'S® Savoury Chicken Rice 250 g

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