Seared chicken with broad bean and potato pesto

Yield: 2 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 smalls Skinless boneless chicken breasts
8 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil; plus a little extra
\N \N ; if necessary
2 \N Garlic cloves; crushed
2 \N Fresh oregano sprigs; (2 to 3)
1 small Lemon
350 grams Baby new potatoes; halved
1 small Red onion
1 teaspoon Balsamic vinegar; (1 to 2)
225 grams Frozen broad beans; thawed and all but
\N \N ; a handful peeled
6 \N Walnut halves; chopped
1 \N 25 grams blo Parmesan
15 grams Picked flat-leaf parsley leaves
\N \N Maldon sea salt and freshly ground
\N \N Black pepper

1 Place the chicken breasts between sheets of clingfilm and gently beat with a rolling pin to 1cm/ ½" thickness.

2 Strip the oregano from its stalks and finely chop. Place in a dish with 2 tbsp oil and half the garlic. Season and grate in the lemon rind. Add the chicken, turning to coat and set aside.

3 Place the potatoes in a pan of boiling salted water, cover and cook for 10-12 minutes or until tender. Heat a frying pan. Finely chop the onion.

Add 1 tbsp oil to the pan and fry the onion for a few minutes until softened.

4 Shell the remaining handful of the broad beans. Heat a small frying pan and a griddle pan.

5 Stir the balsamic vinegar into the frying pan, cut the lemon in half and squeeze in about 1 tsp juice. Swirl to combine and stir into the beans.

6 Add the walnuts to the small frying pan and cook for a minute or two until toasted, tossing occasionally. Remove from the heat.

7 Shake most of the marinade off the chicken and add to the griddle pan.

Sear for about two minutes on each side or until tender.

8 Place the remaining oregano and garlic in a mini blender. Grate the Parmesan and add the parsley and walnuts.

9 Season and whizz for 10 seconds, add the remaining 4 tbsp oil and blitz again. Add 2 tbsp beans and mix well.

10 Drain the potatoes and stir into the bean mixture. Spoon a pile into the centre of a serving plate and drizzle the pesto around the edge, letting it down with a little more oil if neceesary. Arrange a piece of chicken to the side and serve.

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