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20 minutes

Cheesy Chicken Thighs & Creamy Roasted Pepper Sauce

with String Beans over Spiced Orzo

Cooking time

20 minutes




680 /serving

Everyone knows the answer to staying cozy in winter: layer up! Why not follow that wisdom in the kitchen, with these seared-to-tender chicken thighs? First, layer on grated Grana Padano for a meltfest. Follow that at serving time with another layer of soul-warming sauce, smoothly made with roasted red pepper spread, cream and garlic. Then keep checking the boxes with a delicate spiced pasta base and roasted string beans for each helping.

We will send you:

  • 4 Chicken thighs
  • 300g String beans
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 30ml Roasted red pepper spread
  • 140g Orzo
  • 30ml Vegetable demi-glace
  • 30ml Heavy cream
  • 25g Grana Padano (contains rennet)
  • 10g Garlic & Sweet Pepper spices (salt, garlic, sugar, red bell pepper, vinegar powder, green bell pepper, sunflower oil, paprika, turmeric, cayenne pepper)

Contains: Eggs, Milk, Sulphites, Wheat

You will need:

Medium pot
Medium pan
Sheet pan
1 or 2 tbsp Butter
Salt & pepper (S&P)
Parchment paper
Total Fat
24 g
Saturated Fat
11 g
810 mg
Total Carb
69 g
9 g
50 g
7 g
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Start the chicken
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Pat the chicken dry with paper towel; season with ½ the spices and S&P. In a medium pan, heat a drizzle of oil on medium-high. Add the chicken and cook, partially covered, 2 to 3 min. per side, until partially cooked. Transfer to a lined sheet pan and sprinkle with the cheese. Reserve the pan.
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Boil the orzo
Meanwhile, add the orzo to the pot of boiling water and boil, 9 to 10 min., until just tender. Drain and rinse. Return to the pot and toss with a drizzle of oil to prevent sticking; season with ½ the remaining spices. Keep warm.
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Roast the string beans & finish the chicken
Meanwhile, remove the stem ends of the string beans. To the sheet pan of chicken, add the string beans, a drizzle of oil and S&P; toss well. Roast, 5 to 8 min., until the string beans are crisp-tender and the chicken* is cooked through.
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Make the sauce
Meanwhile, mince the garlic. In the reserved pan, heat a drizzle of oil on medium-high. Add the garlic and sauté, 30 sec. to 1 min., until fragrant. Add the cream, roasted red pepper spread, demi-glace, ¼ cup water (double for 4 portions) and the remaining spices; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 min., until slightly reduced and combined. Off the heat, add 1 tbsp butter (double for 4 portions); stir well.
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Plate your dish
Divide the orzo and string beans between your plates. Top the orzo with the chicken and spoon the sauce over. Bon appétit!

*Health Canada recommends cooking poultry to a minimum internal temperature of 74°C.