Herby Chicken with Pesto

Herby Chicken with Pesto Recipe Ben's Original™
40 mins
12 items
2 servings
Chicken pieces with fresh herbs and wholegrain rice make a healthy but filling meal. Enjoy with your favourite salad mix!


  • Ben's Original™ Wholegrain Savoury Chicken Microwave Rice 250g
  • 2tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 4 Chicken Pieces (Thighs or Drumsticks work well)
  • 1tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1tsp Dried Basil
  • 1tsp Onion Powder
  • 1tsp Garlic Powder
  • 100g Pine Nuts
  • 70g Fresh Basil
  • 1 Garlic Clove, crushed
  • 100ml Olive Oil
  • 80g Your Favourite Salad Mix

Ben's Original™ Wholegrain Savoury Chicken Microwave Rice


  1. 1
    Heat oven to 190C. 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. 2
    Bake the chicken pieces for 25 minutes, then turn and cook for a further 10 minutes until the juices run clear.
  3. 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. Combine the nuts, basil, garlic and olive oil in a food processor or pestle and mortar and blend until smooth.
  4. 4
    Heat the Ben's Original™ 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). Serve your favourite salad leaves on the side and enjoy.


Amount Per Serving
  • Carbohydrates (g) 386
  • Cholesterol (mg) 129
  • Dietary Fiber (g) 7.1
  • Energy (kJ) 2675
  • Protein (g) 32.5
  • Sugars (g) 3.2
  • Total Fat (g) 38
  • Saturated Fat (g) 6.6
  • Salt (g) 0.8
  • Sodium (mg) 320
  • Trans Fat(g) 0