We've just entered wild garlic season and we couldn't wait to use it to make our own homemade pesto, mixed with a little olive oil and pine nuts... We coat chicken with this delicous wild garlic pesto and serve it on a bed of carrot mash, a lighter altenative to potato mash!

Serves: 2 | Cook Time: 30 mins | Calories: 522 | Type: Gluten-Free


  • 180g free-range chicken breast
  • 20g wild garlic
  • 30 pine nuts (nuts)
  • 400g carrots
  • 160g cherry tomatoes
  • 200g tenderstem
  • 1/2 lemon

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  • Sea salt & black pepper
  • Coconut oil / olive oil

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  1. Preheat the oven to 200C and boil a kettle.
  2. To make the wild garlic pesto; finely chop the wild garlic and half of the pine nuts. Place in a bowl and mix in 1 tbsp olive oil, and the lemon juice. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
  3. Place the chicken breasts into an ovenproof dish, and cover with a layer of the wild garlic pesto. Place in the oven for 25 mins or until cooked through.
  4. Peel and chop the carrot into 1cm pieces and place in a saucepan. Cover with boiling water and simmer for 20 mins until soft.
  5. Trim the tenderstem. Place the tenderstem, tomatoes and remaining pine nuts on a baking tray, drizzle over 1/2 tbsp oil and place in the oven for 10 mins.
  6. Drain the carrots and mash with a potato masher. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
  7. To serve, spoon the carrot mash onto a plate. Cut the wild garlic pesto chicken breast into slices. Place the sliced chicken on top of the carrot mash and serve alongside the tenderstem, tomatoes and pine nuts.