M10 Butterfly Chicken with Pecorino Pesto Beans and Red Pepper Spaghetti

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M10 Butterfly Chicken with Pecorino Pesto Beans and Red Pepper Spaghetti

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Skill level: easy

 1 chicken breast

1 portion of fine green beans

1 red pepper

1 heaped teaspoon of M10 Pecorino Pesto

 1. Preheat the grill to a high heat but do not place the grill shelf under the grill yet.

2. Using a sharp knife cut the chicken breast in half, making sure to stop before you complete

the cut so that the chicken can be folded out into two halves. Imagine you are cutting a burger

bun that you want to keep in tact.

3. Cut the four sides of the pepper from top to bottom and place the sections of pepper and the

chicken individually onto the grill shelf. The peppers should be placed with their skins towards

the heat of the grill. Coat lightly or spray the surface of the chicken and peppers with olive oil

and place under the grill.

4. After about 10 minutes the chicken will begin to brown and the peppers will begin to blacken.

When the peppers have significantly blackened rmoved and plunge into cold water. Turn the

chicken breast and return it to the grill to cook the other side for a further 7-10 minutes.

5. While the second side of the chicken is cooking steam the fine beans for 4/5 minutes.

6. While the beans and the chicken is cooking remove the blackened skins from the peppers and

discard of the blackened skins. Thinly slice the remaining pepper flesh and place on the plate

ready for serving.

7. When the beans and the chicken have cooked switch off the grill and remove the beans from

the heat. Stir the pesto in with the beans and serve immediately along with the red pepper

spaghetti and chicken.


 If you would rather serve the beans cold then plunge them into ice cold water after removing from heat to retain their green and then drain. The pesto will be added when the excess water is drained from the beans and as such will make a tasty accompaniment to many meats or salads.

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