Presto Pesto Panko Chicken

This is a #HelloFresh meal delivery review of the Presto Pesto Panko Chicken with a Green Salad and Roasted Potatoes. HelloFresh provided a Meal Delivery Box containing three meals to me free of charge. This post is therefore #sponsored. As always, all opinions in my reviews are mine and I if love it or hate it, I’ll let you know.

Admit it – you just said, “Presto Pesto Panko Chicken” out loud, didn’t you? No? Well, say it because it’s kind of fun to say! And it is good to eat too! That presto panko crust goes on top of pesto which goes on top of chicken – this layering results in a wonderfully moist chicken with a crispy crust!

Mangia! And mangia you will as this is one big plate of food!

 

Did you realize that chicken recipes are the most googled recipes? While I’ve said this for years and it makes total sense because have you had plain baked chicken? Bland and chewy! But… I actually have no evidence to back up this claim. So… I googled it. Google says “chicken as food” has been in the top 10 for 146 months. That’s a lot of people looking for chicken as food so I stand by this statement.

Google-Chicken

Image from: https://trends.google.com/trends/topcharts

Back to the dish…

Nutritionally, one serving comes in at 630 calories, 6 grams saturated fat, 50 grams carbs, 8 grams fiber, and 52 grams protein.

What would I change?

What I’m finding with HelloFresh meals is that – for how I eat – the calories, oil, and salt are too much for my preferences. It is easy to fix the oil and salt as I cook and I do this with every recipe. Fat and salt makes food delicious so I get it; it’s just not my cooking style and doesn’t fit in with my personal health goals.

Also, I would like more veggies! I’m a mostly-veg-for-my-meals type with a side of meat/protein and a small portion of carbs. This is also a quick fix by eating half the meal one night paired with some extra veg and saving half for the next night.

What did I love?

Easy peasy – the only chopping is the potatoes and the clean up was super fast.

The extras! Leftover ingredients included half the panko, half the pesto, and half a lemon. Score!

The crispy. I mentioned the chicken had a nice crunch but the potatoes were also soooo crispy. I love crunchy food and this dish delivered lots of crispy crunching.

Lessons Learned?

Okay. There is a definite trend. I need to read the directions better while multi-tasking with video and pictures! I used and entire HALF of the lemon when the recipe called for A SQUEEZE of juice on the greens! The salad was very puckery-lemony (totally on me, not HelloFresh!

HelloFresh provided a Meal Delivery Box containing three meals to me free of charge. This post is therefore #sponsored. As always, all opinions in my reviews are mine and I if love it or hate it, I’ll let you know.

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