Tomato Pesto Chicken with Kumara Mash

Tomato Pesto Chicken with Kumara Mash

Ready in 35 minutes Serves 4
This dish most recently appeared in Fresh Start (5 Nights For 4) on Sunday, April 21, 2019.


Kumara Mash

  • 400g kumara, peeled and diced 2cm
  • 2 carrots, diced 2cm
  • 2 Tbsp milk

Tomato Pesto Chicken

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1 pack lean chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 courgettes, halved and thinly sliced
  • 125g lite sour cream
  • 1 pack tomato pesto

To Serve

  • 1 bunch parsley, chopped


  1. Bring a pot of hot salted water to the boil.
  2. Prep & cook kumara mash. Cook kumara and carrots for 15-17 minutes, until very soft. Drain and mash well with milk. Season to taste.
  3. Prep & cook tomato pesto chicken. Heat 2 tsp oil in a fry-pan on high heat. Cook onion and capsicum for 2-3 minutes, until soft. Add chicken and cook for about 3 minutes to seal chicken. Add stock and 1/2 tsp salt and bring to a simmer. Add courgette and simmer for about 4 minutes, until chicken and courgette are cooked and stock has reduced slightly.
  4. Add sour cream and tomato pesto and stir through to heat. Remove from heat and season to taste.
  5. Serve kumara mash topped with tomato pesto chicken. Sprinkle over parsley.

Nutritional Information

Energy 1702 kj
407 kcal
Protein 36.6g
Carbohydrate 28.0g
Fat 15.8g