Served with a light salad, this dish is a zesty twist on the traditional pesto chicken. Perfect for a summer’s night paired with your favourite pale ale.

Recipe: Chicken on  the rock

Ingredients

  • Handful of parsley
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tbsp of flaked almonds
  • Zest 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tbsp of goats cheese
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 chicken breast (Double for party of two)

Method

1. Add parsley, garlic, almonds and lemon zest to mortar and pestle and smash.

2. When the ingredients resemble a chunky paste, stir in the goats cheese and olive oil.

3. Cut chicken breast into four then coat with pesto mix and grill over a medium heat.

4. Once cooked, serve on a bed of watercress and spring onion, with a squeeze of lemon and a crumble of goat’s cheese.

About The Author

Beau Cook is a country boy from Castlemaine, Victoria who made his mark on Masterchef Australia series 4. Cheeky at heart, Beau is an all-round Aussie bloke with a passion for fitness, healthy eating, rustic food and local produce.


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