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Unconventional Chickenless Crostini with Pea Pesto

Unconventional Chickenless Crostini with Pea Pesto

Inspired by Italian street food, this recipe for Unconventional chickenless crostini, with pea pesto is perfect for a light snack or canape! The fresh flavours combine to deliver a taste of Italy, paired with the deliciously moist Chickenless fillets.

Serves 10 portions


For the Unconventional Chickenless Crostini with Pea Pesto

  1. Heat a frying pan and add the oil. Shallow fry the chickenless fillets on each side to give some colour and cook slightly.
  2. To create the glaze, combine the ingredients in a pan and bring to a simmer and reduce by half or until thickened.
  3. Turn the heat down and add the glaze with the thyme and basil and baste the chicken so that it’s completely coated and the glaze is starting to stick to the chicken, place in the oven for 4 -5 minutes to cook.
  4. Remove and leave to cool. Slice as required.
  5. Combine the peas, lemon and basil together with the garlic and blend to a coarse paste.
  6. Add the remaining pea pesto ingredients and blend to a coarse puree.
  7. For the crostini, slice the bread into thin even slices and then brush with the oil and season.
    Then place into an oven at 160c and bake until crisp and slightly coloured.
  8. Place a crostini on a plate and then spread over some of the pesto. Slice the lemon chicken and place a few slices on top.
  9. Brush with the lemon glaze and serve!


Recipe by Steve Walpole for Unconventional

Chickenless Crostini
Chickenless Crostini


For the lemon chicken

Unconventional Chickenless Fillets180g
Lemon Glaze(See below)
Olive Oil1 Tbsp
Thyme Leaves2g
Chopped Basil2g

For the crostini

Ciabatta or Focaccia Bread 140g
Olive oil
Sea Salt

For the lemon glaze

Lemon Juice50ml
Vegan Stock100ml

For the pea pesto

Frozen Peas Defrosted and Drained50g
Mint Leaves5g
Basil Leaves5g
Pine Nuts Toasted20g
Olive Oil5 Tbsps
Garlic Chopped1 clove
Lemon Juice30ml
Vegan Parmesan30g
Lemon Zest