Pistou linguini

Long day? Too tired to cook? We know the feeling. ZestyKits believes being short of time shouldn’t stop you from cooking and enjoying delicious and healthy food. In 15 minutes and a few chops you’ve got a showstopper on the table. This dish is filled with an orchestra of beautiful and simple flavours that will surprise you! Perfectly aldente linguine are coasted with a rich pea pistou topped with  lightly steamed snap peas, juicy chicken, fresh mint, parmesan and red chili flakes.  Green peas are the star of this dish. Why peas, you ask? Well, first peas are delicious and second each cup is filled 8 grams of protein and 68% of your recommended daily vitamin A. When you have a dish that’s family friendly and ready in 15 minutes, you know you’re onto a winner.

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Setup & cook the chicken: Preheat the oven to 375F.

Place the chicken breast on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle with oil. Cook for 15 minutes*.

Using 2 forks, shred the chicken in medium pieces.

*Note: Ensure the chicken cooked to a minimal internal temperature of 145F.


Preparation: In a pot, bring water to a boil for the linguine. Rinse and dry all produces.

Slice the sugar snap peas in half. Separate the fresh mint leaves.


Cook the sugar snap peas: In an oiled pan on medium heat, add the sugar snap peas. Stirring regularly cook for 3 minutes.


Cook the linguine: Add the linguine to the boiling water, stir and cook for 10 minutes. Once the pasta is cooked, reserve pasta water (1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 3/4 cup) and set aside. Drain the pasta using a colander & add to the pan with the peas.

Drain the linguine and add to the peas.


Combine: Add the pea pistou and half the pasta water. Combine. Check the sauce consistency and add more pasta water to thin sauce as desired. Add the chicken and combine. Taste and add salt as desired.


Garnish & serve: Garnish each bowl with Parmesan, mint and red chili flakes. Serve.

Bon Appétit!

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2 portions

4 portions

6 portions

lemon pepper chicken

220 gr

440 gr

660 gr


2 gr

4 gr

6 gr

sugar snap peas

160 gr

320 gr

480 gr

pea pistou

3/4 cup

1 1/2 cup

2 1/4 cup


180 gr

360 gr

540 gr


20 gr

40 gr

60 gr

red chili flakes

1/4 tsp

1/2 tsp

3/4 tsp

Health fact

Regina Naturopathic

Dr. Craig Herrington, Naturopath

Mint has been used for thousands of years to treat upset stomach or indigestion. More recent research has found it effective in treating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, gastric ulcers, as well as an anti-microbial agent. 

Cooking with kids

Beyond Baby Nutrition

Lacey Engel, Registered Dietitians

Cooking for kids? Introduce flavours slowly to children. When introducing a new flavour – like parmesan. you can encourage children to try it at different temperatures: cold from the fridge and warm on the pasta. It may take many exposures for a child to learn to like a new flavour or texture. Making this recipe with kids? Ask the child to contribute by helping with these steps:
  • 2: Separate the mint leaves.
  • 5: Add the chicken to the linguine and combine.
  • 6: Serve and garnish their dish.

Recommended Wine Pairing

Full-bodied wine with notes of spicy oak, sweet plum and cassis.
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Alcohol: 14.5%
(SLGA): $15.47

Flavours of citrus notes, hints of vanilla and a dash of oak. The mouth-feel is soft, with a medium weight and slight crispiness. A lingering finish taste of ripe, red apples. 
Region: California, USA
Colour: White
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Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free. 


  • pea pistou: peas, water, grapeseed oil, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder, pepper.
  • sugar snap peas
  • parmesan
  • linguine: durum wheat semolina.
  • red chili flakes
  • lemon pepper chicken: chicken, lemon peel, pepper, garlic powder.

Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free. 

Nutritional Information