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Time to Carb Load – or Refuel – for the runDisney Virtual Star Wars Rival Run Weekend!

Looking for a power boost before the Star Wars Rival Run?

Look no further than this out-of-this-world delicacy! It’s important to fuel up your vessel before you head out and this carb and protein feast is simple to make and tasty, too!

While coming up with this recipe, I was heavily influenced by the food at Star Wars Galaxy’s
Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Endorian Tip Yip (or chicken as we know it here on Earth) is featured on the menu at Docking Bay Seven on Batuu and is a great lean protein to eat before a big race.

*If gnocchi isn’t your speed you can substitute any kind of pasta. Just cook it that way the box says and toss with the oven components after they are done cooking.*

This recipe was a major crowd-pleaser in our house, with even my pesto-hating father saying how good it was! We just told him it was “basil garlic sauce” and he was more than pleased. Sheet pan meals are quick and easy so this is the perfect meal for a stress-free pre-race evening.

Endorian Tip Yip with Carbo Puffs and Swamp Veggies

● 1 Orange Bell Pepper
● Half a Red Onion
● 1 Cup Green Beans
● 4 Chicken Breasts
● 2 Package of Gnocchi (fresh, not the stuff in the dried pasta aisle)
● ⅓ cup Pesto
● 3 tbs Olive Oil
● Salt (to taste)
● Pepper (to taste)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Cut your veggies into bite-sized pieces (roughly an inch in size).

3. Toss veggies in a bowl with olive oil, salt, and pepper until coated and glistening.

4. Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes.

5. Place chicken pieces into a separate bowl with a couple spoonfuls of the pesto and toss
til coated.

6. Place chicken, veggies and gnocchi on a parchment-lined baking sheet making sure to
spread in an even layer.

7. Cook for 20 mins, mixing the ingredients together and re-spreading into an even layer
about 10 mins through the cook time. (Cook time may vary depending on the thickness
of your chicken.).

8. Remove from the oven and toss with remaining pesto.

9. Serve immediately and get ready to do the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs the following day!
(Makes 2 servings)

Emily Newton is a two-time Disney College Program participant who dreams about the day she can return to her home away from home. A current college senior pursuing a history degree, Emily spends her free time crafting, writing and planning her next trip to Disney.

Although she first set foot in the parks in her 20s, Disney has been a monumental influence on her life from the very start. As a child, Emily lived in her Mulan pajamas and was able to memorize full Disney films, often putting on little musical shows for her family. The Disney College program was a goal of Emily’s from the age of 12 and ever since, working for the mouse has been her life’s dream. While in the College Program, she was lucky enough to work on Toy Story Midway Mania and in the shops in Fantasyland.

To Emily, the magic is in the details. She says: “There is so much more than meets the eye when it comes to the parks and movies. The level of backstory and thought is so immense I spend hours falling down rabbit holes to learn more and more about my favorite place.”