Tender Chicken, Sweet and Spicy Dressed Greens + Cheese Pom-Poms

tender chicken, strawberry jalapeño-dressed greens, warm cilantro goat cheese balls

Serves: 2 | Time to Table: 25 minutes | Calories: 429 | Protein Category: Chicken | Allergens: Dairy + Nuts (Pecans) | Excellent Source of: Protein, Vitamin A | Good Source of: Calcium, Iron, Vitamin C


$13.49/Serving
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Equipment:

  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Measuring Spoons
  • - Medium Mixing Bowl
  • - Medium Oven Proof Sauté Pan
  • - Medium Saute Pan
  • - Small Mixing Bowl
  • - Tongs

What You Need:

  • - Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt
  • - Water

What We Send:

  • - Baby Arugula
  • - Chicken Tenders
  • - Diced Shallots
  • - Goat Cheese
  • - Jalapeno & Cilantro
  • - Pecan Pieces
  • - Red Wine Vinegar

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

A classic wine pairing for this dish would be a Sauvignon Blanc. If it ain’t “blanc,” don’t fix it.

Beer Pairings

A Belgian wheat beer is where it’s at with this meal.

TK Table Talk:

Is passion for work the same thing as enjoyment for work?

What To Do:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

Tender Chicken, Sweet and Spicy Dressed Greens + Cheese Pom-Poms - Step 1

2. Cook the Chicken: Liberally salt and pepper the chicken. In a medium ovenproof sauté pan over medium-high heat, add 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add chicken and cook until browned on the under side. Turn chicken and place pan in the oven to cook until juices run clear (about 12 minutes). Remove from oven and set aside.

Tender Chicken, Sweet and Spicy Dressed Greens + Cheese Pom-Poms - Step 2

3. Make the Dressing: Seperate the jalapeño from the cilantro. Set cilantro aside. Finely chop the jalepeño and shallots and add to a medium mixing bowl. (If you like less heat, use less jalapeño.) Add the strawberry preserves, vinegar, 2 teaspoons olive oil and 2 teaspoons water. Whisk together with a fork. Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Tender Chicken, Sweet and Spicy Dressed Greens + Cheese Pom-Poms - Step 3

4. Form the Goat Cheese Pom-Poms: Finely chop the pecan pieces. Add goat cheese to a small mixing bowl. Finely chop the cilantro and stir into the goat cheese. Form mixture into 8 equal-sized balls. Roll balls in the pecans.

Tender Chicken, Sweet and Spicy Dressed Greens + Cheese Pom-Poms - Step 4

5. Warm Goat Cheese Pom-Poms: In a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat, add 2 teaspoons olive oil. When hot, add the goat cheese balls and cook for 20 seconds until just warmed (not melting). Carefully remove to a plate using a small spoon.

To Serve: Toss the greens into the dressing and serve alongside chicken with goat cheese pom-poms on top. Drizzle any leftover dressing over the chicken, if you dare.

Pro Tip:

Sweet and heat are great flavor neighbors!

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