Tahini-Dressed Chicken & Kale with Pickled Peppers & Roasted Sweet Potato

Tahini-Dressed Chicken & Kale

with Pickled Peppers & Roasted Sweet Potato

35 MIN
$11.98/serving 2 Servings
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    To bring together seared chicken and a hearty bed of kale and sweet potato, we’re topping it all with an irresistibly rich and creamy dressing of tahini, soy sauce, mayo, fresh lemon juice, and punchy garlic paste.
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    15 blue SmartPoints® per serving
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    • Nutrition
      PER SERVING
    • Calories
      670 Cals (est.)
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    ingredients
    Tahini-Dressed Chicken & Kale with Pickled Peppers & Roasted Sweet Potato
    Title
    • ½ lb Sweet Potato
    • 1 Lemon
    • 2 Tbsps Tahini
    • 1 bunch Kale
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
    • 2 Tbsps Mayonnaise
    • 1 Tbsp Weeknight Hero Spice Blend (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika & Whole Dried Parsley)
    • 1 Tbsp Pickled Peruvian Peppers
    • 2 Boneless, Center-Cut Pork Chops
    Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Medium dice the sweet potato. Peel 2 cloves of garlic. Roughly chop 1 clove. Using a zester, finely grate the remaining clove into a paste (or use the small side of a box grater). Separate the kale leaves from the stems; discard the stems, then roughly chop the leaves. Quarter and deseed the lemon. In a bowl, whisk together the tahini, mayonnaise, soy sauce, the juice of 2 lemon wedges, 2 teaspoons of water, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

    Roast the sweet potato
    2 Roast the sweet potato

    Place the diced sweet potato on a sheet pan. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 19 to 21 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven. 

    Cook the chicken
    3 Cook the chicken

    Meanwhile, pat the chicken dry with paper towels; season on both sides with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken. Cook 6 to 7 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board. 

    *An instant-read thermometer should register 165°F.

    Cook the kale
    4 Cook the kale

    In the pan of reserved fond, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until slightly softened. Add the chopped kale; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to  3 minutes, or until slightly wilted. Add 1/4 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter) and the juice of the remaining lemon wedges. Cook, stirring occasionally and scraping up any fond, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the kale is wilted and the liquid has cooked off. Transfer to a large bowl. 

    Finish & serve your dish
    5 Finish & serve your dish

    To the bowl of cooked kale, add the roasted sweet potato and peppers. Season with salt and pepper; toss to combine. Slice the cooked chicken crosswise. Serve the finished vegetables topped with the sliced chicken and dressing. Enjoy!

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    Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing
    1 Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing

    Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Medium dice the sweet potato. Peel 2 cloves of garlic. Roughly chop 1 clove. Using a zester, finely grate the remaining clove into a paste (or use the small side of a box grater). Separate the kale leaves from the stems; discard the stems, then roughly chop the leaves. Quarter and deseed the lemon. In a bowl, whisk together the tahini, mayonnaise, soy sauce, the juice of 2 lemon wedges, 2 teaspoons of water, and as much of the garlic paste as you’d like. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

    2 Roast the sweet potato

    Place the diced sweet potato on a sheet pan. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange in an even layer. Roast 19 to 21 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven. 

    Roast the sweet potato
    Cook the chicken
    3 Cook the chicken

    Meanwhile, pat the chicken dry with paper towels; season on both sides with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken. Cook 6 to 7 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board. 

    *An instant-read thermometer should register 165°F.

    4 Cook the kale

    In the pan of reserved fond, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until slightly softened. Add the chopped kale; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to  3 minutes, or until slightly wilted. Add 1/4 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter) and the juice of the remaining lemon wedges. Cook, stirring occasionally and scraping up any fond, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the kale is wilted and the liquid has cooked off. Transfer to a large bowl. 

    Cook the kale
    Finish & serve your dish
    5 Finish & serve your dish

    To the bowl of cooked kale, add the roasted sweet potato and peppers. Season with salt and pepper; toss to combine. Slice the cooked chicken crosswise. Serve the finished vegetables topped with the sliced chicken and dressing. Enjoy!

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