Seared Chicken & Honey-Chipotle Sauce

with Vegetable Farro

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In this dish, simply seared chicken gets irresistibly sweet-hot flavor from a bold, Mexican-style combo of honey, lime juice, and fiery chipotle paste—delightfully tempered by a drizzle of sour cream brightened with fresh lime zest. We’re bringing it all together over a hearty bed of farro mixed with sautéed poblano pepper and juicy fresh tomatoes.

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Cook the farro:
1 Cook the farro:

Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the farro and cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly. 

Cook the chicken:
2 Cook the chicken:

Meanwhile, pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken and 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. Cover with foil to keep warm. 

Prepare the ingredients & make the honey-chipotle sauce:
3 Prepare the ingredients & make the honey-chipotle sauce:

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Halve the tomatoes; place in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Zest the lime to get 1 teaspoon (if you don’t have a zester, use a peeler to remove the green rind, avoiding the white pith; mince the rind). Quarter the lime. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Thoroughly wash your hands, knife, and cutting board immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine the sour cream and lime zest; season with salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey (kneading the packet before opening), the juice of 2 lime wedges, and as much of the chile paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook the pepper:
4 Cook the pepper:

In the pan of reserved fond, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced pepper; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Add the chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to the bowl of seasoned tomatoes

Finish & serve your dish:
5 Finish & serve your dish:

To the bowl of cooked pepper and tomatoes, add the cooked farrothe juice of the remaining lime wedges, and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Slice the cooked chicken crosswise. Serve the finished farro topped with the sliced chickenhoney-chipotle sauce, and lime sour cream. Enjoy!

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Cook the farro:
1 Cook the farro:

Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the farro and cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly. 

2 Cook the chicken:

Meanwhile, pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken and 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. Cover with foil to keep warm. 

Cook the chicken:
Prepare the ingredients & make the honey-chipotle sauce:
3 Prepare the ingredients & make the honey-chipotle sauce:

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Halve the tomatoes; place in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Zest the lime to get 1 teaspoon (if you don’t have a zester, use a peeler to remove the green rind, avoiding the white pith; mince the rind). Quarter the lime. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Thoroughly wash your hands, knife, and cutting board immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine the sour cream and lime zest; season with salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey (kneading the packet before opening), the juice of 2 lime wedges, and as much of the chile paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper.

4 Cook the pepper:

In the pan of reserved fond, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced pepper; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Add the chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to the bowl of seasoned tomatoes

Cook the pepper:
Finish & serve your dish:
5 Finish & serve your dish:

To the bowl of cooked pepper and tomatoes, add the cooked farrothe juice of the remaining lime wedges, and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Slice the cooked chicken crosswise. Serve the finished farro topped with the sliced chickenhoney-chipotle sauce, and lime sour cream. Enjoy!