Seared Chicken & Mushroom Farro with Parmesan Cheese

Seared Chicken & Mushroom Farro

with Parmesan Cheese

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In this hearty northern Italian-inspired dish, dried shiitake mushrooms are cooked together with nutty farro, which infuses the grain with deeply umami (or savory) flavor. It makes for a rich, earthy base that complements our simple seared chicken.

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Prepare the mushrooms & cook the farro:
1 Prepare the mushrooms & cook the farro:

Fill a medium pot with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Finely chop the mushrooms. Once the pot of water is boiling, add the farro and chopped mushrooms. Cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm. 

Cook the chicken:
2 Cook the chicken:

While the farro and mushrooms cook, 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 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. 

Prepare the remaining ingredients:
3 Prepare the remaining ingredients:

While the chicken cooks, wash and dry the kale. Separate the leaves from the stems; discard the stems, then thinly slice the leaves. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic

Cook the kale:
4 Cook the kale:

Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the pan of reserved fond; heat on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced kale and chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the kale is slightly wilted. Add the vinegar (carefully, as the liquid may splatter), 1/4 cup of water, and as much of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the kale is wilted and the liquid has cooked off. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

Finish the farro & serve your dish:
5 Finish the farro & serve your dish:

To the pot of cooked farro, add the cooked kale, crème fraîche, and half the cheese. 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 chicken. Garnish with the remaining cheese. Enjoy!

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Prepare the mushrooms & cook the farro:
1 Prepare the mushrooms & cook the farro:

Fill a medium pot with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Finely chop the mushrooms. Once the pot of water is boiling, add the farro and chopped mushrooms. Cook, uncovered, 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm. 

2 Cook the chicken:

While the farro and mushrooms cook, 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 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. 

Cook the chicken:
Prepare the remaining ingredients:
3 Prepare the remaining ingredients:

While the chicken cooks, wash and dry the kale. Separate the leaves from the stems; discard the stems, then thinly slice the leaves. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic

4 Cook the kale:

Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the pan of reserved fond; heat on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced kale and chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the kale is slightly wilted. Add the vinegar (carefully, as the liquid may splatter), 1/4 cup of water, and as much of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the kale is wilted and the liquid has cooked off. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

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

To the pot of cooked farro, add the cooked kale, crème fraîche, and half the cheese. 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 chicken. Garnish with the remaining cheese. Enjoy!