Smoky Chicken & Creamy Cilantro Sauce over Spicy Carrots & Farro

Smoky Chicken & Creamy Cilantro Sauce

over Spicy Carrots & Farro

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This vibrant dish is bursting with bold flavors thanks to the blend of smoky spices (like paprika and ground yellow mustard) on our seared chicken, the herby cilantro sauce drizzled on top, and the fiery bird’s eye chile pepper mixed into the hearty farro salad served underneath.

16 green SmartPoints®

14 blue SmartPoints®

9 purple SmartPoints®

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To make this recipe diabetes friendly and meet the ADA nutrition guidelines for sodium, it is recommended that no additional salt be added to this recipe when prepared. See nutrition information for sodium as packaged.

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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. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm. 

Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing:
2 Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing:

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Roughly chop the piquante peppers. Cut off and discard the stem of the chile pepper; thinly slice crosswise (for a milder dish, remove and discard the ribs and seeds). Thoroughly wash your hands, knife, and cutting board immediately after handling. In a bowl, whisk together the cilantro sauce and fromage blanc. To make the dressing, in a separate bowl, whisk together the honey (kneading the packet before opening) and vinegar until combined. Add as much of the sliced chile pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. 

Cook the carrots:
3 Cook the carrots:

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots in an even layer. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned. Add the chopped garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a bowl. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the chicken:
4 Cook the chicken:

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 the same pan, 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.* Turn off the heat. 

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

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

To the pot of cooked farro, add the dressing, chopped piquante peppers, and cooked carrots. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Serve the finished farro topped with the cooked chicken and creamy cilantro sauce. 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. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Cover to keep warm. 

2 Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing:

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Roughly chop the piquante peppers. Cut off and discard the stem of the chile pepper; thinly slice crosswise (for a milder dish, remove and discard the ribs and seeds). Thoroughly wash your hands, knife, and cutting board immediately after handling. In a bowl, whisk together the cilantro sauce and fromage blanc. To make the dressing, in a separate bowl, whisk together the honey (kneading the packet before opening) and vinegar until combined. Add as much of the sliced chile pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. 

Prepare the ingredients & make the dressing:
Cook the carrots:
3 Cook the carrots:

In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots in an even layer. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned. Add the chopped garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened. Transfer to a bowl. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan. 

4 Cook the chicken:

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 the same pan, 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.* Turn off the heat. 

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

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

To the pot of cooked farro, add the dressing, chopped piquante peppers, and cooked carrots. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Serve the finished farro topped with the cooked chicken and creamy cilantro sauce. Enjoy!