Smoky Chicken & Spicy Carrot Farro with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Smoky Chicken & Spicy Carrot Farro

with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

35 MIN
+$3.99/serving 2 Servings
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    From the Test Kitchen

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

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    Dietary Information Wellness

    This meal was designed in collaboration with nutritionists with your holistic health in mind.

    Carb Conscious 600 Calories Or Less
    • Nutrition
    • Calories
      480 Cals (est.)
    Smoky Chicken & Spicy Carrot Farro with Creamy Cilantro Sauce
    • 10 oz Tail-On Shrimp (Peeled & Deveined)
    • ½ cup Semi-Pearled Farro
    • 1 Tbsp Smoky Spice Blend (Smoked Paprika, Sweet Paprika, Ground Yellow Mustard, Garlic Powder & Onion Powder)
    • 1 Bird's Eye Chile Pepper
    • ¼ cup Cilantro Sauce
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 6 oz Carrots
    • ½ oz Pickled Peppadew Peppers
    • 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
    • ¼ cup Labneh Cheese
    • 2 tsps Honey

    Tips from Home Chefs

    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 peppadew 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 immediately after handling. In a bowl, whisk together the cilantro sauce and labneh. 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 a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 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 shrimp

    Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels (remove the tails if desired); place in a bowl. Season with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat (you may have extra). Toss to coat. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned shrimp. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly opaque. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until opaque and cooked through. Turn off the heat.

    Cook the shrimp
    Finish the farro & serve your dish
    5 Finish the farro & serve your dish

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

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