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Spanish-Style Chicken & Potato Salad

with Almonds & Fig Mayo

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    40 min
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    4
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    Nutrition
    Est. 640 calories

This summer, we’re bringing you 12 weeks of recipes designed with busy schedules and flexibility in mind. The easy sauce for our Spanish-spiced chicken calls on the sweet flavor of fig, thanks to a specialty fruit spread we’re mixing with just a touch of mayo––a perfect match for our creamy, zesty potato salad.

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Spanish-Style Chicken & Potato Salad with Almonds & Fig Mayo
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  • 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • ½ lb Sweet Peppers
  • 1¼ lbs Golden Potatoes
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 bunch Parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Sherry Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsps Ghee
  • ¼ cup Creamy Mustard Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Spanish Spice Blend (Smoked Paprika, Ground Cumin, Ground Coriander, Dried Mexican Oregano, Cayenne Pepper & Ground Cinnamon)
  • 1 Tbsp Fig Spread
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Prepare the ingredients & make the fig mayo:
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the fig mayo:

Remove the ghee from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Fill a medium pot with salted water; heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Medium dice the potatoes. Medium dice the zucchini. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Peel and medium dice the onion. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then thinly slice into rings. Combine in a bowl. Roughly chop the parsley leaves and stems. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, fig spread, and 2 teaspoons of water; season with salt and pepper. 

Cook & dress the potatoes:
2 Cook & dress the potatoes:

Add the diced potatoes to the pot of boiling water. Cook 15 to 17 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Add the creamy mustard sauce; stir to coat. 

Cook the vegetables:
3 Cook the vegetables:

While the potatoes cook, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the diced zucchini in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the onion-pepper mixture; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Add the vinegar. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the liquid has cooked off. Transfer to a bowl; cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan. 

Cook the chicken:
4 Cook the chicken:

While the potatoes continue to 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 the same pan, heat the ghee on medium-high until melted. 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. 

Finish the potato salad & serve your dish:
5 Finish the potato salad & serve your dish:

To the pot of dressed potatoes, add the cooked vegetables; season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Slice the cooked chicken crosswise. Serve the sliced chicken with the potato salad. Top the chicken with the fig mayo and chopped parsley. Enjoy! 

Make ahead modifications:
6 Make ahead modifications:

Prepare as directed. Transfer the potato salad, sliced chicken, parsley, and fig mayo to separate airtight containers. Cool, uncovered, then cover and refrigerate. Serve as directed in Step 5. Enjoy!

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Prepare the ingredients & make the fig mayo:
1 Prepare the ingredients & make the fig mayo:

Remove the ghee from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Fill a medium pot with salted water; heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Medium dice the potatoes. Medium dice the zucchini. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Peel and medium dice the onion. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then thinly slice into rings. Combine in a bowl. Roughly chop the parsley leaves and stems. In a bowl, combine the mayonnaise, fig spread, and 2 teaspoons of water; season with salt and pepper. 

2 Cook & dress the potatoes:

Add the diced potatoes to the pot of boiling water. Cook 15 to 17 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and return to the pot. Add the creamy mustard sauce; stir to coat. 

Cook & dress the potatoes:
Cook the vegetables:
3 Cook the vegetables:

While the potatoes cook, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the diced zucchini in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the onion-pepper mixture; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Add the vinegar. Cook, stirring frequently, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the liquid has cooked off. Transfer to a bowl; cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan. 

4 Cook the chicken:

While the potatoes continue to 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 the same pan, heat the ghee on medium-high until melted. 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. 

Cook the chicken:
Finish the potato salad & serve your dish:
5 Finish the potato salad & serve your dish:

To the pot of dressed potatoes, add the cooked vegetables; season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Slice the cooked chicken crosswise. Serve the sliced chicken with the potato salad. Top the chicken with the fig mayo and chopped parsley. Enjoy! 

6 Make ahead modifications:

Prepare as directed. Transfer the potato salad, sliced chicken, parsley, and fig mayo to separate airtight containers. Cool, uncovered, then cover and refrigerate. Serve as directed in Step 5. Enjoy!

Make ahead modifications: