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#1 Ladydoc



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 02:22 AM

As promised here is the Sun Basket recipe my husband liked.

Roasted chicken breasts with sautéed kale and apples


¼ cup cashews
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
Two 6-ounce boneless skin-on chicken breasts
1 to 2 shallots
1 to 2 apples
1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 lemon


1. Roast the black sesame-crusted cashews
Heat the oven to 375°F.
Lightly oil a sheet pan. In a bowl, combine the cashews, maple syrup, and sesame seeds; stir to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Spread the mixture in an even layer on the prepared sheet pan. Roast until the cashews are fragrant and lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. Break up any clusters.
While the cashews toast, prepare the chicken.
2. Cook the chicken
Pat the chicken breasts dry with a paper towel; season generously with salt and pepper.
In a pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the chicken, skin side down, and cook until the skin is golden brown but the flesh is only partly cooked, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and cook for 30 seconds longer. Transfer the chicken to a sheet pan skin side up; do not clean the frying pan. Transfer to the oven and roast until cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.
While the chicken roasts, prepare the kale and apples.
3. Prep and cook the kale and apples
Peel and finely chop the shallot.
Cut the apples in half; remove the core, then cut the fruit into ¼-inch-thick slices.
Strip the kale leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves.
In the same frying pan used for the chicken, add half the shallot and cook over medium heat until just beginning to soften, about 1 minute. Add the apples and cook, stirring to scrape up any browned bits at the bottom of the pan, until the apples begin to brown and soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the kale; cook until wilted, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and cook 1 minute longer (or, if you prefer more tender kale, cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer). Remove the pan from the heat.
While the kale cooks, prepare the dressing.
4. Make the parsley-lemon dressing
Strip the parsley leaves from the stems: coarsely chop the leaves.
Zest and juice the lemon.
In a bowl, combine the remaining shallot with the parsley, lemon zest, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil. Stir to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
5. Serve
Transfer the chicken breasts to individual plates and top with the parsley-lemon dressing. Spoon the kale and apples alongside, sprinkle with the sesame-crusted cashews, and serve.


#2 sal4gal


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:19 PM

Thanks! I am collecting hubby approved healthy recipes. As we get older, he is more open, yippy! He will eat ANYTHING with cashews :) 



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