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Smoky Spiced Chicken with Creamy Cilantro Sauce with Vegetable Farro

Serving Size: 10
This delicious Mediterranean inspired dish uses smoked paprika to give the chicken a spiced smoky flavor. It also incorporates farro, an ancient grain that contains more nutrition compared to modern wheat.

Recipe by: Mayumi Tavalero

Cook Times

Active Prep10
Hands-On Cook15
Hands-Off Cook20
Total Time45 minutes
Recipe Serving Size10

Cooking Tools Required

Cutting board, Measuring cups and spoons, Meat Thermometer, Mixing bowls, Saucepan, Saute pan, Sharp Knives

Ingredients

  • 2 cup pearled farro
  • 2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 pound zucchini for 10 servings 4 medium dice
  • 4 clove garlic roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 ounce arugula
  • 4 tablespoon pickled Peruvian peppers OR sub pickled sweet peppers
  • 4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast for 10 servings about 10 medium
  • 4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons if using 2 pans

For the creamy cilantro sauce:

  • 4 tablespoon fromage blanc OR sub full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • 4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • water to thin sauce if needed

For the dressing:

  • 2 ½ tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot, filled ¾ full of water to a boil. Add salt and farro. Cook uncovered 18-20 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and return farro to pot.
  • In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. When hot add the zucchini and saute for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and saute an additional 2 minutes. Season with Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Add to the pot of farro.
  • In the same cleaned pan (and an additional large saute pan if needed), add olive oil and place over medium heat. Mix together paprika, garlic powder, and cumin. Season chicken breasts with the spice blend and cook for about 5 minutes per side or until an instant-read thermometer register 165 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together all the ingredients for the creamy cilantro sauce. Set aside.
  • In another small bowl whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing, and add to the pot of farrow along with the arugula. Stir well to combine. Adjust seasonings.
  • Plate farro, then top with sliced chicken breast and creamy cilantro sauce.
Reheating Instructions

Heat in microwave on medium-high power until heated through.

Nutrition

Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 931mg | Potassium: 1150mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1334IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg