Chicken with Cherries and Kale

chicken with cherries and kale


Chicken with Cherries and Kaleprinter friendly
1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
2 tablespoons shallots, finely chopped
1 (10 ounce) bag frozen cherries
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 bunch kale, chiffonade
2 tablespoons olive oil
celtic sea saltand pepper to taste 

  1. Rinse the chicken breast and pat dry
  2. With a mallet or skillet, pound the chicken breast to ¼ inch thickness
  3. Heat grapeseed oil in a large skillet over medium heat, then add shallots and saute for one minute
  4. Add cherries, cover and cook for 2-3 minutes, until cherries are soft and no longer frozen
  5. Add balsamic vinegar, then stir in mustard and kale
  6. Cover and cook over low heat 4-5 minutes, until kale is just wilted, stirring occasionally
  7. In another large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat
  8. Add chicken cutlets to the pan and sprinkle them with salt and pepper
  9. Cook 4-5 minutes on each side, until outside is browned and chicken is cooked through
  10. Transfer chicken to pan containing cherry sauce and kale
  11. Allow to marinate over low heat for 2-3 minutes so that chicken absorbs some of the sauce
  12. Serve
Serves 4

With both balsamic and mustard, this chicken dish is tangy and sweet. I served it to my family the night before Thanksgiving and they loved it.

When I asked the boys what to name this dish, my older son said, “Chicken Cherry Kale Amazement.”  I guess that says it all since the boys have now entered the picky eater phase.  This one is a crowd pleaser and works especially well for little ones.  Enjoy!

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