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Kale and Chicken Salad

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

For the vinaigrette:

1/2
lb tomatillos
1/2
small white onion, coarsely chopped
1
jalapeño, deseeded and coarsely chopped
1
garlic clove
1/4
cup cilantro
1/4
cup olive oil
1-2 tablespoons lime juice
Salt, to taste

For the salad:

1
chicken breast, boneless and skinless
Salt and pepper, to taste
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
bag baby kale, washed and dried
Queso cotija or queso fresco, coarsely grated

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

You can refrigerate the tomatillo vinaigrette for up to 5 days.

Tomatillos are very tasty and they add a lot of flavor to sauces or recipes. This salad is the best demonstration of how they can also be the main ingredient in a delicious vinaigrette. You can make it ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator, just be sure to take it out a little before serving so it’s not too cold.

Serve this salad over corn or flour tortillas.

Make it with shrimp or beef instead of chicken.

Directions

  • 1 For the vinaigrette: Submerge tomatillos in boiling water. Drain, transfer to cold water and peel. Cut them in thick wedges.
  • 2 Add tomatillos to a frying pan, along with onion, jalapeño and garlic. Sauté without adding oil until everything is tender.
  • 3 Cool for a few minutes and transfer to a blender, add cilantro, oil, lemon juice and salt to taste. Process until you have a smooth sauce. Season to taste. Transfer to a container and set aside.
  • 4 For the salad: Slice the chicken breast into filets and season to taste. Add oil to a frying pan and cook the chicken on medium heat. Flip once to cook on both sides. Don’t over cook it so that it can remain juicy.
  • 5 Place baby kale leaves on a salad plate or in individual plates. Season to taste. Add chicken and sprinkle with grated cheese.
  • 6 Drizzle with the prepared vinaigrette or serve on the side.

Tomatillos are very tasty and they add a lot of flavor to sauces or recipes. This salad is the best demonstration of how they can also be the main ingredient in a delicious vinaigrette. You can make it ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator, just be sure to take it out a little before serving so it’s not too cold.

Rate and Comment

Morena Cuadra Morena Cuadra
September 20, 2016

Tomatillos are very tasty and they add a lot of flavor to sauces or recipes. This salad is the best demonstration of how they can also be the main ingredient in a delicious vinaigrette. You can make it ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator, just be sure to take it out a little before serving so it’s not too cold.