Roasted Chicken and Beet Salad
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Roasted Chicken and Beet Salad

Total Time40 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 7 oz bag Arugula
  • 1 Cup Farro Cooked
  • 1/4 Cup Bleu Cheese Crumbles
  • 1/2 English Cucumber Peeled and Sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Grape Tomatoes Halved

Roasted Beets

  • 4 Beets Roasted and Sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper

Roasted Chicken Breast

  • 2 Boneless, Skinkless Chicken Breast Baked and Sliced
  • Brine Official Ratio:1 Gal water to 1 C salt, we'll use about 4 cups and 1-2 tablespoons of salt
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Paprika

Honey Lemon Dressing

  • 1 Part Dijon Mustard ½ tbsp
  • 2 Parts Lemon Juice 1 tbsp
  • 2 Parts Honey 1 tbsp
  • 4 Parts Mayonnaise 2 tbsp

Instructions

Roasting Chicken

  • Brine chicken: Get a bowl and fill with warm water and a handful of salt. Let chicken sit for a minimum of 15 minutes. This will help bring the chicken to room temperature for even cooking. Brining will help the chicken stay moist.
  • After chicken is done brining, rinse well* and pat dry. Meanwhile, pre-heat oven to 450. Combine Pepper, Salt, Garlic Powder and Paprika in a bowl. Brush chicken with olive oil on both sides. Rub in spice mixture on both sides.
  • Once oven is pre-heated, place in center rack for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is no longer pink (or until meat thermometer reads 165). Once cooked, remove from the oven and cover with aluminum foil for 5-10 minutes. Allowing the chicken to rest helps seal in the moisture. Serve immediately (for this salad, cut into strips or chunks) or allow to come to room temperature and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Roasting Beets

  • Peel 4 Beets, cut into 1/2 inch pieces. Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste on a baking sheet. Roast at 450 degrees F, stirring once or twice, until tender. About 35 minutes (Pro Tip - you can roast the beets along with the chicken.)

Assemble Salad

  • Cook Farro according to package directions. Roast beets and chicken (see below). To make dressing, measure all ingredients in a bowl and combine. Refrigerate until ready to use. Assemble salad ingredients in a large bowl: Arugula, Farro, Beets, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Tomatoes and Cucumber. Toss with dressing to combine. Top with grilled chicken breast.

Notes

Recipe by Amanda Hibshman, RDN