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15 INGREDIENTS26 STEPS45MIN

Desmadres Lime-Garlic Chicken with Arugula

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The crisp salad of peppery arugula, creamy avocado and sweet heirloom tomatoes is piled on top of a sautéed chicken breast, so the greens don’t wilt. Quick to make, healthy and lovely to look at!

45MIN

Total Cooking Time

15

Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Servings:
2
Serves 2
3 cloves
2
Shallots
1 pckg
Chicken Base
1/2 cup
White Cooking Wine
2 3/4 cups
1/3 cup
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 Tbsp
1 1/4 cups
Water
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Directions

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Step 1
Finely chop the Garlic (3 cloves) and set aside.
Step 2
Finely dice one of the Shallots (2) and set aside.
Step 3
Slice the remaining shallot into quarter inch slices, and place in a large bowl.
Step 4
Core Roma Tomato (1) and cut it into one inch diced pieces, and place in the large bowl with the shallot.
Step 5
Pit, peel, and cut the Avocado (1) into one inch diced pieces, and place in the large bowl.
Step 6
Cut the remaining Roma Tomato (1) lengthwise into four wedges. Scoop out the seeds and discard. Slice the tomato into half inch diced pieces, and set aside.
Step 7
Remove leaves from Fresh Cilantro (1/3 cup) and discard stems. Roughly chop the leaves and set aside.
Step 8
Juice Limes (2) into a small bowl.
Step 9
In a small bowl, soak the Saffron Threads (1 tsp) in a half cup of warm water.
Step 10
Pat dry the Chicken Breasts (2) with paper towels.
Step 11
Place the chicken breast in between two pieces of plastic wrap. Pound and evenly flatten the chicken with a meat mallet, then place in a medium bowl.
Step 12
Add three quarters of the chopped garlic, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) , Salt (1 tsp) , and three quarters of the lime juice to the bowl. Mix until well coated. Cover and refrigerate for ten minutes.
Step 13
In a small bowl, combine the Chicken Base (1 pckg) , Salt (1/4 tsp) , and Water (1 1/4 cups) . Mix until well combined.
Step 14
In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, add Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) . Add the diced shallot, diced half inch tomato, and cook for one minute.
Step 15
Add the rice and cook for one minute, stirring occasionally.
Step 16
Add the soaked saffron and its liquid, half of the white White Cooking Wine (1/4 cup) , and chicken broth.
Step 17
Bring to a boil.
Step 18
Cover, and cook for fifteen minutes.
Step 19
Turn off heat, fold in the cilantro, and keep warm.
Step 20
Add Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) to a medium saute pan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken breast and cook for three minutes on each side or until cooked through.
Step 21
Remove chicken from pan and keep warm.
Step 22
Add the remaining marinade and the white White Cooking Wine (1/4 cup) and cook for two minutes until slightly reduced.
Step 23
Add the Arugula (2 3/4 cups) to the large bowl with the roma tomatoes, avocado, and shallots.
Step 24
Add Salt (1/4 tsp) , Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 Tbsp) , and the remaining lime juice. Gently mix until well combined.
Step 25
In the center of two plates evenly distribute the rice. Top with chicken breast. Spoon sauce over the chicken. Top with arugula salad.
Step 26
Serve with Jasmine Rice (3/4 cup) and enjoy!

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