Friday, June 12, 2020

Balsamic Chicken, Roasted Beet, and Bacon Kale Salad

Say hullo to my new favorite hearty fall salad! The combination of flavors here is INSANE. Garlicky balsamic glazed chicken alongside a lilliputian fresh thyme, sweet roasted beets (they’re similar candy to me), together with bacon, of form. All topped on a bed of kale massaged inward a mustard maple vinaigrette! So much season in addition to super good for you besides!

I used a mixture of cherry-red in addition to golden beets because they’re and so pretty! I could eat an entire pan of these. They get and then well amongst the flavors inward the chicken together with the salty richness of the bacon.
This chicken. I need to arrive more than oft! It past itself would live such a proficient, tardily weeknight dinner amongst around roasted veggies! It’s definitely going on the regular rotation in this family.

All you postulate is approximately garlic, grainy mustard, lemon, balsamic vinegar, in addition to thyme. So wonderful too versatile. I know you lot’re e'er looking for slow, not deadening chicken recipes! Aren’t we all?!

Plus, it’s cooked in leftover bacon grease from cooking the bacon. How tin can y'all lose?

Of form I used my favorite paleo bacon inwards this recipe. I seriously mean it tastes amend than any bacon I’ve ever had. I purchase it at Whole Foods! It has no sugar, weird additives, or hormones/antibiotics. Look for it in addition to let me know if you effort it!
Hearty salads are a MUST for me in the colder months. I’m much more of a salad person than a soup/sandwich soul. It’second no undercover that I beloved my veggies. AND texture. Soup merely doesn’t do it for me most of the time. I demand compaction! Hence, the postulate for hearty salads alongside a variety of textures as well as warm toppings!

Total salad comfort nutrient. If that’s even a affair.

5 from ane vote

Balsamic Chicken, Roasted Beet, as well as Bacon Kale Salad


Main, Salad

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time xxx minutes

Total Time l minutes

Servings 2 -3

Author Molly (Spices inwards My DNA)


  • For the SALAD:

  • half dozen
    beets, peeled in addition to sliced into i/iv'' rounds (I used a mixture of cherry-red and golden beets!)

  • i
    olive crude

  • iv

  • ane
    bunch kale, de-stemmed in addition to chopped

  • salt to taste

  • For the CHICKEN:

  • i 1/four
    chicken breasts (nigh iii medium breasts)

  • 1
    garlic, minced

  • 1
    grainy mustard

  • juice of i/two a lemon

  • i/four
    table salt

  • ane/4

  • one/four
    loving cup
    balsamic vinegar

  • ii
    chopped fresh thyme

  • For the DRESSING:

  • juice of 1/ii a lemon

  • ii
    apple cider vinegar

  • two
    maple syrup

  • small clove of garlic, minced

  • 3
    olive oil

  • 1/four

  • 1/4


  1. Preheat oven to 400℉. Place beets on a parchment lined baking sheet together with toss alongside olive fossil oil in addition to a few pinches of table salt. Make sure they're fully coated in addition to arranged in one layer.

  2. Roast for about twenty minutes, or until tender.

  3. Add the chicken to a medium bowl. In a pocket-sized bowl, stir together juice of half a lemon, garlic, grainy mustard, salt, and pepper. Pour this mixture over the chicken in addition to toss to coat. Set aside to marinate.

  4. Make the dressing. In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, apple tree cider vinegar, maple syrup, garlic, olive crude oil, salt as well as pepper.

  5. Add chopped kale to a large bowl. Add almost two tablespoons of the dressing and massage it into the kale for a infinitesimal roughly to season it, soften it, too arrive easier to eat. Set aside.

  6. Fry the bacon until crispy in a medium skillet over medium rut. Drain on newspaper towels as well as chop into bits in one case cooled. Pour out nigh of the bacon grease except for nigh ii tablespoons. You will role this to fix the chicken!

  7. Place bacon grease skillet back on the rut, too enhance to medium high. Cook chicken for most iv-5 minutes per side until golden. Add balsamic vinegar too thyme, trim to medium, too cook for a few minutes until balsamic has reduced inwards volume in addition to becomes syrupy. I like to spoon more or less of the balsamic mixture over the chicken while it's reducing for flavour.

  8. To get together salads, acme kale with roasted beets, sliced chicken, chopped bacon, too extra dressing!