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Skillet Chicken with Balsamic Greens

This delicious warm chicken meal makes a perfect light lunch or supper for a chilly fall day. Colourful Swiss chard and crunchy walnuts transform a simple salad into an elegant delight.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min

Ingredients

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, sliced into 1" (2.5 cm) strips
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp oregano, dried
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cup red onion(s), sliced
3 tbsp seedless raisins
3 tbsp walnuts
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
6 cups swiss chard, raw, shredded
or
6 cups mix of chard and kale, raw, shredded
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Slice chicken thighs across the grain into 1” (2.5 cm) strips.

  2. Add flour into a resealable bag and add chicken strips. Shake to evenly coat.

  3. Heat oil in non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken strips and sprinkle with half of the salt and oregano and brown pieces on one side. Turn and sprinkle other side again with oregano and salt and finish browning other side. Discard bag and remaining flour.

  4. Add sliced onions, raisins and walnuts. Stir and continue cooking for approximately 5 minutes.

  5. Stir in chicken broth and deglaze using a wooden spoon to scrape up bits off bottom of skillet. Top with shredded greens. Cover and cook 7-8 minutes or until greens are wilted and tender and chicken is cooked through.

  6. Finish by stirring in balsamic vinegar and freshly-ground black pepper. Serve from skillet.

Helpful Tip

This recipe was tested with 6 pieces of thigh weighing approximately 3 oz (85 g) each.

Nutrition Info

Per 290 g serving Amount
Calories330
Protein26 g
Fat15 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Carbohydrate21 g
Fibre4 g
Sugar9 g
Cholesterol95 mg
Sodium370 mg
Per 290 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium20
Calcium8
Iron15
Vitamin A35
Vitamin C40
Vitamin B632
Vitamin B1221
Folate18
Zinc32