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Skillet Chicken with Chard
and salsa over roasted potatoes

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

A little salsa can go a long way and turns this ultra simple skillet dish into something special and delicious. Our veggie version is a tofu scramble with similar flavors. Enjoy over roasted potatoes (or sweet potatoes) and drop a dollop of sour cream over your saute for something that's truly restaurant worthy.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Skillet Chicken with Chard:
  • Chicken thighs, boneless & skinless - 1 1/2 lbs ((Feel free to use breasts if you prefer white meat))
  • Garlic powder - 1 tsp
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, minced
  • Chard - 2 bunches, leaves torn, stems chopped into 1/2" pieces ((Pick your favorite color chard. 2 bunches may seem like a lot, but it will cook down so much))
  • Cooking oil - 1 1/2 Tbsp + 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Salsa - 1/2 cup
  • Lime - 1/2, juice of
  • Sour cream (opt) - 1/4 cup
Roasted Potatoes with Paprika:
  • Baby or new potatoes - 2 lbs, quartered
  • Olive oil - 3 Tbsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp

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Prep

  1. Chicken - Season with garlic powder and some salt and pepper. Tenderize. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  2. Garlic / Chard - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Potatoes - This makes enough for tomorrow's dinner too. Quarter.

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Make

  1. Preheat oven to 500F (260C) degrees. {Check out our how to roast vegetables video.}
  2. Place potatoes in a sheet pan and then cover tightly with foil. Bake for 10 minutes on top rack.
  3. While potatoes are cooking, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add first part of cooking oil and then chicken thighs. Sear on both sides for 2 to 3 minutes, until they’ve formed a golden sear. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Return skillet to heat and add second part of oil. Toss in garlic and chard stems with a dash of salt and saute until softened, ~3 minutes. Add in chard leaves and saute until slightly wilted.
  5. Return chicken to skillet, nestling into chard leaves. Top with salsa, cover with foil, and lower heat to medium. Cook until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees, another 3 to 5 minutes. Finish with lime juice.
  6. Return to potatoes. Take them out of the oven, remove foil, and toss with olive oil, paprika, and a generous sprinkle of salt. Roast for another 10 to 15 minutes uncovered, giving them a shake midway through.
  7. Finish potatoes with more salt if necessary. If you’re making tomorrow night’s breakfast burritos, set aside a portion of the potatoes. Enjoy the rest with chicken and chard saute (spoon sour cream over saute if desired).

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (71)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (12)
Vegetarian (5)

37 reviews

Didn't care for how much prep time the chard required, and I only made half of what the recipe called for. However, I think the full 2 lbs of potatoes is just right for four people eating this dish.

By: Karen
Posted: Feb 20, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The sweet potatoes were amazing. This was my first time cooking chicken thighs and they were easy to work with and turned out well. I think this would have been better with different salsa or perhaps more/different seasoning of the greens. I will definitely try it again and change a few things up.

By: Mary Hunter
Posted: Apr 21, 2015
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

The chicken was fantastic, the boys didnt really like the swiss chard to much though.

By: Tenley
Posted: Feb 01, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Forgot the lime juice, but it tasted great anyway. Loved the chard saute.

By: Poppy
Posted: Jan 06, 2015
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Added sweet yellow red and orange peppers for color w green chard. Wonderful easy meal :)

By: stephanie
Posted: Jan 06, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I was at the Farmers Market this morning and swiss chard was in abundance. I have never eaten it, but I remembered this recipe and figured now was as good a time as any to try it. I love the flavor of the chicken, but the chard was a little bitter for my tastes. I did a little research after the fact and found there are different varieties of chard, etc. I'm going to try this again using a different chard and see if I like it better. If not, I will just replace the chard with spinach and I'm sure it will be a hit.

By: Aishah
Posted: Jul 06, 2014
Diet: Original
0 Helpful