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Chicken, Grated Beets, Beet Greens and Orange Butter (Serves 2)
courtesy of Bon Appetit

The whole meal- both meat and side is cooked in just one pan. Use the food processor grating disk to make quick work of shredding the beets! And if you want a vegetarian verison, I think tofu would work just fine!

Ingredients
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, room temperature, divided
1/4 teaspoon finely grated orange peel
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
2 medium red beets, coarsely grated
1 bunch greens, such as Chard, mustard, or beet greens (in this case, use the Kale Raab from your bin)
2 teaspoons Sherry wine vinegar, divided (I use an Amontillado Sherry, not sherry vinegar) it\'s not expensive, and it adds so much more flavor!
1/3 cup water




Method
  1. Mix 1 tablespoon butter and 1/4 teaspoon orange peel in small bowl. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Add to skillet and sauté until cooked through and golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Place 1 chicken breast in center of each plate; tent with foil to keep warm.
  2. Melt remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter with 1/2 tablespoon oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots; stir until tender and beginning to brown, about 1 minute. Add beet greens; toss until leaves are tender but still bright green, about 2 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon Sherry wine vinegar; stir 30 seconds. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Spoon greens alongside chicken; cover to keep warm. Add grated beets and 1/3 cup water to same skillet; cover and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and continue cooking until beets are tender and water is almost evaporated, stirring often, about 1 minute. Add remaining 1 teaspoon vinegar; stir 30 seconds. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon beets onto plates. Spoon orange butter atop chicken and serve.






 
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