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Chicken, Sweet Onion & Kale Salad with Kamut

chicken kale salad

This Chicken and Kale Salad was my lunch yesterday.  Sweet onions and Kamut (an ancient strain of wheat,  Yes, I have a preference in wheat berries, and this is it), round out the flavor and texture of the plate, while providing healthy complex carbohydrates.  I already had Kamut precooked in my fridge, so this was a quick hot salad to toss together.  I guess you could call it a stir fry it you prefer, but I don’t prefer ;)

I noshed this plate right down, the tangy dressing was light enough not to over power the primary ingredients, but present enough to add a delightful freshness to the dish. Well, that’s my not-so-humble opinion…lol.

The recipe below is for a single serving, just double or multiply as needed.  It was a filling serving, so err toward a little less, if in doubt.

chicken  kale salad recipe

Chicken & Kale Salad with Sweet Onions and Kamut
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1
  • Calories: 400
  • Fat: 8
  • Carbohydrates: 54
  • Sodium: 810
  • Fiber: 8
  • Protein: 36
Recipe type: Entree
Prep time: 
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Ingredients
  • drizzle of canola oil (or non-stick cooking spray)
  • 1½ cups chopped vidalia onion
  • garlic clove (crushed/minced)
  • 4 oz boneless chicken breast (sliced into bite sized pieces)
  • 1 cup chopped curly kale
  • ½ cup cooked Kamut (if you can't find Kamut, substitute with wheat berries you can find)
Dressing
  • 1½ tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbs low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Sambal Oelek (Ground Chili Paste)
  • ¼ tsp Stevia (1/2 a packet)
Instructions
  1. Whisk dressing ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Drizzle a small amount of oil in pan over med heat.
  3. Add onions and garlic. Saute until slightly soft, then add chicken & Kale.
  4. Saute until chicken is just shy of cooked.
  5. Add Kamut, and saute about 1 more minute.
  6. Add dressing stir to coat, then take of burner.
  7. Serve warm.

 

Comments

  1. says

    I have never had kamut, I need to give it a try!

  2. says

    I’ve yet to try kale, but this looks really good! The ingredients are even on my diet-friendly food list!

  3. says

    I love kale! But I’ve not familiar with kamut. It sure does look good!

  4. says

    I’ve tried Kale a few times, not a huge fan but love the rest of the salad. (I notice you took down Flare any reason?)

  5. says

    Looks like a nice, filling salad! Funny how you use sambal oeleck as many are not familiar with this spice generally used in Indonesian dishes.

  6. says

    Like a few of the commenters I’ve never heard of kamut before – I really wouldn’t even know where to look for “wheat berries” in a store either – can you tell I’m a processed food type of gal? LOL. That looks wonderful though.

  7. says

    This combo sounds great. I have yet to try kamut so I’m intrigued now.

  8. says

    Can’t say I have ever had or heard of Kamut, but it sure does look yummy!

  9. says

    Add me to the list of who has never heard of Kamut. LOL Looks good though!

  10. says

    this looks like a great healthy recipe.

    (Love the new blog look by the way)

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