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The Most Amazing Chicken Kale Salad

Blossom Lady
Jun 15, 2024 08:56 AM
The Most Amazing Chicken Kale Salad

A pile of crispy seasoned chickpeas, juicy bursts of roasted tomatoes, tender strands of chicken and the most amazing creamy tahini dressing tossed with ribbons of kale. Introducing – Chicken Kale Salad. Now THIS is a kale salad I crave!

This is a fully loaded kale salad that was intentionally designed to be satisfying to have as a meal. It has great variety of textures and flavours – crunch and saltiness from chickpeas, (soft) chewiness of the kale leaves, fresh juiciness from the tomatoes, tender meaty bits of chicken all tossed with a rich, cream tahini dressing. It’s incredibly filling. And the high delicious factor goes without saying!

Ingredients:
Softened Kale
  • 5 very tightly packed cups Tuscan kale (cavolo nero) , leafy part stripped off stem, sliced into 1 cm / 1/2" ribbons
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper

Salad
  • 1/4 red onion , very finely sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken , I use store bought (else poach your own)
  • 2 soft boiled eggs , halved (optional)

Burst Tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cooking salt/kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Crispy Seasoned Chickpeas
  • 400 g/ 14 oz can chickpeas , drained but not dried
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp EACH garlic powder , onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp EACH cooking salt / kosher salt & black pepper

Creamy Parmesan Tahini Dressing
  • 4 tbsp (60 g) tahini , hulled
  • 2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup parmesan finely grated (pack the cup tight), plus extra for serving
  • 1/2 tsp cooking salt/kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 large garlic clove , peeled
  • 4 tbsp water (plus more, if needed)
Prep Time:
20 minutes
Cook Time:
30 minutes
Total Time:
50 minutes
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