Balsamic Chicken Cutlet over spinach salad w/ mushrooms, bacon & warm shallot dressing Tell a Friend

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  • 1 1/2 pounds - chicken breast cutlets (sometimes marked
  • 2 tablespoons - balsamic vinegar, enough to just coat the breast slices
  • 3 tablespoons - extra-virgin olive oil, just eyeball it
  • - Grill seasoning blend, or coarse salt & pepper
  • 4 - stems fresh rosemary leaves, stripped & finely chopped, about 2 T
  • Spinach salad
  • 1 pounds - center cut bacon, chopped into 1
  • 1 pounds - fresh spinach leaves, trimmed & cleaned
  • 8 - gourmet white stuffing mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 8 - radishes, thinly sliced
  • 4 - scallions, thinly sliced on an angle
  • Dressing
  • 2/3 cups - extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball the amount, plus 1 T
  • 2 - lg shallot, minced
  • 3 - rounded spoonfuls Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons - balsamic vinegar
  • Directions:

    Coat chicken w/ balsamic, oil, seasoning, & rosemary & set aside. In a skillet, add chopped bacon, work in 2 batches if preparing salad for 4. Brown bacon over medium high heat, then transfer the bits to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Using center cut bacon will cut down on the pan drippings that spatter.

    Coarsely chop spinach leaves & add to salad bowl. Top with mushrooms, radishes, scallions. Season salad w/ salt & pepper.

    Wipe out the bacon pan & return to stove, turning heat back to medium low. Add 1 T oil for your dressing & shallots & reduce heat to medium. Saute shallots for 3 minutes. Remove oil & shallots from heat.

    In a bowl, combine mustard & balsamic vinegar. Stream in 2/3 c. oil slowly while whisking the dressing to emulsify. Add warm salad to coat evenly. Add cooked bacon & toss again.

    Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Cook chicken cutlets 4 mins on each side, in a single layer. Slice breasts on an angle on your cutting board once they are all out of the pan. Pile spinach salad on to dinner plate. Top each salad w/ 2 sliced chicken cutlet pieces.

    Brief Description

    Easy meal prepr

    Main Ingredient:

    Chicken, spinach

    Category:  Poultry

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 10 min
    Cook Time: 20 min


    Rachael Ray

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    Posted On:

    April 7, 2012

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