PLANTAIN RICE WITH CHICKEN AND SALSA VERDE

Plantain Rice with Chicken and Salsa Verde

Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

2 firm plantains, peeled and cut into 4-inch pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
2 pounds chicken thighs and drumsticks (about 4 each)
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons sliced shallots
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup mint leaves
1 cup parsley leaves
1 small serrano pepper, seeded
2 whole cloves garlic
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

DIRECTIONS

Attach Spiralizer Attachment to KitchenAid® Stand Mixer. Center one plantain section on fruit and vegetable skewer; attach to Spiralizer. Attach medium spiralizing blade and position at end of plantain. Place medium bowl below blade to catch plantains. Turn stand mixer to speed 4 and process until blade reaches end of plantain. Repeat with remaining plantains. Place plantains in food processor; pulse 4 times or until plantains are finely chopped and resemble rice. Set aside.

Combine 1 teaspoon salt, black pepper and cajun seasoning in small bowl; rub over all sides of chicken. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in batches 5 to 7 minutes or until browned on all sides, adding additional 1 tablespoon oil between batches. Transfer chicken to plate.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in same skillet. Add shallots and minced garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add plantains, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and season with additional black pepper, if desired; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth and lemon peel, stirring to scrape up browned bits. Top with chicken.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (165°F) and liquid is absorbed.

For salsa verde, combine mint, parsley, serrano pepper and 2 whole cloves garlic in KitchenAid® Food Processor; pulse 10 times or until finely chopped. With food processor running, add remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in thin steady stream. Transfer to small bowl; stir in vinegar. Serve with
chicken and plantains.

Plantain Rice with Chicken and Salsa Verde Recipe

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