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2023-W48-R16 Peppercorn Dijon Chicken
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2023-W48-R16 Peppercorn Dijon Chicken

2023-W48-R16 Peppercorn Dijon Chicken

with Sweet Potato Rounds & Kale-Apple Salad

We think anything you coated in this French-inspired sauce would be incroyable–but for tonight, it’s the trusted chicken cutlet, pan seared and then draped in a velvety demi-glace and shallot-peppercorn sauce, finished with honey mustard, crème fraîche, and, yup, butter. C’mon chefs, that’s just not playing fair. Anyways, all that rich chickeny goodness is paired with garlic roasted sweet potatoes and a bright, palate-cleansing kale-apple salad. Mon dieu!


40 minutes
10 minutes

2 unit

Sweet Potatoes

1 unit


1 tablespoon

Black Peppercorns

4 ounce


1 teaspoon

Garlic Powder

10 ounce

Chicken Cutlets

1 unit

Chicken Demi-Glace


2 tablespoon

Crème Fraîche


3 ounce

Honey Dijon Dressing


1 unit


1 ounce

Dried Cranberries

½ ounce

Sunflower Seeds

3 tablespoon

Parmesan Cheese


4 teaspoon

Cooking Oil

1 tablespoon






Calories950 kcal
Fat49 g
Saturated Fat14 g
Carbohydrate86 g
Sugar44 g
Dietary Fiber11 g
Protein43 g
Cholesterol155 mg
Sodium1060 mg

Plastic Bag
Large Bowl
Baking Sheet
Paper Towel
Large Pan
Aluminum Foil


• Adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry produce. • Slice sweet potatoes into ¼-inch-thick rounds. Remove and discard any large stems from kale; chop into bite-size pieces. Halve, peel, and finely dice half the shallot (whole for 4 servings). Place peppercorns in a zip-close bag and crush with a heavy-bottomed pan or rolling pin.

Roast Sweet Potatoes

• In a large bowl, toss sweet potatoes with a large drizzle of oil, half the garlic powder (you’ll use the rest later), a couple big pinches of salt, and pepper. • Arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast on the top rack until browned and cooked through, 20-25 minutes.

Massage Kale

• While sweet potatoes roast, place kale in bowl used for sweet potatoes and lightly season with salt. Using your hands, massage kale (similar to how you would knead dough) until leaves are tender, 1 minute. (TIP: To make kale even more tender, add a drizzle of olive oil along with the salt before massaging.) Set aside.

Cook Chicken

• Pat chicken* dry with paper towels and season all over with remaining garlic powder, salt, and pepper. • Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, 3-5 minutes per side. TIP: If chicken begins to brown too quickly, reduce heat to medium and cover after chicken is flipped. • Transfer chicken to a cutting board and tent with foil. Turn off heat; rinse and wipe out pan.

Make Sauce

• Heat a drizzle of oil in same pan over medium heat. Add minced shallot; cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 2-3 minutes. • Add ¼ cup water (½ cup for 4 servings), demi-glace, and ½ tsp crushed peppercorns (1 tsp for 4) and bring to a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 1-3 minutes. Remove from heat. • Stir in crème fraîche, half the dressing (you’ll use the rest in the next step), and 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4) until butter is melted. Taste and season with salt.

Make Salad

• Halve, core, and thinly slice apple. • To bowl with kale, add apple, cranberries, sunflower seeds, half the Parmesan, and remaining dressing to taste; toss to coat. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Finish & Serve

• Thinly slice chicken crosswise. • Divide chicken, sweet potatoes, and salad between plates. Spoon sauce over chicken. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan over salad and serve.

Chicken is fully cooked when internal temperature reaches 165°.