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mushroom_mediterraneanWe’re crazy in love with our new Cascade Mushroom Mix, featured in this light chicken salad with just the right embellishments. We put the mushroom mix in the marinade, where the umami flavor magic made the meat meatier. The depth of flavor was unbelievable… so we created two more versions to enjoy!mushroom_chx_smFor the Mediterranean chicken salad, we paired the mushroom mix with Herbes de Provence, rounding out the salad with kale, broccoli and pine nuts. After you’ve tried this recipe, check out our Asian and Middle Eastern versions for more mushroom marinade goodness!

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Ingredients

    For the Marinated Chicken
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Cascade Mushroom Mix
  • 1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • For the Chicken Salad
  • 2 cups Tuscan kale, chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, lightly steamed and chopped
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Instructions

    For the Marinaded Chicken
  1. Combine the oil, vinegar and spices in a heavy duty 1 gallon ziplock bag. Reserve two tablespoons of the marinade for later use.
  2. Add the chicken thighs and marinate 1 hour or longer.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Transfer the chicken and marinade to a glass baking dish and bake, uncovered for 30-40 minutes, until it is cooked through.
  5. For the Chicken Salad
  6. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and transfer to a large bowl.
  7. Add the kale and broccoli and squeeze of lemon on the vegetables, then the reserved marinade. Stir to combine.
  8. Garnish with toasted pine nuts
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