Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Kale Salad with Chicken, Caramelized Onions, and Hot Bacon Dressing {Paleo}






Kale Salad with Chicken, Caramelized Onions, and Hot Bacon Dressing {Paleo}






This kale salad is packed to the max with goodies! Kale is tossed with shredded Brussels sprouts, lots of sweet caramelized onions, crispy bacon and grilled chicken plus a super tasty hot bacon dressing. It’s dairy free and paleo with both Whole30 and keto options.

Ingredients

salad:
·       4 cups kale chopped
·       2 cups brussels sprouts shredded
·       1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil or avocado oil plus sea salt, for kale
·       2 med yellow onions thinly sliced
·       3 Tbsp coconut oil refined, or avocado oil
·       Sea salt for the onions
·       1 lb chicken breasts pounded to 1/2” thickness
·       Sea salt + pepper for chicken
·       7 slices nitrate free bacon try to go for thicker slices, cut into pieces

hot bacon dressing:
·       1/4 cup bacon fat rendered from cooking your bacon
·       2 cloves garlic minced
·       3 Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
·       1 Tbsp pure maple syrup - or date paste for Whole30. Stevia can be used for keto*
·       1 Tbsp mustard I used stone ground
·       1/4 tsp sea salt or to taste
·       1/4 tsp black pepper or to taste

Instructions

1.    First, caramelize the onions. Heat a large skillet over med-low heat and add 3 Tbsp coconut oil. Add sliced onions and stir to coat, sprinkle with a bit of sea salt. Cook and periodically stir, for 25-30 minutes, lowering heat or adding a bit more coconut oil as needed to avoid burning. The onions are done when they are a deep golden brown color and very fragrant.
2.    Meanwhile, cook the chicken. Drizzle a skillet with oil and heat to medium/med-hi (adjust as needed)
3.    Sprinkle chicken breast on both sides with sea salt and pepper, then grill 4-5 mins on each side or until juices run clear and inside is no longer pink. Set aside covered in aluminum foil.
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