Kale Chicken and Brown Rice Salad

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

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It’s all about the dressing kids. Seriously. Don’t be fooled into thinking you can use a store bought quickie to save time and effort. GO THE DRESSING.

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/kale-chicken-brown-rice-salad

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Water icon
    as needed
  • Chicken breast icon
    Chicken breast
    2 (225g)
  • Lemon icon
    1 (58g)
  • Lime icon
    1 (100g)
  • Kale icon
    1 head (None)
  • Artichoke hearts icon
    Artichoke hearts
    180g (about ¾ cup)
  • Almonds icon
    100g (about ¾ cup)
  • Dried cherries icon
    Dried cherries
    about ¼ cup (38g)
  • Brown rice icon
    Brown rice
    150g (about ¾ cup)
  • Fresh basil icon
    Fresh basil
    about ¼ cup (11g)
  • Fresh parsley icon
    Fresh parsley
    about ¼ cup (16g)
  • Mint icon
    about ¼ cup (7g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • White wine vinegar icon
    White wine vinegar
    80ml (5½ tbsp)
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    30g (about 2½ tbsp)
  • Dijon mustard icon
    Dijon mustard
    1 tbsp (15g)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    110ml (½ cup)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    2 tsp (13g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    as needed


  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Jar
  • kCook icon Varoma dish
  • kCook icon Simmering basket
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl
  • kCook icon TM5 bowl

Step preview

  1. Add brown rice and water to the simmering basket
  2. Steam - approx 8 min, varoma, speed 3
  3. Add chicken breast to the varoma dish
  4. Steam - approx 20 min, varoma, speed 3
  5. Remove
  6. Clean
  7. Add fresh basil, fresh parsley, mint, garlic clove, lemon, lime, white wine vinegar, coconut sugar, dijon mustard, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and black pepper to the TM5 bowl
  8. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  9. Blend - approx 10 sec, speed 10
  10. Transfer three quarters of content of TM5 bowl to jar
  11. Add kale to the TM5 bowl
  12. Chop - approx 2 sec, speed 5
  13. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to large serving bowl
  14. Drain rice
  15. Transfer rice to salad
  16. Transfer chicken to salad
  17. Add artichoke hearts, almonds and dried cherries to the salad
  18. Drizzle salad with dressing
  19. Toss with slotted spoon until well combined
  20. Serve
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