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Lemon Dill Chicken on Charred Cabbage Steaks with Magical Herb Oil

Lemon Dill Chicken on Charred Cabbage Steaks with Magical Herb OilWe don’t want to boss you around but you have to make Kevin’s Lemon Dill Chicken on Charred Cabbage Steaks! The balance of flavors is off-the-charts! Our fussiest eater awarded this dish as the “tastiest-deliciousness-ever”! The most sophisticated diner claimed, “Kevin’s Garlic Chicken spiked with dill and lemon, drizzled in fresh herb oil, and served on a bed of charred cabbage, is a revelation of how composed flavors and textures can marry; a dish I will not forget”.

Note: Squeeze about two tablespoons of lemon juice after finely grating the lemon zest. Lemon juice will be used in the chicken and the herb oil.

  • 8 Minute Prep Time
  • 15 Minute Cook Time
  • 3 Servings

What You'll Need

Magic Herb Oil
  • 1 green onion, cut in pieces

  • 1 large (4 grams) garlic clove

  • 1/2 cup (8 grams) loose dill with stems

  • 1/2 cup (8 grams) loose cilantro with stems

  • 1/2 cup (8 grams) loose parsley leaves

  • 1 tablespoon (7 grams) lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup (108 grams) avocado oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt or kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Cook It Up!

  • 1

    Break chicken strips apart by massaging chicken in pouch before opening. Cut open pouch, drain chicken broth, and discard. Cut larger pieces of chicken into bite size pieces. Prepare and set aside the dill, green onion, and lemon.

    Note: Squeeze about two tablespoons of lemon juice after finely grating the lemon zest. Lemon juice will be used in the chicken and the herb oil.

  • 2

    To Make Magic Herb Oil:
    Combine all ingredients for Magic Herb Oil in a mini food processor or blender. Process for 30 seconds or until uniform in color with small green speckles. Set aside.

    Note: Magic Herb Oil can be made several hours earlier to allow ingredients to marry.

  • 3

    Prepare cabbage by removing any loose dark leaves. Cut 1/4-inch off the bottom (root) end of the cabbage. Standing the cabbage up, and slice 1/2-inch off two of the small round ends, and use for a different purpose. Cut remainder of cabbage in 1-inch thick steak-like rounds.

  • 4

    To Char Cabbage:
    Stove Top:
    Heat a stovetop grill pan over high. Brush cabbage steaks with avocado oil, on one side, and season with Kevin’s Taco Seasoning. Place the oiled side down, and press firmly with a spatula for a few seconds. Reduce heat to medium-high heat, and continue to cook about 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Brush top side of cabbage steaks with oil and sprinkle with seasoning before turning over. Char the second side 3-4 minutes until golden brown.

    Note: If the cabbage is not the desired tenderness after browning both sides turn heat to low and cook a few more minutes.

    Under the Broiler:
    Line a broiler pan sheet with foil. Brush one side of cabbage with oil and seasoning. Adjust oven rack to 3 to 5-inches below broiler. Under high heat broil cabbage for 4-5 minutes or under golden brown and charred. Turn cabbage over, and oil and season. Broil cabbage for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown and charred.

    Note: Cabbage can be oven roasted, on a lined baking sheet, at 425°F, for a total of 30 minutes. Turn cabbage over and continue to roast after the first 15 minutes. Keep cabbage in pan to keep warm until ready to serve.

  • 5

    To Cook Chicken:
    Heat skillet over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Add 1 tablespoon avocado oil. Add chicken and green onions, and heat chicken for 1 minute on each side until lightly browned. Reduce heat to low and pour in sauce. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, and dill, stir, and simmer for 30 seconds.

  • 6

    To Serve:
    On salad plates, arrange charred cabbage steaks, and top with lemon dill chicken. Drizzle with Magic Herb Oil and sprinkle with microgreens. Enjoy!