by Chef Michel Nischan
Grilled chicken salad wrapped in collard greens
- 2 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
- 15 large collard green leaves
- 1/2 cup chopped green and black olives
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 1 cup diced assorted sweet peppers
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 3 tablespoons assorted herbs hand torn
- 2 cups cooked black barley
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
- Heat an oiled grill pan over medium high heat or preheat outdoor grill, grate oiled, to medium heat. Pat chicken breasts dry and season with salt and pepper. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Set chicken aside and allow to cool for ten minutes. When chicken has cooled to touch dice each breast into 1/4-inch pieces.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Blanche the collard greens for 5 minutes. Using tongs carefully remove the leaves from the boiling water and shock in an ice bath. Once cooled, remove the leaves and set aside onto a sheet pan lined with paper towels.
- In a large bowl combine all ingredients except collard greens and mix well.
- Lay a collard green leaf onto a cutting board. Place about 1/3 cup of filling in the center of a collard green leaf. Fold the bottom third of the leaf up over the filing. Take the left side of the leaf and fold it over the filling. Repeat with the right side of the leaf, and then roll it up to enclose the filling.
- Repeat using remain leaves and filling. Slice each wrap in half and place onto serving platter.
Tips/TechniquesThis segment appears in show #3215.
Recipe courtesy of Michel Nischan
© 2008 Michel Nischan