Chicken Breast with Charred Scallion Vinaigrette Over Roasted Shallots & Turnips with Sautéed Spring Vegetables

Spring is one of the best seasons, and for good reason; the air is fresh and crisp and life is bursting forth. In our area in British Columbia, wildflowers paint the surrounding landscapes, creating a dramatic juxtaposition to the lush and vibrant evergreens. This meal, featuring fresh, spring vegetables, is a true representation of this magical time of the year. It’s absolutely bursting with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and the nutrients your body needs this time of the year.

A charred scallion vinaigrette tops the chicken breast and gives this dish a flavor your tastebuds have never seen before. Rounded out with baked shallots and turnips, this meal is a light, fresh, and healthy dinner option.

View our plant-based vegetarian version: Chickpeas & Mushrooms with Charred Scallion Vinaigrette Over Roasted Shallots & Turnips with Sautéed Spring Vegetables


Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 1 bunch Scallions
  • 3 Shallots
  • 3 Turnips*
  • Avocado Oil (1t + 1 C + 1 t)
  • Kosher Salt (1/4 t + 1/4t + 1/4t)
  • 1-2 Lemons
  • 12 oz Snap Peas
  • 1 bunch Asparagus
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast (See vegan option1)
  • 1-2 Radishes

*Can sub rutabaga or other root vegetable or mix of both

Cooking Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and turn oven broiler to high.
  2. Trim ends of scallions, and place on a foil-lined sheet pan under broiler. Once charred, flip to char on other side and remove. Place charred scallions into blender to reserve.
  3. Turn oven to 400 F / 205 C.
  4. Peel and slice shallots and medium dice turnips. Place in a baking dish (about 13×9) and toss with 1 t avocado oil, and ¼ t salt. Bake in oven for about 15 minutes.
  5. Blanch the snap peas and asparagus by boiling in water until desired doneness (about 4 minutes) and then shocking in ice water.
  6. Prepare the vinaigrette by adding 1-2 lemons, zested and juiced, 1 C avocado oil and ¼ t salt and blend until very smooth.
  7. Remove the turnips and shallots from the oven and stir. Place chicken breasts on top and top each breast with about 1 t of the scallion vinaigrette. Roast for another 15 minutes or until chicken reaches a temperature of 165 F / 75 C in the thickest part.
  8. Very thinly slice radish and reserve.
  9. Sauté asparagus and snap peas in 1 t avocado oil and ¼ t salt just to warm throughout.
  10. Plate chicken on top of roasted turnips and shallots. Add asparagus and snap peas on side, topped with thinly sliced radish.
  11. Enjoy!

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