Meet one of the greatest gustatory trinities in existence: roasted beets, crumbly goat cheese, and pistachios. To say the flavor is greater than the sum of its parts hardly does it justice. It's more like a peerless culinary tour de force. Served with a tender pan-seared chicken breast, this dish is the holy union of flavor, texture, and nutrients that will make your dinner an experience to remember.
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You Will Need
Medium Oven-Safe Pan
Before You Cook
Prepare the Ingredients
Peel and slice shallot into very thin rounds. Coarsely chop pistachios. Trim tops off golden beet and red beet, peel, halve, and cut into ¼" dice. Keep beets separate. Pat chicken breasts dry, and season both sides with ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.
Roast the Beets
Place golden beet and red beet on separate halves of prepared baking sheet. Toss both with ½ tsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Roast until tender, 20-25 minutes. Set aside to cool. While beets roast, make dressing.
Make the Dressing
Combine Champagne vinegar, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, honey, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in a large mixing bowl. Add shallot rounds (to taste) and set aside.
Cook the Chicken
Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a medium oven-safe pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken to hot pan and cook undisturbed until browned, 3-4 minutes. Flip chicken, place pan in oven, and roast until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 8-10 minutes. Carefully, remove chicken from pan and rest 5 minutes.
Finish the Salad
Slice chicken. Add arugula and beets to bowl with vinaigrette. Toss to coat.
Plate the Dish
Place a serving of salad on a plate and garnish with goat cheese (breaking up with your hands if needed) and pistachios. Serve chicken next to salad.