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Chili Lime Chicken and BBQ Vinaigrette Salad

Posted at 2:12 PM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-26 16:12:50-04

Matt and Stacy Nihipali are the owners and chefs of Keoki's Kitchen. COVID really hurt their business and now they're trying to rebuilt it.

They offer private chef services for parties up to 50 people. Stacy also gives massages so you could have a relaxing evening in with them!

They joined us with a recipe for Chili Lime Chicken and BBQ Vinaigrette Salad.

BBQ Vinaigrette
10 oz. BBQ Sauce
1/2-1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2-3 oz. Water

3-4 Chicken Thighs or Breasts
4 Tbsp. Chili Lime Rub

BBQ Pasta
1 Bag Private Select Tortolle Pasta
1/2 ea Red Bell Pepper (medium diced)
1/2 Cup Mushrooms (sliced)
1 tsp Lemon juice
1/2 ea Zucchini (medium diced)
1/4 cup Kale (Chiffonade)
1/2 ea Yellow Squash (medium diced)
1/4 cup Fresh Spinach (Chiffonade)
¼ Cup Yellow Onion (medium diced)
1/4 cup Parmesan
3 stalks Green onion (small dice)
As needed Salt, Pepper, Butter and EVOO


Coat each piece of chicken with dry rub, let rest to room temp while making pasta salad.

VinaigretteAdd BBQ Sauce and water to medium sized mixing bowl.Using a stick blender on medium speed, slowly drizzle in olive oil while mixing. Blend until Vinaigrette starts thickening and color lightens slightly.SET ASIDE

Pasta SaladCook Pasta to Al Dente instructions on package, once done, strain and set aside to cool.Sautee veggies individually (using the same pan):Onion: Sautee in 1 tsp EVOO, pinch of salt for 3-5 minutes. Put in a separate bowl to coolBell Pepper: Sautee in 1 tsp EVOO, pinch of salt 3-5 minutes. Put in bowl with onions.Mushrooms: Sautee in 1 TBSP Butter, pinch of salt and pepper 3-5 minutes. Add to veggie bowlZucchini & Squash: Sautee in 1 tsp EVOO, 1/2 TBSP butter, pinch salt, pinch pepper, 3-5 minutes, Add 1 tsp lemon juice during the last minute. Add to the bowl with rest of veggiesCombine and mix Veggies, Pasta, Kale, Spinach, 2 stalks green onion and 6-8 oz of vinaigrette– let sit while cooking chicken.When Chicken is done, add remaining vinaigrette if needed, garnish with green onion and parmesan cheese.

Cook Chicken Cook Chicken on Stove/Grill 3-4 minutes each side or bake on 350゚ for roughly 20 minutes. Internal chicken temp should be at 165゚ before serving.

Serve and Enjoy!

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