Ethiopian berbere chicken with turmeric potatoes and kale-apple salad

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Ethiopian berbere chicken with turmeric potatoes and kale-apple salad

Ethiopian berbere chicken with turmeric potatoes and kale-apple salad

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Paleo, Mediterranean, Lean & Clean, Diabetes-Friendly, Spicy, <600 Calories, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 580 Calories/Serving

30–45 Minutes

For this delectable chicken dinner, we reached deep into the spice drawer to explore the exciting flavors of East Africa. What we created was a rich berbere spice blend featuring not one, not two, but 12 different spices.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 6 ounces organic gold or red new potatoes
  • Sunbasket turmeric spice blend (turmeric - granulated garlic - coriander - cumin - ground ginger)
  • Chicken options:
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 5 or 6 ounces each)
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • Sunbasket berbere spice blend (sweet paprika - onion powder - granulated garlic - fenugreek - coriander - black pepper - cayenne - cinnamon - allspice - ground ginger - nutmeg - cardamom)
  • 1 small bunch organic lacinato kale or other leafy greens (about ¼ pound)
  • 1 organic cucumber
  • 1 organic Gala or other apple
  • Sunbasket tahini-sumac dressing base (tahini - honey - sumac)

Nutrition per serving

Calories 580, Total Fat 31g (40% DV), Sat. Fat 5g (25% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 110mg (37% DV), Sodium 280mg (12% DV), Total Carb. 48g (17% DV), Fiber 10g (36% DV), Total Sugars 18g (Incl. 4g Added Sugars, 8% DV), Protein 33g
Contains: Sesame (sesame)

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Prep and start roasting the potatoes

Heat the oven to 425°F.

  • Scrub the potatoes; cut the potatoes into ½-inch pieces.

Line a sheet pan with foil or parchment paper, if desired. On the prepared sheet pan, drizzle the potatoes with 2 to 3 teaspoons oil; season generously with salt, pepper, and the turmeric spice blend and toss to coat. Spread in an even layer and roast until just starting to soften, about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the chicken. 


Prep the chicken; roast the potatoes and chicken

  • Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Season generously with salt, pepper, and the berbere spice blend.

Remove the pan from the oven. Toss the potatoes and move to one end of the pan. Place the chicken on the other end of the pan. Roast, rotating the pan halfway through, until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender, golden brown, and starting to crisp, 15 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the salad. 


Make the kale-apple salad

  • Strip the kale leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves.
  • Peel the cucumber, if desired; cut the cucumber into ½-inch pieces.
  • Core and thinly slice the apple.

In a large bowl, stir together the tahini-sumac dressing base, 1 to 2 tablespoons oil, and 1 to 2 tablespoons water; season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the kale and cucumber and toss to coat. Gently stir in the apple. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Transfer the chicken and kale-apple salad to individual plates. Top the salad with the turmeric potatoes and serve. 

Kids Can!
  • Scrub the potatoes.
  • Drizzle the potatoes with oil and season.
  • Time the cooking.
  • Stir the dressing.
  • Assemble the salad.