Recipes: One Pot Chicken, Kale, & Brown Rice
By: Tina Divina Today I was feeling a little nostalgic for a good chicken and rice dish, after searching a few recipes on Foodgawker, my favorite culinary muse, I came up with One Pot Chicken, Kale, & Brown Rice. Of course those aren’t my only ingredients, but figured I needed to simplify the title. I tend to love one pot meals because not only are they delicious, but we usually have enough leftovers that I do not need to cook the following night. Score! Whenever possible I like to add kale to our meals, not just because it tastes so good, it also happens to be a Superfood, yup it has a “S” on it’s chest. Kale has powerful antioxidant qualities with high amounts of vitamins A, C, and K. One cup of cooked kale has over 1000% more vitamin C than spinach. You will notice in my ingredients that I love Trader Joes, they are cost effective and with many of their prepackaged items, it saves me on time in the kitchen. I am using their frozen brown rice for this recipe, but certainly if you have the time to make fresh brown rice, by all means do so.
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 lb of white mushrooms, sliced
6 garlic cloves, chopped
½ white onion, chopped
10 oz of fresh kale, trimmed and chopped. (I used Trader’s bag)
2.5 cups of brown rice (I used 2 of Trader’s frozen 10oz bags)
1 can mushroom soup ( I used Campbell’s “Golden Mushroom”)
1 ½ cup chicken broth
1 package (13 ozs) of Turkey Keilbasa Sausage thinly sliced
3 chicken breast with rib meat, boiled and shredded
1 tsp salt
½ tsp coarse ground black pepper
Olive oil for frying
- In a large skillet, coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil for sauteing and heat. Add the turkey kielbasa, onion, garlic, bellpepper, and mushrooms until they start to soften. Season with the salt and pepper
- Prepare your rice as instructed.
- Add in shredded chicken, brown rice, mushroom soup, and chicken broth, stir and simmer about 10-15 mins on medium-low heat until the rice has absorbed the broth. This should be saucy not soupy.
- Stir in Kale and cook approx another 5-10 mins or until kale has softened. Serve immediately.