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Spicy Chicken with Kale


I had previously said that I don’t really like kale. I would like to take back that statement. It turns out that I just didn’t like whatever dish I had made with kale. I really really like this chicken and kale dish!

I ended up throwing this together after I spent a good 5 minutes staring at our (empty) fridge. I pulled out a few things that we did have (chicken, scapes, and kale for starters) and got cookin’!

Spicy Chicken with Kale

1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon Shao Hsing rice wine
1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon cornstarch
salt and pepper, to taste
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 – 3/4 inch pieces
2 teaspoons olive oil
5 garlic scapes, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
1 bunch kale, stemmed and washed
2 teaspoons sesame oil

  1. In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, rice wine, chicken broth, cornstarch, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Cook chicken until no longer pink in the middle and juices run clear.
  3. Add in garlic scapes and jalapeno and cook for 1 – 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Add in kale and cover, stirring occasionally for an additional 3 – 5 minutes, or until kale is cooked.
  5. Add the soy sauce mixture and sesame oil and stir fry for one more minute.
  6. Remove from heat and serve immediately with steamed rice.

Author: Jenni

Dietitian by day and Midwest food blogger by night. Lover of whiskey, running, and all things food.

2 thoughts on “Spicy Chicken with Kale

  1. Love that you added jalapeno. I have a serious love of spicy food.

  2. looks great!

    Come and add it to the party when you get a chance… Looking forward to seeing you there 🙂

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