For the most part, I eat healthy and actually like the taste of vegetables, whole grains, and fruits. But I have a confession. Every once in a while, I run into a vegetable I can’t stand. And no matter how I cook it, it still tastes just like you’d expect a healthy veggie to taste – bland and gross. Brussels sprouts are like that. I HATED them until I was about 19 (it didn’t help that my mom LOVES them, and I think she enjoyed torturing Sharon and I by cooking them. All. the.time.). Even now, I only eat them if they are cooked with pine nuts and garlic. Kale is another veggie like this, except I think this recipe changed that. The cheese and the bacon give the kale such a rich flavor. Definitely will be making kale this way again!
I made zucchini potato latkes as a side to this dish. See, latkes are versatile. I loved the flavor the zucchini added to these!
Grilled Chicken with Kale and Bacon Cream Sauce
2 chicken breasts
5-6 leaves kales, cut into 1 inch strips
3-4 strips of bacon, cut to 1 inch strips
½ cup water or chicken stock
2-3 laughing cow light cheese wedges
¼ cup cheddar cheese
Butterfly the chicken breasts and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Saute in a pan, flipping over once, until cooked. Remove chicken from pan. Place kale in pan, and add about half the water. Bring the water to a boil and sauté/steam the kale. In a separate pan, cook the bacon. Add the cheese wedges and the cheddar cheese to the kale, along with the rest of the water. Mix together until the cheese melts creating a cream sauce. Add the bacon to the pan. Serve the sauce over the chicken.