{Stupid Easy} Chicken and Kale Brown Rice Pasta

I’m backkkk!

I realized that it has been ALMOST A YEAR since my last post! How is that even possible?! Where has the time gone?!

I just have no idea. I’ve missed blogging like crazy. The question then obviously becomes: “so then, stupid, why did you stop??” The answer is, “I did not make it a priority.” Simple as that. Well, times are a changin’, as it were. So, I’m back! And, I’m back with a simple, stupidly-easy pasta dish that is surprisingly flavorful and cheap. Here goes:

{Stupid Easy} Chicken and Kale Brown Rice* Pasta

*You by no means need to use brown rice pasta. Any pasta of choice will work splendidly.

Ingredients

  • Pasta of choice
  • Three large handfuls of roughly chopped kale {serves two}
  • Chicken, cut into strips (I used frozen chicken strips, and sauteed them on the stove) {enough for two servings}
  • Black pepper + sea salt
  • EVOO
  • Garlic, to taste/preference
  • Grated Parmesan

Method

The great thing about this “recipe” is that you can make as much or as little as you want. We made enough for two {sizable} helpings. We made all of the pasta in the package, but only tossed enough of it for two people with the chicken and kale.

Get your chicken ready to cook (or heat, if you’re using frozen chicken strips – they’re so easy! Just be sure to get hormone free, organic :)). Then, put your pasta on the stove, cooking per the package instructions.

When the pasta and chicken are almost ready, start the kale. Heat EVOO over medium heat in a sauce pan. If you are using fresh garlic, throw in the minced garlic to sweat it out. Then add your kale. If you are using garlic powder, add it with your kale. {I really like garlic, so I use a good bit.} Saute your kale until it turns dark green and starts to wilt. It takes longer to saute kale than spinach, FYI. Once it reaches a dark color and has ceased wilting, remove from stove.

Throw your drained pasta, chicken, kale and about 2-3 Tbs EVOO in a large bowl. Add sea salt and pepper, to taste. Put your grated Parmesan cheese on the table and, voila! You have a delicious, easy – and quite lovely – pasta dish, for you! It would also be very easy to make enough for a larger group.

Eat up, y’all!

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