Can I get a show of hands of everyone still recovering from a candy hangover? My hand is up HIGH. I rarely eat candy, and never in the quantities I’ve consumed in the last few days. I’m feeling kinda sick from it all. I’m definitely ready for some detox food and exercise. Enter chicken and dark, leafy greens. My hero! This recipe calls for chicken legs and thighs, which probably would have been better, but I only had breasts, so I went with it anyway. I would maybe reduce the cooking time if you’re going to use the breasts
Braised Chicken with Kale recipe from Cooking Light
- 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 4 chicken leg quarters, skinned
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/10 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/4 cup)
- 5 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 (16-ounce) package cut prewashed kale
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1. Preheat oven to 325°.
- 2. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons canola oil. Sprinkle the chicken with black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place flour in a dish, and dredge chicken. Place 2 leg quarters in pan, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with 2 teaspoons oil and remaining 2 leg quarters. Remove from pan.
- 3. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan. Add garlic; cook for 20 seconds. Add half of kale; cook for 2 minutes. Add remaining half of kale; cook 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and broth; bring to a boil. Return chicken to pan. Cover and bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove chicken from pan; stir in vinegar. Serve chicken over kale mixture.
I have sworn to myself that I will not have a fat winter this year, but so far my willpower has failed me when it comes to resisting sweet treats. I’m doing pretty good on resisting my constant cravings for wine (which is another weight gaining culprit), but we’ll see how that pans out the rest of the holiday season. Does anyone have any tips on how to curb holiday cravings?