BBQ Chicken with Steamed Kale

A very quick to put together meal that was colorful and satisfying.  I popped a couple of pre-roasted chicken thighs out of the freezer, stripped off the meat, added some red peppers, and put everything into a light BBQ sauce, and served with al dente penne, and fresh kale.

I made my penne into a low-cal version of Noodles Alfredo by putting on a wee bit of softened butter, sprinkling with some grated asiago cheese, and a few turns of the grinder of Italian herbs.

Sautéed up a bit of red pepper and let the chicken bits cook with some watered-down BBQ sauce for about 20 minutes.  I water down the sauce, and then let it thicken back up with the simmering on purpose.  This diffuses the sauce into the meat instead of just coating it.

The kale was very nice – a perfect accompaniment with a bit of a bite.

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20 Responses to BBQ Chicken with Steamed Kale

  1. taphian says:

    looks very delicious, Judy, virtual hugs, Mitza

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  2. Nicely balanced dinner. The chicken looks very tasty! 🙂

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  3. skd says:

    Looks delicious. ..yumm..

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  4. Asiago is one of my favorite of the hard cheeses, better than Parmesan or Romano.

    I used a watered down sauce today to moisten frozen vegeburger patties I had made that were good but too dry from over-baking when originally made. Worked great!

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    • judilyn says:

      Indeed on the Asiago. Not clear what the difference is, but I find I always reach for the Asiago first. Re: Moistening – I use a spray bottle with distilled water in it all the time to keep food moist as it cooks/reheats, either in the microwave (exceedingly seldom used for this purpose) or in a pan on the stove, or even in the Cuisinart Oven Central. Great for French bread that has been in the refrigerator and is cold and slightly dry. Give it a spray and then toast in toaster, or use in a dish using the Cuisinart Oven Central. Makes it like fresh outta’ de oven! ;->

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      • I too keep a spray bottle in the kitchen! Handy for the things you mention and more. I sometimes spray the sides of a jar or food processor to get all the contents without without watering down to much.

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        • judilyn says:

          Yuppers! Plus that’s usually the way I deglaze a pan when there isn’t much there to salvage. Assuming there is no burnt taste to the fond, then a couple of tablespoons of “essence” saved in a jar can add a lot of body to another dish somewhere along the way within the next day or two. I make a lot of soup, so these little bits provide a great enrichment.

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  5. gypsy97 says:

    The kale is what stands out to me – my favorite vegetable!

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  6. Liz says:

    That looks like a meal I would thoroughly enjoy. I’m a great fan of Kale, and chicken, and Alfredo sauce too. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. LFFL says:

    Love that addition of kale there, Judilyn. Always get your kale in wherever you can.

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