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Plenty to like on the plate when you combine chicken, pasta, kale and lots of cheese. The chicken is sautéed then topped with either peppers or sun-dried tomatoes and a slice of mozzarella before a quick trip under the broiler. The side is cute little farfalline (which I had never used before) tossed with cooked kale and Parmesan.
Cheesy Chicken With Kale Pasta
1 cup small pasta, such as farfalline (about 4 ounces)
4 small skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 jarred roasted red peppers, halved (I used some sliced sun-dried tomatoes)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
3 ounces part-skim mozzarella, thinly sliced into 4 pieces
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 small bunch kale, stems removed, leaves chopped
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1. Preheat the broiler.
2. Cook pasta as the label directs. Drain and set aside.
3. Meanwhile, season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-highheat. Add the chicken and cook until golden and cooked through, 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet.
4. Add the red peppers and oregano to the skillet. Cook, flipping the peppers, until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Lay a pepper half on each piece of chicken. Top each with a slice of mozzarella.
5. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and the garlic to the skillet. Sauté until softened, about 1 minute. Add the kale and cook until slightly wilted, 2 minutes. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Cook until the kale is tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the pasta and Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until warmed through.
6. Transfer the chicken to the broiler and broil until the cheese melts, about 1 minute. Serve with the kale pasta.
Recipe from Food Network Magazine
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