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Veggie Box: Kale with Pasta, Chicken and Bacon

By Macki West |

My husband was just as excited as the kids and I when he saw all our veggies. He immediately claimed the kale was his and he wanted to make us a special dinner. A while ago he found a pasta with kale recipe in one of the cookbooks and really wanted to give it a go. So he took the kids to the store for the rest of the ingredients then headed home to cook it all. I was not allowed in the kitchen while he worked his magic. And magic it was. He even adapted the recipe to put his own special spin on it. Yes, he is nearly perfect. Get his adapted recipe after the jump …

Kale with Pasta, Chicken and Bacon Recipe adapted from Everyday Food

1 large or 2 small chicken breasts cut into bite size strips

5 slices of turkey bacon cut into bite size pieces

2 garlic gloves, chopped

olive oil

1 bunch of kale — remove the leaves and chop into big pieces, discard the stems

2 cups chicken broth

3/4 package of whole-wheat linguini

1/2 cup fontina cheese, grated

Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Cook the bacon in a skillet. When it’s crisp remove from the pan and drain grease, then wipe with a paper towel to remove any excess grease. Pour in a teaspoon of olive oil and place the chicken in the skillet. Salt and pepper the chicken and cook until done. Remove from the skillet and place with the bacon. Place a large pot of water on the stove to boil for the pasta. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook for 1 minute, then add the kale and cook until wilted. Add the chicken broth and cook for about 10 minutes, until the kale is very soft. Cook the pasta and drain, but do not rinse. Place it back in the pot and toss in the kale mixture and fontina, stir to combine. Add the chicken and bacon and serve. Makes 4 hearty servings.

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Macki West

Macki West is a unique and original wild-woman at heart who happens to be wrapped around her three kids fingers. She founded Cool Mom Tips and contributes to Prudent Baby, Cooking With My Kid, Babble’s Family Kitchen, and Babble Pregnancy. Read bio and latest posts → Read Macki's latest posts →

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