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Chicken with Cumin, Kale and Red Peppers

Chicken-with-Cumin-Kale-and-Red-Peppers

Makes dinner for two, with leftovers for lunch.

Approximate cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1 bunch kale, removed from woody stems
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted

Instructions

  • Combine chicken, cumin, chili powder, sea salt (if desired), and garlic in a medium bowl until chicken is fully coated.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil.
  • When pan is hot, add chicken (it should sizzle). Brown the chicken and stir occasionally (about 5-7 minutes).
  • Add kale leaves and red pepper. Stir and continue to cook until chicken is 165° F, and vegetables are slightly tender (about 5 more minutes).
  • Serve hot, topped with toasted almonds.

26 Comments

  1. What is a good sub for cumin? I’m finding I’m not a fan, unless u can persuade me with the health benefits of it:)

    • willti1 – Whatever your heart desires, you should use that. Maybe try rosemary or lots of ground peppercorns, or sage, or a poultry blend of spices. They’re all good.

  2. Oh man! So easy and delicious! This is my first recipe I cooked (signed up yesterday), can’t wait to become a super awesome paleo chef. :)

  3. simpiefc

    What would you use in place of kale???

    • Neely Quinn

      simpiefc – You can use any green you’d like – spinach, collards, and/or chard would work nicely.

  4. Followed the recipe exactly as posted and really enjoyed a wonderful meal.

  5. Just made this. Amazing!! Added a bit of coriander and dried thyme. And subbed cherry tomatoes for green peppers since I don’t love peppers. Absolutely yummy! Great quick and delicious recipe. Definitely making this again. Thank you!!

  6. LOVED this dish! Quick and easy! I added fresh mushrooms to mine :) Delish!

  7. Andrea

    Very good! Have little hands help rip up the kale to get them interested in eating it! Worked with my 3 year old!

  8. Delicious! This will definitely go into my recipe book.

  9. ajlandt

    This was delicious, but it only seemed to make 2 servings. Any ideas on how to stretch it to make 4?

    • Neely Quinn

      ajlandt – If it was truly only 2 servings for you, then you have higher caloric needs than an average person. Or you’re eating too much ;) Just make more next time :)

  10. Joshua

    Substituted lean pork loin for chicken. Very awesome!

  11. Mindy

    This is one of my favorite recipes. I love it. However, I recently discovered that garlic is a migraine trigger for me. Do you have any suggestions for a substitute? Thanks!

    • Neely Quinn

      Mindy – Not really. Nothing really tastes like garlic, but onions are a close second!

  12. Angela

    Mindy, try shallots. Not the same as garlic, but a good strong flavor. My friend is allergic to garlic so we sub everything with shallots.

  13. Can these meals be made and frozen for another time? I like to have meals prepared so all I have to do is heat them up. If so howling will they keep if frozen?
    Thank you

    • Neely Quinn

      Donna – Yes, definitely. I’m not really sure how long they’ll freeze for. Maybe 6 months?

  14. This was yummy! I changed it a little by adding some fresh broccoli florets, onions, and cashews. It was delish! :)

  15. Just made this tonight for the first time, using the recipe exactly as written. Daughter and granddaughter joined hubby and me for dinner. Everyone liked this. I served it with a baked sweet potato. Nice dinner! Thanks for the delicious recipes.

  16. We have made this recipe a few times. I absolutely love this dish. I added some red pepper flakes to give it a bit more kick. Great stuff!

  17. Christine

    This was our first Paleo recipe and it was delish…my kiddos LOVED it!!!

  18. This was my first Paleo recipe and it was very good & easy to make. I didn’t have sliced almonds so I toasted pecan pieces which really added a little bit of yummy crunch:) Husband really liked it too! If all your recipes are this good I’ll be a fan of paleo for sure!
    Thank you for a great recipe!

  19. Made the recipe exactly as listed and enjoyed it quite a bit. Served the leftover Apple Coleslaw with it and the two complimented one another quite well.

  20. Karen M

    This was really yummy. They were a bit spicy for my daughter but she loved the flavours. Will make a slightly milder batch for her next time.

  21. LeAnn

    Nutional info seems high

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