Pan Roasted Organic Chicken with Braised Kale and Quinoa
2 Tablespoons olive oil One small onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, diced Organic chicken, drumsticks and thighs (3 each), skin on, seasoned with salt and pepper 1 bunch kale, stemmed and chopped Salt to taste Juice from half and orange, save the other half for garnish 1 cup quinoa
• In a large skillet with lid, heat olive oil using medium high heat. • Add onion and garlic and sauté until onions are translucent, stir frequently • Reduced heat to medium and add chicken, brown on each side and cover • While chicken is cooking, prepare quinoa. (see note below) • When quinoa is cooked (15 minutes), add kale to the chicken. Reduce heat to low and use tongs to gently flip kale uncooked kale on top to bottom of the pan. When most of the kale has started to wilt add orange juice, cover and allow kale to slowly cook for 5 more minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Add more salt to taste is needed. • Spoon quinoa on center of the plate, next layer kale and chicken. • Garnish with orange slices
*Rinse quinoa well and strain through colander. Heat 2 cups of water in a kettle to boil. In a small sauce pan heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil, add quinoa, stir frequently until you start to smell nutty aroma. Add hot water to quinoa, cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.
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Great Books to Read
Food Rules by Michael Pollen
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
To Buy or Not To Buy Organic by Cindy Burke
Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford
Eat, Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert A great book and not just the "Eat" part.