Meals can be quick and delicious. Don't let lack of time be your excuse for grabbing something on the way home. Simple meals do take some advanced planning because you need the ingredients available, but a nutritious, delicious meal such as this one can be prepared in about 15 - 20 minutes.
Ingredients (use what you have available, adjust quantities as needed for your family):
1 cup grilled chicken*, straight from the freezer (I freeze meal-size portions of grilled chicken that has been torn into bite size pieces).
3 - 4 cups of rinsed lacinato kale torn into bite-size pieces (don't need to dry)
1 small red onion, diced
1 large clove fresh garlic, minced
1 Tbl olive oil
sea salt and pepper, freshly ground
This was a last minute creation for me or I would have thawed the chicken in the refrigerator the day before - but it worked great using it straight from the freezer.
Prepare kale, chop onion, mince garlic. Heat a large heavy skillet on medium heat (I used my cast iron), pour olive oil into skillet and saute the onion and garlic for about a minute. Add the frozen chicken. Break apart frozen pieces of chicken as the frozen chunk starts to heat. Continue to saute and stir for 3 to 4 minutes until all chicken is separated. Add the kale pieces and continue to stir fry for another minute or two until the kale is a shiny bright green color. Serve immediately with a raw vegetable (such as tomatoes, cucumber, carrots or a simple salad).
*Grilled chicken: Grill the chicken outside on your grill until it is slightly blackened but not thoroughly cooked through. Then place it in a large glass baking dish. Cover and bake at 350 °F for an additional 30 minutes. Tear into bite size pieces and use in soups, stews, nachos, quesadillas or dishes like this. Cook extras to freeze for quick meals.