Thursday, May 6, 2010

Chicken and Sausage with Sauteed Bacon-y Greens

For the Meat:

5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 links of your favorite sausage, I used a spicy italian variety-precooked
1 medium onion, sliced thin
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste

For the Greens:

4-6 strips of bacon
1 bag of Trader Joes Southern Mixed Greens, or a 20oz bag of mixed, chopped greens
1/4 a head of cabbage, sliced into 1/4inch strips
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste


Start by cooking the bacon. Cook the bacon in the largest skillet you own, over medium-medium/high heat. Cook the bacon until it's crispy, turning over once. If you don't like your bacon crispy...then just cook it less. Transfer bacon onto a plate lined with a paper towel to drain. Pour the bacon grease out of the pan, leaving about 2 Tablespoons in the skillet for later.

While the bacon is cooking, cut each chicken thigh into three equal pieces. (This is just because while I do enjoy cooking, sometimes I am quite lazy and want my meals to cook faster...) Also cut the sausages into 1-inch pieces. Right about when the bacon is done, heat up another skillet (doesn't have to be large-and-in-charge) with the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and let them cook a minute or two, until the onion starts to soften. Then add in the chicken, a little salt and pepper if you so desire, and continue to cook, stirring occasionally.

While the chicken is cooking, heat the "largest skillet you own" with the bacon love (grease) over medium heat. Pour in the bag of mixed greens and pile the chopped cabbabe on top. It's okay if the pan is will cook down a lot. Pour in about 1/4 cup water, sprinkle in some salt and pepper, and cover with the largest lid you own. Continue cooking over medium heat until the greens are cooked, about 10 minutes or so. When the greens have 5 minutes left to cook, add the sausage to the chicken, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally. By now the onions should be a bit brown. Brown onions are good. Brown onions=carmelized onions=FLAVA!

When the timer goes off for the greens, turn the heat off, and crumble the bacon into the veggies. Stir it around to make sure the cabbage and greens are mixed, along with the bacon. Enjoy your chicken and veggies with a side of avocado for more healthy fat deliciousness!!

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