No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Those are Two MAMMOTH chicken legs! Let me just say something about Fresh Directs Organic Chicken… OH MY GOD! These legs are the ones I saved from the Grill when Henry was grilling. So glad he didnt char every piece of chicken i purchased! But I decided to whip out all of the organic veggies I could stand and serve them up with some broiled chicken. I love broiled chicken- but I hate cooking in this heat! so I use my toast-r-oven.
Kath has kale chips like every other day and when i saw some organic greens on sale, kale was on the list so i figured why not. Kale is actually a cinch to make! and once I get my hands on some more I will be cooking it! I took a small bunch of kale, cleaned it really well and let it drip dry in my colander. Once ready, I peeled off the stems because they are too tough to munch. ripped them into bite size pieces and laid them on a cookie sheet, sprayed with oil and sprinkled with sea salt. I put them in the toast-r-oven for 18 minutes on 350 degrees.
While the kale was cooking, i got to my zucchini and sliced it up like match-sticks. I saw this method on Smitten Kitchen and decided to give it a whirl.
I sauteed my match sticks in a little EVOO and crushed garlic, sprinkled with salt. i set them aside. They were done in 5 minutes!!!
While the veggies were cooking and the chicken settling with its yummy juices, I made some chicken flavored Quinoa with some niblets of corn.
then the kale was ready! I took a bite and thought they tasted a lot like chips. Salty, crunchy and had a slight “green” taste to them. Henry was a bit turned off that he was chewing on a crunchy leaf but he shut up when I gave him hot sauce and ketchup. he LOVED it with Ketchup… but he puts ketchup on his eggs so i think the man just really likes ketchup (gag).
Dinner was a bit over the top. I might have been fine with just the kale chips and chicken – but i eat with my eyes.
So… lots of leftovers.
Henry didnt like the Zukes…but no worries, he left his plate unattended again and Mickey ate his greens…and Quinoa.
oh man!everything in this meal sounds SO good!I had kale a zucchini last night, too!definitely want to try them both out your way.
whoa baby — i would hate to mess with the chicken those monster legs came from! those babies are EPIC!
Mo Diva said:
lesbo: it must be kale season, several other bloggers i know have made kale chips! soo yummy!jenny- fuureal! the chicken legs were GINORMOUS! and i have one more in the freezer and its even BIGGER! that be some healthy chicken!!
Tasty Health Food said:
Hmm, I'm thinking the same thing about the kale chips. A lot of people are making them. Now I want some!
NExt time, fry up those zukes with andouille sausages and onions, and grate some lemon zest over…the BEST combo ever. Henry will love it!
5 Star Foodie said:
The chicken look fantastic! I also find that the organic chicken just tastes a lot better.