Middle Eastern Chicken and Tomatoes with Kale

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  • 3.5 ounces/100 grams of chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon Simple Girl Bouillon
  • 3.5 ounces/ 100 grams of sweet tomatoes (Compari), quartered
  • 1 measured cup of baby kale
  • 3/4 - 1 cup Imagine Chicken Broth
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed & minced
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon scallion tops, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger (I use ginger paste in a tube from the produce section.)
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Season your chicken breast with Simple Girl Bouillon, and set it aside.
  2. Over medium-high heat, pour about 1/4 cup of chicken broth into an aluminum pan and cook it down until it creates a thin brown dry layer on the bottom of the pan, this takes about 5-6 minutes, turn the heat up more if you're carefully watching it.
  3. Turn the heat down a little, add garlic and onion to the pan AND pour another 1/4 cup of chicken broth into the pan, using a spatula or whisk, scrape and deglaze the pan.
  4. Add the seasoned chicken breast AND let that mixture cook for 4-5 minutes or until chicken is cooked.  Add chicken broth as needed and slice the chicken thin to help it cook faster if desired.
  5. Remove chicken, ADD tomatoes, lemon juice, and spices to the pan, more broth if needed, and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Turn off the heat, and add the kale, stirring until it wilts.  Add chicken back to the pan to get it warm again and serve.
  7. Enjoy! :)
Optional Ideas
Chef Notes:
  • The key to making delicious sauce when you are not using oil is the process of browning the liquid, and deglazing the pan.  Patience Daniel-son :)
  • Salt is NOT needed with this recipe unless you are low-sodium broth, which I did not.
  • Grilled chicken on the BBQ grill would be a delicious alternative to how the chicken is being cooked.
Step 4 Transition uplevels:
  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil while cooking chicken, garlic, scallions, and onion
  • Add different veggies like peppers and mushrooms
  • Add 1/2 cup cooked quinoa to your plate, the sauce this makes is delicious and it is great over quinoa.

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