I spend LOTS of time in the kitchen. It takes some effort to eat well. But sometimes I need quick, easy recipes as I do have 2 little girls that need lots of attention. :) So, I have been going back to some of my 3-4-5 ingredient cookbooks for some tasty Paleo meals. And I need to thank Laura and Greg for their idea of steamed kale with dried cranberries and pine nuts.
Bacon-Wrapped BBQ Chicken
(Favorite Brand Name 4 Ingredient Cookbook)
2 chicken breasts, rinse, pat dry, cut into 8 strips
1/2 t. paprika
8 slices bacon
1/2 c. barbecue sauce*
-Preheat broiler. Line broiler pan with foil and set aside.
-Sprinkle chicken strips with paprika. Wrap each chicken strip with bacon in a spiral around the chicken and place on broiler pan.
-Broil chicken 4 minutes; turn over and broil 2 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with 1/4 cup BBQ sauce. Broil 2 minutes. Remove from oven, turn over chicken strips and baste with remaining BBQ sauce. Broil 2 minutes. Serve warm. (Add some extra sauce on top if desired - we did)
*Now, for the BBQ sauce... We do our best not to have sugar (except from fruit), so I had to search for a good BBQ sauce that is sugar free and I found one I like. It is from Sprouts and there is a picture below.
Rinse kale. Cut ribs off of kale. Cut kale into bite-size pieces. Fill pot with water and put kale into steamer basket over pot. Cover and bring to boil. Steam kale about 5 minutes (or until tender). Then you can season however you choose. I couldn't decide, so I did it 2 ways. :)
1. Drizzle with olive oil and add dried cranberries and pine nuts.
2. Drizzle with Tamari Sauce and Sesame Oil and add sesame seeds.