Recipe of the Week – Kickin’ Collard Greens


Low-Carb, Low-Cal and Unexpectedly Delicious

Recipe of the Week – Kickin’ Collard Greens

Submitted by Ken Adams and found on All Recipes

“If you like greens you will love this recipe. The bacon and onions give them a wonderful flavor. Add more red pepper for a little more spice,” he posted on All Recipes.

This dish will knock your socks off! Not only for those who like greens, also for those who think they don’t. Be prepared to have a new favorite food. Delicious, layered, savory; inexpensive, low-carb and low-cal. In our test kitchen, we added an extra clove of garlic, more like 2-3 pinches of red pepper flakes (gives a wonderful kick); we used chicken stock instead of broth, and added an extra slice of bacon.

Collard greens are excellent sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium and manganese, and moderate sources of riboflavin and folate.

Ingredients for Kickin’ Collard Greens

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 (or 4) slices bacon

1 large onion, chopped

2 (or 3) cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

3 cups chicken broth (or chicken stock)

2 (or 3) pinches red pepper flakes

1 pound fresh collard greens, cut into 2-inch pieces


Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add bacon, and cook until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, crumble and return to the pan. Add onion, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, and cook until just fragrant. Add collard greens, and fry until they start to wilt.

Pour in chicken broth, and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes, or until greens are tender.


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