Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cheesy Chicken & Kale Casserole

We have a new recipe that will be added into our rotation ... this delicious chicken casserole with kale, rice and mushrooms. I found it on the blog Peas and Crayons while I was searching for yummy kale recipes. A few of my modifications were the addition of chicken, using a coconut oil/olive oil/butter blend when she used butter alone and not using red pepper flakes.

Over the past several months, one of my favorite snacks has been Kale Chips. I love to eat them warm and fresh from the oven. They are SO good. Since I've enjoyed them so much, I decided to try kale in other dishes like omelets and now this casserole. I think I'm ready to replace my spinach dishes with kale since it is so tasty sauteed and mixed in.

Let me know if you try it!


  • 1.5 cups dry rice (I used a mixture of Jasmati and long grain) cooked
  • 3 to 4 good-sized chicken breasts quartered and dredged in flour
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chicken broth
  • Good-sized bunch of Kale, torn up into little pieces
  • Container of fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 2-3 T of butter/olive oil/coconut oil mixture
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese


  • Cook rice until done.
  • Saute kale and mushrooms in the butter/olive oil/coconut oil mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Brown the dredged chicken on both sides. Once browned, add chicken broth and simmer on medium high heat for about 20 minutes.
  • Once chicken is done, mix in the rice, kale/mushroom mixture along with the cottage cheese, garlic powder and half the Parmesan cheese. 
  • Transfer mixture to a 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle shredded cheddar and the rest of the Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Turn on broiler and broil for 5 minutes until top is browned. Be careful top doesn't burn!
  • Enjoy!

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Brigitte said...

I really like Kale, but still haven't tried kale chips. I need to try them.

SweetLand Farm said...

I think I'll be giving this recipe a try! Looks good. I like kale in dishes better then spinach, it hold up better.
Yes I've had kale chips and think that they are good. But I do like a regular potato chip better!

Lovin' Life said...

I have never tried Kale. But I think I have heard it's healthy for you. I somehow missed your post about you sweet cat. So sorry to hear about him.

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