Braised Chicken with Kale

Braised Chicken with KaleRecipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Bake chicken leg quarters in a broth mixture along with kale and tomatoes for an easy one-dish dinner.


Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups kale mixture and 1 leg quarter)
Total time: 1 Hour, 40 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 412
Fat 15.7 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 6.9 g
Polyfat 4.4 g
Protein 45.9 g
Carbohydrate 22.8 g
Fiber 3.7 g
Cholesterol 161 mg
Iron 5.4 mg
Sodium 604 mg
Calcium 215 mg


2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
4 chicken leg quarters, skinned
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1.1 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/4 cup)
5 garlic cloves, chopped
1 (16-ounce) package cut prewashed kale
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14.5-ounce) can fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


1. Preheat oven to 325°.

2. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons canola oil. Sprinkle the chicken with black pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Place flour in a dish, and dredge chicken. Place 2 leg quarters in pan, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with 2 teaspoons oil and remaining 2 leg quarters. Remove from pan.

3. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan. Add garlic; cook for 20 seconds. Add half of kale; cook for 2 minutes. Add remaining half of kale; cook 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and broth; bring to a boil. Return chicken to pan. Cover and bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove chicken from pan; stir in vinegar. Serve chicken over kale mixture.