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Garlicky Sautéed Kale

Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford



Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)

Sauteeing kale is a quick and delicious way to prepare this vibrant superfood. Fresh garlic adds a punch of savory goodness to this super simple side dish and chicken stock adds rich flavor, while also helping to soften the kale quickly. This versatile recipe pairs well alongside most any protein, from fried eggs to roasted salmon, so it's a great go-to for rounding out weeknight dinner plates. Feel free to add a dash of crushed red pepper or hot sauce for a little heat kick. 


  • 1 tablespoon sliced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 packed cups Lacinato kale
  • 1/4 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 93
  • fat 3.3 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • sodium 214 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine garlic and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook 2 minutes or just until garlic begins to brown. Add kale; sauté 2 minutes, tossing frequently. Stir in chicken stock, salt, and pepper; cover and cook 3 minutes on medium heat or just until kale wilts.