Sunday, September 1, 2013

Chicken & Kale Casserole

I realized I haven't been sharing my recent recipes and I found out I had to share & my husband came up with the awesome food posts. Enjoy. And yes, most of what I've been making lately have been from Pinterest so might as make a whole series out of it.

-Salt & Pepper
-Large pasta shells
-2 tbls unsalted butter
-I large onion diced
-3 garlice cloves minced
-2 bunches of kale
-2 cups shredded chicken
-48oz part skim ricotta
-Lemon zest from 2 lemons
-3/4 cup parmesan cheese

-Preheat oven to 350
-In a large pot of boiling salted water cook pasta according to package directions
-Drain, return to pot
-In large skillet melt butter over medium-high heat
-Add onion & garlic
-Cook until onion is beginning to soften
-Add kale cover & cook about 5 minutes
-Transfer to (very) large mixing bowl
-Stir is chicken, ricotta, lemon zest, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
-Mix well
-Stir in salt & pepper
-Transfer mixture to baking dish
-Top with remaining parmesan cheese

-Bake for 30 minutes & Enjoy

My thoughts:
      Overall I loved it. I felt the kale was a little odd. I like kale but it just tasted weird in this. Leftovers were finished (by me). The kids liked everything but kept pulling the kale out and putting out on the side to be thrown away. 

You win some you lose some. I won mostly with this recipe. 

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