Cajun Chicken With Collard Greens

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 392 calories
    • Fat 18 g
    • Sat Fat 3 g
    • Cholesterol 94 mg
    • Sodium 835 mg
    • Protein 40 g
    • Carbohydrate 18 g
    • Sugar 2 g
    • Fiber 6 g
    • Iron 3 mg
    • Calcium 181 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 4tablespoons olive oil
  2. Check 4 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  3. Check 2teaspoons blackening or Cajun seasoning
  4. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  5. Check 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  6. Check 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  7. Check 1 bunch collard greens, stems discarded and leaves cut into strips (about 10 cups)
  8. Check 1 15-ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the chicken with blackening seasoning, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
  2. Cook the chicken until golden brown and cooked through, 6 to 7 minutes per side. Transfer to plates.
  3. Meanwhile, in a second skillet, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the garlic and bell pepper to the second skillet and cook, tossing frequently, until beginning to soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add the collard greens, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook, tossing, until just tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Stir in the black-eyed peas and cook until heated through, for 1 to 2 minutes more. Serve with chicken.