Food Recipe Collections & Favorites Seasonal Meals Braised Swiss Chard Recipe 4.0 (2) Add your rating & review Chard is supercharged with fiber and nutrients—calcium, B vitamins, and beta-carotene. By Chris Morocco Chris Morocco Chris is a senior food editor and test kitchen director at Bon Appétit with over 10 years of experience in the food industry. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 3, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Danny Kim Hands On Time: 25 mins Total Time: 15 mins Yield: 8 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Don't let the "braised" part of this recipe title intimidate you. Braising is simply a slow-cooking stovetop technique that fills your home with rich, savory scents, and no doubt you'll soon grow to love it. For this, we braise chard leaves (along with sautéed bacon and chard stems) in chicken broth with a kick of hot sauce, making the leaves tender and flavorful. After you've triumphed with this dish, try this versatile green in our Swiss chard mac and cheese, Swiss chard with chickpeas and couscous, or Spiced lamb meatball and Swiss chard stew. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 slices bacon, chopped 3 bunches Swiss chard, stems sliced and leaves chopped (about 20 cups total), separated 4 cloves garlic, crushed ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon hot sauce Kosher salt and black pepper Directions Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat, and then add bacon and chard stems. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is browned and the stems are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Gradually add chard leaves and garlic. Cook, stirring, until leaves are wilted, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the broth, hot sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until leaves are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 70 Calories 4g Fat 7g Carbs 5g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 70 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Cholesterol 3mg 1% Sodium 727mg 32% Total Carbohydrate 7g 3% Total Sugars 2g Protein 5g Calcium 91mg 7% Iron 3mg 17% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.