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Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry with Kale
© Todd Porter & Diane Cu

Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry with Kale

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Healthy kale, chicken breasts and bright lemon flavor combine to make a wonderful and fresh stir-fry, perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.

  1. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1/2 medium onion, diced
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  4. 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  5. 1 bunch kale, destemmed and chopped
  6. Zest of one lemon
  7. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  8. 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  9. 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  10. 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, or to taste
  11. Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and then stir in the onions and garlic. Cook for about 2 minutes or until the onions are soft.
  2. Add the chicken, stirring occasionally until the chicken is lightly browned and nearly cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the kale and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until the kale is softened.
  3. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, brown sugar and smoked paprika. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm.


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