One skillet meals can be a real time saver and can make clean up easier, too. It’s easy to modify traditional meat dishes into healthier vegetarian ones with a little practice and ingenuity. This Vegetarian Chicken, Kale, and 3 Pepper Skillet can be made with chicken, of course, but using tofu, gluten or tvp chunks, or even a bean will take this healthy choice into the very healthy world!
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Though this is delicious as it is, there are many ways to jazz this up just a bit for a more special touch. You might add a touch of Worcestershire sauce (we use the vegan version) for a flavor zip, or stir in a little orange juice for a citrus kick. Serve it over a bed of rice or quinoa for a more filling meal that will serve lunch the next day, too.
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Vegetarian Chicken, Kale & 3-Pepper Skillet
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
- • 2 pounds tofu, cubed, gluten or tvp chunks, or vegetarian chicken pieces
- *1 large onion, chopped
- • 3 Cups Tri-Colored Peppers, chopped (or use red, yellow, and green bell peppers)
- * 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- *3 cups kale, chopped with hard stem removed
- • ½ Large Ball Sliced Fresh Mozzarella (optional, omit for vegan)
- • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
- • 2 tsp. Onion Powder
- • 1 tsp. Salt
- • 2 tbsp. Organic coconut oil
1. Heat oil in large skillet. Add tofu or gluten and cook on medium heat until lightly browned, turning as needed. Remove tofu pieces, leaving oil in pan.
2. Add onions and peppers. Continue to saute until vegetables are softened.
3. Add mushrooms and kale. Sauté for approximately 3 minutes more, until kale is softened. Turn heat on low.
4. Add tofu to pan. Add a small amount of water or additional coconut oil, as needed.
5. Season with salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir well.
6. (optional) Add fresh mozzarella. Stir
until cheese is evenly distributed.
7. Cover on low heat for 1 minute. Remove
from burner. Serve and enjoy this quick and healthy entré