Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Kale, Chicken and Bacon

It’s so weird, I know! But hear me out. HARK MEH.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Kale, Chicken and Bacon / Bev Cooks

We accidentally made this dinner the other night when I felt like we had NOTHING IN THE HOUSE TO EAT WAAAAAH. You know those nights. The kitchen sink nights. Well this wasn’t just any kitchen sink night. No siree, Bob. It ended up being that kitchen sink meal that kicks the rest of the kitchen sink meals in the pancreas.

Just look at this.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Kale, Chicken and Bacon / Bev Cooks

It’s so weird, I know! But it WORKS. It werks?

No, it works.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Kale, Chicken and Bacon / Bev Cooks

I don’t care who you are, but you know you love roasted brussels sprouts. If you don’t like brussels sprouts, it’s because you’ve never roasted them. You BETTER ROAST, yo.

Also, wilted kale bumps the nutrition up to 11, so you’re welcome for that.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Kale, Chicken and Bacon / Bev Cooks

Bacon adds depth and meaning to life.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Kale, Chicken and Bacon / Bev Cooks

Seasoned chicken THIGHS (don’t argue with me) add purpose and fruitfulness to your well being.

And tossed together with pungent crumbled blue cheese, fresh lemon juice and torn cilantro sprigs all willy nilly. Well, your mouth is about to embark on a joy ride like whoa. (sorry I said “like whoa.” that was so 2015.)

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Kale, Chicken and Bacon / Bev Cooks

This is so weird, I know!

But I am TELLING you, some how, some way, on some planet, in some universe, it’s just brilliant. (notice I didn’t say brillz. don’t rightly feel like a face punching today.)

Tell me your go-to kitchen sink meal! I want those ODD, WEIRD, NEVER-THOUGHT-OF, ARE-YOU-SERIOUS meals. Spill it.

And then make this.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Kale, Chicken and Bacon / Bev Cooks

It’s a KITCHEN SINK OFF.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and sliced in half lengthwise
  • 5 slices bacon, cut into small chunks
  • 1 pound chicken thighs (excess fat trimmed), and cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 2 Tbs. Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 10 oz chopped kale
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • Cilantro leaves
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. On a large rimmed baking sheet, arrange the halved Brussels sprouts, and drizzle with a Tbs. of extra-virgin olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and roast for 30-45 minutes, until tender and gloriously browned all over.
  3. In the meantime, render the bacon in a large skillet, until crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside on paper towels to drain.
  4. Toss the chicken with the Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, a pinch of salt and pepper. Add to the pan with the reserved bacon fat and sear until browned all over and cooked through.
  5. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  6. Add the chopped kale to the pan, season with a pinch of salt and wilt, about four minutes.
  7. Evenly divide the kale among two dinner plates, and top with Brussels sprouts, chicken, bacon, blue cheese and a few cilantro leaves. Spritz the lemon over each dish and enjoy your new life. KITCHEN SIK WHAT.
  8. Makes two dinner plates + two smaller kid plates.
  9. *if you have more adult eaters, double up on the kale!
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Kale, Chicken and Bacon / Bev Cooks

It’s so weird, I know!

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11 Responses to Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Kale, Chicken and Bacon

  1. Sarah January 30, 2018 at 7:41 am #
    This looks amazing!!! Kitchen sink meals are 💯 when you have roasted brussels in the mix.
  2. Darcy Sexson January 30, 2018 at 8:55 am #
    Yum! Our go to is a bunch of veggies and bacon roasted on a sheet pan; usually brussels, mushrooms, onion and diced, thick sliced bacon (the good stuff!) all roasted together for 35 min and then sprinkled with balsamic and parm, and served over rice. So darn good. :)
  3. Rachel January 30, 2018 at 9:16 am #
    So.... this looks amazing. I have to say, I've made a couple of your recipes, and they NEVER disappoint. And I was positive your lasagna with lemon was going to disappoint my husband. It did not. He's since requested it again.
  4. Jen Renee January 30, 2018 at 12:43 pm #
    Looks great! Fridge clean/cook vegetables before they spoil day= all the veggies + chicken (usually in freezer), wrapped in foil with steak seasoning and Worcestershire and thrown on the grill. Low carb, no clean up! Worcestershire makes anything good :)
  5. Kylie January 30, 2018 at 4:24 pm #
    This looks amazing. It's just become a must try for this weekend and possibly as part of next weeks meal prep. :)
  6. Sara sheridan January 30, 2018 at 6:46 pm #
    I’m drooling. Bacon ,brussels and blue cheese forever hold a special place in my heart!!
  7. Andrea Wimsatt January 30, 2018 at 6:49 pm #
    This looks simple, yet amazing (as do all of your recipes). I’m curious to know if your kids eat the same meals as you and your husband? If not, I would be interested to hear your solution to the toddler unrefined palate situation.
    • Bev Weidner January 31, 2018 at 11:24 am #
      You know, it's honestly hit or miss with the kids! They DO like brussels sprouts and kale (believe it or not), so that worked. My thing with them is presentation. I keep it all separate, and add in a slice of cheese and sliced green apple. Seems to work!
  8. Emily Penke February 1, 2018 at 6:32 pm #
    Looks so amazing. I need to try! XOXO
  9. cori February 10, 2018 at 11:23 am #
    Ohhhh I made something similar last night with bacon, brussels, chicken and a creamy mustard sauce that was baked. so good. I'll make this NEXT Friday, for real real.
    • Bev Weidner February 11, 2018 at 7:54 am #
      Baked in a creamy mustard sauce? YES GIRL.

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