Simple Soulful Plate with BBQ Chik’n

45 minutes | Serves 4 - recipe courtesy of @BEETSBYBROOKE

Ingredients:

Alpha BBQ Chik’n

Soulful Greens

  • 1 lb of kale (about 5 big leaves)
  • 1 lb of collard greens (about 5 big leaves)
  • ½ onion (any kind), diced
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 cups of veggie stock or broth
  • ½ jalapeno, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 2 pieces of vegan bacon OR 1 tsp liquid smoke or smoked salt
  • Salt & black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Start with the Soulful Greens, prepare the greens by washing and massaging them with your hands.
  2. Cut greens into bite-sizes pieces (folding/rolling them helps!) keep the stems for more of a “bite” and to get more nutrients or leave them out.
  3. If you’re using vegan bacon, dice and heat in a large pot (stock pan) for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add onions, garlic, jalapenos and smoked paprika to the pan and enough veggie broth/stock to let them cook. Sauté for about 3 minutes or until the onion has begun to become transparent.
  5. Add the chopped greens and veggie stock to the pot and stir.
  6. Let simmer for about 30-40 min, tasting and adding salt & black pepper as needed.
  7. Cook the Alpha Grilled Chik’n Strips according to package cooking instructions.
  8. While sautéing, add in garlic powder and smoked paprika.
  9. Once finished cooking, toss in BBQ sauce in the pan.
  10. Plate the BBQ Chik’n and Soulful Greens with your favorite mac and cheese to make a Simple Soulful Plate, enjoy!