Chicken Sausage and Chard


Its near the end of the week and the situation in the fridge is looking a little bleak, so I work with what’s there and come up with dinner. I have to say this one surprised me – the sweetness of the chicken and Italian ingredients really made for a delightful meal. You could easily toss this dish with pasta or serve on polenta for a heartier meal.

1 pound chicken sausage, removed from casing
2 shallots, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch of chard, chopped
1/2 c white wine
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 c golden raisins
3 TBSP pine nuts
1/3 c grated Parmesan cheese
½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper

Cook over medium-high heat breaking up into bite-size chunks until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Add onions and garlic, sauté about 3 minutes, add kale and cook for 5 more minutes. Add wine, raisins, nutmeg, pine nuts, chili flakes and cook for 5 minutes until wine is absorbed.

Serve and enjoy with just a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on top!

Serves 4.9