20 Minute Chicken, Mushrooms, and Kale With Tomato Basil Cream Sauce
Savory, creamy and delicious tomato basil cream sauce with chicken, mushrooms, and kale – all in 20 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 servings
- 3-4 tbsp friendly fat of choice to cook in butter, ghee, avocado oil, lard, tallow, or coconut oil
- 1 small onion diced
- 8 oz mushrooms of choice sliced (I used baby bellas)
- 5 cloves of garlic minced
- ½ - 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes to taste – ½ tsp is kid friendly mild in heat
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
- 2 cups cooked chicken sliced (I used leftover chicken from my whole chicken cooked in the Instant Pot the night before)
- ¼ cup coconut milk or raw milk/cream
- ¼ cup white wine or more coconut milk or bone broth
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 2 cups coarsely chopped kale
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves finely chopped
- Sea salt & pepper to taste
- Pasta of choice or veggie noodles like zucchini noodles to serve over (See the above section about noodle options!)
- Good olive oil to drizzle over your plate to finish
Warm a large skillet with your friendly fat of choice over medium heat. Add the onion and mushroom with a big pinch of sea salt. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes.
Add the garlic, red pepper flakes, tomatoes, and chicken. Cook over medium heat for 7 minutes until the tomatoes soften.
Add the coconut milk, wine, lemon juice, and kale. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes until the kale wilts and the liquid reduces/thickens.
Add the basil and cook for 1-2 minutes. Sea salt and pepper to your taste and serve over pasta or veggie noodles of your choice!
(If you are serving over zucchini noodles (zoodles!), simply spirilize your zucchini, place the zoodles in a strainer in the sink with a big pinch of sea salt, and let them drain while you cook the rest of the dinner. Squeeze out the liquid before serving. You can pan cook them for a minute to warm them up, but take care not to overcook them, or they will get too soft and not feel like a noodle.)