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Chicken, Squash, Kale + Whole Grain Casserole

Chicken, Squash, Kale + Whole Grain Casserole

Adapted from Food Network Kitchen

INGREDIENTS:

EVOO
3 Leeks (or onions)
1 large chicken breast, shredded (can use a rotisserie chicken)
1 bunch of chopped kale
2 minced garlic cloves
½ cup no sodium chicken broth
2 large yellow squashes, diced (about 4 cups)
2 cups farro
1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 cup low sodium or freshly made bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
¼ cup diced Italian parsley

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 400º
Cook the farro. Put 2 cups farro into a medium sauce pain and cover at least 2 inches above the farro. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-20 minutes until tender. Drain and set aside.
Heat a large saute pan over medium heat. Once hot, cover with 2-3 tbs of EVOO, allow the oil to heat up, and then add the leeks and a pinch of salt. Cook the leeks for 5 minutes until soft but not browned.
Add the kale and cook 2 minutes until it brightens.
Create a hole (#PROtip) in the center of the pan and add the garlic. Cook for 30 seconds until fragrant, being careful not to burn it.
Add the chicken broth and cook until the broth is mostly absorbed.
Add the squash, another splash of EVOO and a pinch of salt and cook until all the veges are soft, 5-7 minutes.
Mix the vegetables, farro, parmesan cheese, egg and ½ cup of bread crumbs together in a large bowl and then add the mixture to a medium sized casserole bowl that has been coated with cooking spray.
Cover the mixture with the remainder of the bread crumbs
Bake for 25-35 minutes until the mixture is browned and the cheese is melted

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