Chicken Thighs w/Carrots, Onion, Kale (Revised)

My virus scan begins at 12:00 noon each day, a curse I have tried to change without success. When it starts, it makes everything else move so slowly that continuing on my blog is useless. This was the perfect time to start my chicken thighs with carrots, onion, and kale. It turned out well, so I am using Plan A, post chicken dinner, rather than Plan B, dispose of photos because chicken was mediocre. It was delicious!


Ingredients:  Five chicken thighs, boneless and skinless, one large onion, four or five carrots, three cloves of garlic, four or five fronds of kale (remove stems), one can of chicken broth, Oyster Sauce (optional).

Step 1: Slice a large onion. Cut the slices in half. Brown onion slices in oil or bacon grease. Before moving to step 2, make sure the onions are medium brown, but don’t let them burn.

Step 2: While the onions are browning, peel the carrots and cut them in pieces. When the onions are medium brown, push them to the rim of the pan and add the chicken thighs two or three at a time so that they have some room to brown. Don’t let the heat get high enough to burn the onions. Move the onions as needed to prevent burning as you brown the chicken. I use paddles (left) to toss them.

Step 3: As soon as thighs are browned, add the carrots. Continue to toss it all around until the carrots heat up and the onions are completely brown.

Step 4: Add the chicken broth and heat it to a medium simmer. Peel and smash the garlic cloves and toss them in. Cook it down a little, scraping any particles off the bottom of the pan, five to seven minutes.

Step 5: At this time add a tablespoon of oyster sauce. This is optional. (I’m careful not to add too much because my husband is on a low sodium diet. Oyster sauce will give it a smooth flavor.)

Step 6: Cover it and turn down the heat. Simmer slowly for another 35 to 40 minutes, until you are ready to serve it.

Step 7: Put your potatoes on the stove and boil them, if you plan to serve potatoes on the side.

Step 8: This is purely optional. I spent the time the chicken was cooking to wash the dishes. I had breakfast dishes to wash at the same time because I started on my blog before doing the morning dishes. Tsk tsk.

Enjoy an easy-to-prepare chicken thigh one-skillet dinner (except for the potatoes, if served.)

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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10 Responses to Chicken Thighs w/Carrots, Onion, Kale (Revised)

  1. Liza Kane says:

    OMG that looks amazing! And I love that it’s simple straightforward REAL food mmmm thank you for sharing (makes me yearn for my mom’s chicken adobo…) sigh


    • Thank you, Liza. I also like chicken adobo. This is the time of year we start longing for root vegetables, soups, and stews. On the weekend I cooked pork shoulder, black-eyed-peas, and sauerkraut in my crock pot. We enjoy many kinds of foods originating in many nations. Real food, yes. I like fresh vegetables and fruits, too. Thank you for stopping by. Blessings to you…


  2. planejaner says:



    • Thank you for stopping by, Jane. I am still giggling over “don’t burn the roux!”on your Gumbo post. My grandmother used to say this while she was browning the flour in her big iron skillet. And, if we interrupted her, she’d tell us to leave her alone until she finished. My grandmother was everyone’s servant, so when she told us to leave her alone, we were all astounded. Blessings to you…


  3. Trisha says:

    looks really tasty. 🙂


  4. stellacarolyn says:

    Ooh, this looks good. I generally hate kale but have had a it a few ways that I can tolerate. It’s another one of those healthy foods I’m trying to eat more often. It smells pretty bad though- I imagine that’s not a problem in this dish due to all the other tasty smells.


    • Hi there! Thank you for visiting. I’m not the excellent cook that you are, but this was easy to do and it was tasty. I always look forward to your stories and your recipes. Blessings to you…


  5. Nikkie says:

    This is my go to meal, so yummy nd uses stuff I always have on hand.


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