Bacon & Chicken or Salmon Power Bowl
Some of my favorite dishes happen by happenstance. Mostly this involves digging through the fridge to see what I have to choose from. My point being that you don’t need to have a recipe to make something tasty. A few skill sets and a good pantry are your friends. Joe sent me this photo last week and described what he did and I was instantly jealous. Also, hungry. Joe made his with salmon because that’s what he had but he’s also used chicken and likes it even better.
10 slices uncured bacon (you’ll save some for salads later)
2 salmon steaks or boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into small chunks
A good assortment of vegetables including carrots, peppers, radishes, cabbage, broccoli, and bell peppers
1 yam/sweet potato or fingerling potatoes, chopped
A generous amount of power greens
SET TO WORK!
Make a frying pan’s worth of bacon (10 strips?)
Drain most of the bacon grease (reserve the grease) and set bacon on a plate or platter. You will be cooking elements separately so a platter might not be a bad idea.
Prepare the cubed salmon or chicken in the bacon drippings. Don’t be afraid to add some of the grease when needed and for flavor. Set your protein aside
This is where you can choose you own adventure. Chop a “shit ton of veggies” (yes, I checked, this is a legit cooking measurement). Carrots, peppers, radish, cabbage, broccoli, bell pepper are all terrific ingredients. I’m an onion guy so I’m going to include a nice sweet onion as well. Also chop up some yam or potatoes because carbs are not your enemy.
Toss the slower to cook veggies and starches (yam, carrot, raddish, etc) into the same pan that you have been using. Once they have softened up a bit, add the other, quicker to soften veggies (cabbage, bell pepper, etc.) Soften for another minute or two. Then add two to three handfuls of power greens and the remaining bacon grease if needed. Cook until greens are wilted. Cut up about 6 slices of bacon and desired amount of chicken or salmon. Save other bacon and any extra protein you have cooked for salads.
Throw the bacon and chicken (or salmon) into the pan. Stir it all together and season with pepper.
Serve. Makes more than one serving.
Joe recommends Sriracha.