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Tasty Collard Greens


"A classic recipe for collard greens that uses smoked turkey to add some flavor. Greens are simmered in chicken stock, then spiced with a dash of red chile flakes."
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2 h 30 m servings 142 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Calories:
  • 142 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 9.6 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 689 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic, and gently saute until light brown. Pour in the chicken stock, and add the turkey leg. Cover the pot, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Add the collard greens to the cooking pot, and turn the heat up to medium-high. Let the greens cook down for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook until the greens are tender and dark green, 45 to 60 minutes. Drain greens, reserving liquid. Mix in red pepper flakes if desired. Use liquid to reheat leftovers.

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I'm an African American from the South, so I needed a collard green recipe that would not disappoint at the Thanksgiving table. This one was a hit and was very easy to prepare. Everyone loved ...

Most helpful critical review

The amount of chicken stock was not enough for the medium high heat simmering for 45 minutes and I burnt the greens. Either simmer on low the whole time or add a LOT more fluids.

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I'm an African American from the South, so I needed a collard green recipe that would not disappoint at the Thanksgiving table. This one was a hit and was very easy to prepare. Everyone loved ...

I tried these about 2 months ago which was my first time ever making collard greens. Let me tell you something them were the BEST collard greens I have ever taste! OMG they were sooooooo GOOD an...

Anadri, thank you so much for this recipe! My mother had doubts that I could make some decent collard greens for the Thanksgiving table, but I reassured her that even though I had never attempte...

These are the best the same way I always cook mine. Of course being southern, we sometimes add fat back or bacon for flavoring also. Also if you find you greens with just a little bitter taste,...

Anadri, your recipe is terrific - thanks so much for sharing it. My boyfriend claimed his "Momma's" greens are the best, but after 3 full servings he had nothing to say but refilling his bowl w...

Absolutely delicious and yes, tasty! Cooking these greens in a mixture of chicken broth and smoked turkey promotes and outstanding and flavorful combination. Of course, I added my own touch so...

This is very similiar to the way I've always made collard greens. I usually use fresh garlic, but I took a shortcut the other night and used canned roasted garlic chicken stock and surprisingly...

great recipe. I would add a couple of things. One, adding sugar cuts the bitterness. Don't add more than a couple of tsp because you don't want the greens to taste sweet. Two, I add a couple...

I have never made greens before and I looked at over a dozen recipies and called several people. I finally choose this recipe and it worked out great. My friend from Alabama even loved them.