Recipe courtesy of Laura Aikens

Mama's Collards

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  • Total: 2 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 2 hr 30 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 large bunches collards, stemmed, washed very well and torn into pieces

1 to 2 cups water

2 to 3 chicken thighs

1/4 cup corn oil

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Boil chicken about 20 minutes. Add collards and seasoning. Lower heat, cook about 2 hours or until greens are tender.

Cook’s Note

This recipe can be modified to be meat-free. Also, should be served with black-eyed peas, candied yams, sliced tomatoes, cornbread.