1poundschicken sausagespicy or sweet or a combination, removed from its casing
4cupschopped kale leaves
⅓cupchopped black olives
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Salt the water generously, and let it return to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook accordingly to package directions, stirring occasionally.
While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and sauté for 2 minutes until they start to soften. Add the sausage and sauté, breaking up the sausage with a spoon as it cooks, until it is browned and crumbly, about 5 minutes. Add the kale and cook, stirring occasionally until the kale wilts, about 5 minutes more. Add the olives, chicken broth, season with salt and pepper to taste and bring to a simmer.
Drain the cooked pasta and return it to the pot. Add the sausage and kale mixture to the pot and stir to combine. Serve hot.