Heat the oil in a wide casserole.
When the oil is hot, add the bacon. Cook for 1 minute.
Put-in the garlic and onion. Continue to cook until the onion becomes soft.
Pour-in the chicken broth and water. Let boil.
Add the molasses, vinegar, salt, and ground black pepper. Stir.
Gradually add the collard greens while pushing down with a spoon. Cover and simmer for 80 minutes or until the greens are tender. Make sure to stir every 15 minutes. Note: add water as necessary.
Remove the cover to let the excess liquid evaporate.
Transfer to a serving plate.
Serve. Share and enjoy!