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One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with baby kale is an easy and delicious one pot meal that the entire family will love! Made with chicken, lemon, cheese, pasta and fresh greens!
Once you start making one pot meals, you won’t be able to stop. I try to make a one pot meal at least once a week because it makes dinner planning easy and clean up even easier. Today, I am sharing the recipe for One Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta with I heart baby kale from organicgirl. The greens actually include a mixture of baby kale, baby spinach, green romaine and more. The hearty greens are both nutritious and delicious. The lemon adds fresh flavor that complements the chicken and creates a meal that the entire family will love.
With so many great ways to sneak greens into meals, you will never get bored. Sandwiches, salads, smoothies, soups, pasta, and more. You can even sneak greens like baby kale, arugula and chard into your favorite indulgent dish or lighten it up with some fresh greens. One pot meals are a great way to add greens because the greens cook right in the pot. What is your favorite way to add fresh greens to your diet?
One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Baby Kale
- 1 pound chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 heaping cups organic girl I heart baby kale
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeeze lemon juice
- zest from one lemon
- Season chicken with salt and pepper; set aside.
- In a 12" pan or skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and stir until soft, about 3 minutes. Add chicken to pan and cook until brown on both sides. Stir in garlic and cook one additional minute. Add uncooked pasta, chicken broth, water and baby kale. Stir then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 22 minutes. Uncover and cook until almost all of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 additional minutes. Remove from heat, stir in cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Other one pot meals that you will love:
One Pot Creamy Salsa Verde and Lime Chicken Pasta
This post is sponsored by organicgirl. As always, all opinions are my own.
Good recipe but the lemon was a bit overwhelming. I will probably use half a lemon or less next time. Thanks!
Thanks for your feedback! You can definitely use less lemon as this recipe can be easily adapt to fit your taste.
This recipe was excellent, I had some kale to use and kale salad just doesn’t do it for me! I happened to have all the ingredients on a Sunday afternoon. I will definitely make this again.
Delicious! Also used spinach instead of kale and it turned out great. It filled in for the “different restaurant plate” now that we cannot go out due to the quarantine.
Phenomenal! I didn’t have baby kale but I had a bunch of spinach and arugula, my hubby requested I make it again soon!
Hi, Cathy! I’m so glad you loved it. You can definitely use any kind of leafy greens in this dish. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and feedback.