One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Baby Kale

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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!

One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Baby Kale - an easy, creamy and delicious meal that the entire family will love!

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.

One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Baby Kale - an easy, creamy and delicious 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 - an easy, creamy and delicious meal that the entire family will love!

One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Baby Kale - an easy, creamy and delicious meal that the entire family will love!

One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Baby Kale

Yield: 4 large servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
 
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!
One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Baby Kale - an easy, creamy and delicious meal that the entire family will love!
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 637, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 120mg, Sodium: 842mg, Potassium: 760mg, Carbohydrates: 58g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 41g, Vitamin A: 640%, Vitamin C: 16.9%, Calcium: 204%, Iron: 1.8%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Baby Kale - an easy, creamy and delicious meal that the entire family will love!

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This post is sponsored by organicgirl. As always, all opinions are my own.

62 comments on “One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Baby Kale”

  1. Love the addition of the kale!

  2. This was my first one pot meal and I will definitely be making more like it! The pasta was cooked well and it was so easy! I will say, next time I make it I will probably cut the lemon juice to 1 Tablespoon as it was a bit too overpowering for my family’s taste. But I loved the creaminess and will definitely be trying more of your one pot meals! 🙂 thanks!

  3. This looks outstanding!! I’m making it this week for dinner! <3

  4. Very good recipe, thank you! Too much pasta for me, so next time I’ll cut back to maybe 1.5 cups. Will also need to stir the mix about halfway through the 22 minutes on the stove, as not all of the pasta was cooked thoroughly.

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