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 2 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
Keyword: creamy chicken pasta with kale, one pot
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