Chicken & Kale Linguine

Chicken & Kale Linguine // This healthy Spring dinner is perfect for the warm nights ahead. It's a light and refreshing variation of linguine that's bright in flavor and bright in nutrients! Made without any butter or cream, a great way to lighten up your meal! | Tried and Tasty

Chicken & Kale Linguine // This healthy Spring dinner is perfect for the warm nights ahead. It's a light and refreshing variation of linguine that's bright in flavor and bright in nutrients! Made without any butter or cream, a great way to lighten up your meal! | Tried and TastyIt’s Spring, and starting to feel really close to summer! With the warm months creeping ahead, I don’t know about you.. but I’m starting to think about that ‘bikini bod’ that I know we all want. Heaven knows you won’t catch me dead in a bikini, but if I had my way, you certainly would find me on the next sailing of a Royal Caribbean cruise {I may have a slight obsession with cruising}. But first things first, I gotta get in to shape again. In order to do that, it’s all about healthy meal ideas. This Chicken & Kale Linguine is perfect. Made without any butter or cream, it’s the ‘lighter side’ without skimping on taste! Plus, with the added health benefits in the organic linguine (I couldn’t find a whole wheat or whole grain), kale, and beans. 

I love the bright vibrance that the kale brings to this dish, and paired with a slice of sourdough, you’ll be set any night of the week. Best part about it? You can whip this together in 30 minutes. Can I get a wahoo? To recap: this is healthy AND quick and easy. You’re welcome. Amp up the flavor with a squirt of freshly squeezed lemon juice and even through in a handful of sliced cherry tomatoes if you’ve got them. Add even more flavor and color. We all know how much I LOVE a colorful meal! Enjoy!

Chicken & Kale Linguine // This healthy Spring dinner is perfect for the warm nights ahead. It's a light and refreshing variation of linguine that's bright in flavor and bright in nutrients! Made without any butter or cream, a great way to lighten up your meal! | Tried and Tasty

Chicken & Kale Linguine // This healthy Spring dinner is perfect for the warm nights ahead. It's a light and refreshing variation of linguine that's bright in flavor and bright in nutrients! Made without any butter or cream, a great way to lighten up your meal! | Tried and Tasty

Chicken & Kale Linguine // This healthy Spring dinner is perfect for the warm nights ahead. It's a light and refreshing variation of linguine that's bright in flavor and bright in nutrients! Made without any butter or cream, a great way to lighten up your meal! | Tried and Tasty

Chicken & Kale Linguine // This healthy Spring dinner is perfect for the warm nights ahead. It's a light and refreshing variation of linguine that's bright in flavor and bright in nutrients! Made without any butter or cream, a great way to lighten up your meal! | Tried and Tasty

Chicken & Kale Linguine // This healthy Spring dinner is perfect for the warm nights ahead. It's a light and refreshing variation of linguine that's bright in flavor and bright in nutrients! Made without any butter or cream, a great way to lighten up your meal! | Tried and Tasty

Chicken & Kale Linguine // This healthy Spring dinner is perfect for the warm nights ahead. It's a light and refreshing variation of linguine that's bright in flavor and bright in nutrients! Made without any butter or cream, a great way to lighten up your meal! | Tried and TastyItems used in this post:

Chicken & Kale Linguine

Serves 10
This healthy Spring dinner is perfect for the warm nights ahead. It's a light and refreshing variation of linguine that's bright in flavor and bright in nutrients! Made without any butter or cream, a great way to lighten up your meal!
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336 calories
25 g
56 g
14 g
27 g
5 g
139 g
654 g
1 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
139g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336
Calories from Fat 122
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
21%
Saturated Fat 5g
27%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 56mg
19%
Sodium 654mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates 25g
8%
Dietary Fiber 2g
10%
Sugars 1g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
30%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 8 ounces uncooked linguine, plus 1/4 c. pasta water reserved
  2. 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1/4 c. chopped fresh garlic
  4. 1/2 onion, chopped
  5. 1 lb. chicken, trimmed & cubed
  6. Kale, chopped
  7. 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, rinsed and drained
  8. 3/4 tsp. black pepper, divided
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. Shaved parmesan, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water. Heat oil, chicken, garlic, and onion in a large skillet over medium heat; saute. Once onion is translucent, add 1/2 c. water, beans and kale; cover and cook 5 minutes or until kale is tender, stirring occasionally.Season with pepper and salt; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Add pasta, drizzle with additional olive oil & toss to coat. Garnish with parmesan, if using. Serve immediately.
Notes
  1. To add a citrus twist, squirt 1/2 lemon directly on to cooked dish.
Adapted from Cooking Light
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calories
336
fat
14g
protein
27g
carbs
25g
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