Chicken & Kale Linguine

Published on May 4, 2015
Updated on Nov 27, 2018

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 TastyChicken & 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 TastyChicken & 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 TastyChicken & 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 TastyChicken & 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

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken & Kale Linguine
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 232 kcal
Author: Yvonne

This healthy Spring dinner of Chicken & Kale Linguine 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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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked linguine plus 1/4 c. pasta water reserved
  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c. chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 lb. chicken trimmed & cubed
  • Kale chopped
  • 1 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 tsp. black pepper divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 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.  

  2. Heat oil, chicken, garlic, and onion in a large skillet over medium heat; saute.

  3. 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.

  4.  Add pasta, drizzle with additional olive oil & toss to coat. Garnish with parmesan, if using. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

To add a citrus twist, squirt 1/2 lemon directly on to cooked dish.

Adapted from Cooking Light

Nutrition Facts
Chicken & Kale Linguine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 150mg7%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 65IU1%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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