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Chicken & Kale Linguine

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!

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


  • 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)


  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.