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Lemon Kale Chicken Whole Wheat Pasta Recipe


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How To Make Lemon Kale Chicken Whole Wheat Pasta

This tender and rich whole wheat pasta is made with juicy chicken, earthy kale, tangy lemon zest and juice, for a richer and healthier meal!

Preparation: 1 minute
Cooking: 7 minutes
Total: 8 minutes



  • 4ozwhole wheat spaghetti
  • 1chicken breast,boneless, skinless, cubed
  • 5tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes
  • 2cupscurly kale,chopped, ribs removed
  • 1lemon zest
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper,to taste


  1. Boil the salted water, then cook the pasta for 1 minute, less than the time indicated on the package. When the pasta is finished cooking, reserve ¼ cup of the pasta water.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a cast-iron skillet.

  3. Season the cubed chicken with salt and pepper, add it to the skillet, then brown it on each side for about 2 to 4 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove from the skillet and reserve.

  4. Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil in the skillet, and add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook for about 1 minute, until fragrant.

  5. Add kale, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and the reserved pasta water. Cook for about 3 minutes, until the kale is tender.

  6. Add the cooked chicken and pasta, then stir to coat evenly.

  7. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 664.00kcal
  • Fat: 42.82g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.15g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 28.07g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.65g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.89g
  • Fiber: 1.49g
  • Sugar: 0.88g
  • Protein: 27.50g
  • Cholesterol: 55.68mg
  • Sodium: 490.21mg
  • Calcium: 73.61mg
  • Potassium: 431.95mg
  • Iron: 3.30mg
  • Vitamin A: 102.51µg
  • Vitamin C: 30.86mg
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