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Garlic Chicken and Kale Spaghetti
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Garlic Chicken & Kale Spaghetti

This easy Garlic Chicken & Kale Spaghetti is packed with flavor, healthy protein, and veggies plus is ready in about 30 minutes. Perfect for weeknight meals at home.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Chicken Kale Spaghetti
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 559kcal
Author Lauren Brennan

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped baby kale**
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon paste
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 lb whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese plus more for garnish

Instructions

  • Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Cook pasta to al dente.
  • While pasta is cooking, make the sauce. Heat butter and olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add in garlic and chopped baby kale until fragrant and tender, 2 minutes. Sprinkle in flour. Stir and cook 1 minute. Whisk in milk to prevent lumps and reduce heat to medium low.
  • Incorporate bouillon, basil, thyme, oregano, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Add in cooked, shredded chicken, artichoke hearts and parmesan cheese.
  • Heat 3 minutes or so until sauce starts to thicken and chicken is heated through. Toss with hot pasta to coat, top with more cheese if desired and serve.

Notes

**I've seen baby kale and spinach mixes at the grocery store that would work well in this recipe if you can't find just plain baby kale!

Nutrition

Calories: 559kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 823mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4711IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 3mg