Snack Like a Southerner: One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Baby Kale

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Ingredients:

1 pound chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup water
3 heaping cups baby kale 
4 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons freshly squeeze lemon juice
zest from one lemon

Step One:
"Season chicken with salt and pepper; set aside."

Step Two:
"In a 12" pan or skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and stir until soft, about 3 minutes."

Step Three:
"Add chicken to pan and cook until brown on both sides. Stir in garlic and cook one additional minute."

Step Four:
"Add uncooked pasta, chicken broth, water and baby kale. Stir then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 22 minutes."

Step Five:
"Uncover and cook until almost all of the liquid is absorbed, about 5 additional minutes. Remove from heat, stir in cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir until cheese is melted. Serve immediately."

Step Six:
Enjoy!

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