Chicken and Kale Casserole #Recipe

I made this last night with the intentions NOT to cook any more dinners this week. ::happy-dance:: I’m really into Kale lately. It seems to be the “new spinach” a trendy veggie!
Kale is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, and potassium. It is also a good source of vitamin B6 and copper. Kale also contains folic acid, calcium and iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and zinc.
Chicken and Kale Casserole
  1. coarse salt and ground pepper
  2. 3/4 pound large pasta shells
  3. 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  4. 1 large yellow onion, diced medium
  5. 3 garlic cloves, minced
  6. 2 bunches kale (1 1/2 pounds), tough stems and ribs removed, leaves coarsely chopped
  7. 2 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken (from 1 rotisserie chicken)
  8. 1 contain (48 ounces) part-skim ricotta
  9. 3 tbsp finely grated lemon zest (from 2 lemons)
  10. 3/4 cup Parmesan grated (2 1/4 ounces)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain; return to pot. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high. Add onion and garlic; cook until onion is beginning to soften, 4 minutes. Add kale, cover, and cook until almost tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to pot with pasta.
  • Stir in chicken, ricotta, lemon zest, and 1/2 cup Parmesan; season with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to a 9-by-13 inch baking dish; top with 1/4 cup Parmesan. Bake until top is golden, 30 minutes. 


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About Candice

Candice is a mom of three under 5. Originally from the smallest state of Rhode Island, now living in Connecticut. From working gal to stay-at-home mom, she is walking the path of the Modern Mom.


  1. I love chicken casserole but have never had Kale. I think I'm going to try this, especially since it has all the health benefits that you mentioned. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I've never had kale before. I am going to have to try it soon. This sounds like a yummy recipe. Thank you for sharing! I am visiting from Thirsty Thursday!

  3. I have never had Kale before either. Looks look divine!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Following you from the blog hop. This looks delicious! I haven't used kale either in my cooking but now I want to.

  5. Yummy! Looks great. I want to make it now for my family. I'm always looking for new meals to make.

  6. ooo looks yummy. must try this sometime 😀

  7. Oh my gosh it looks delicious! And kale is so good for you!! Thanks for sharing and thanks so much for linking up to Make Yourself Monday!

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  8. This recipe did not go over well with my family. They felt the lemon was too overpowering and it was way too thick. Something seemed to be missing.

  9. This looks like a great recipe! I am an editor for a casserole recipes web site and I linked to this recipe in a blog post


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