Italian Chicken Sausage and Kale Pasta

This is an easy and delicious meal that’s perfect to make when kale is in season. I love the versatility of this nutritional powerhouse, and wilted greens with pasta is one of my favorite combinations. Enjoy this spring pasta dish with an Italian sparkling water or your favorite vino with Italian music playing in the background.

8 ounces whole wheat orzo pasta
2 teaspoons olive oil
½ pound Italian chicken sausage
1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped
1 teaspoon oregano
Pinch of salt and pepper
1 cup chicken broth
¼ cup sliced green olives
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1½  tablespoon lemon juice
Feta cheese, crumbled


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside. 
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned. Add kale, oregano, salt and pepper, and sauté until kale is tender and wilted.
  3. Add pasta, chicken broth, olives, lemon zest, lemon juice and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve with feta cheese.