Jun 12, 2009

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Pasta is an easy dish to make especially on these hot days. Luckily, it is just as filling and satisfactory as the meals that take hours to cook. The combination of lemon and chicken broth bedazzles this dish. Not only is this flavorsome but it is also healthy.

2 cups dried rotini
4-5 chicken bread, skinless and boneless, cubed
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 shallots, diced
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 cup water
3 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons parsley
Parmesan cheese, optional

1. Cook pasta according to bag directions. Set aside. In a small saucepan add peas and 1 cup water, bring to boil then reduce to low, cook 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, add chicken cubes, flour, salt and pepper, mix well. In a sauté pan on medium heat, add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add chicken and allow cooking until no longer pink inside. Remove chicken from pan and set aside. Reduce heat to low medium. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic and shallots. Cook for 1 minute. Carefully add chicken broth and lemon juice. Cook uncovered for 2 minutes. Add chicken, peas and parsley, allow to heat though.

3. Toss pasta with chicken mixture. Sprinkle Parmesan on top.

4 fabulous comments:

haleysuzanne said...

Another great recipe! This is another one that's got some of my favorite flavors in it. Can't wait to try it!

aquadaze said...

this sounds so easy to make...BTW you might want to share this with presto pasta nights.

meeso said...

Wow, great pasta... filling and healthy with added chicken!

The Food Hunter said...

love lemon pasta and chicken makes it even better.