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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Garlic & Lemon Chicken Pasta


I tried another new dinner last night and as expected, it was a hit!  This has most definitely made it on the dinner rotation!!  I do watch how much pasta I eat so this is probably an every other week kind of meal.  For my personal serving, I loaded on the chicken, tomatoes, and spinach.    Give it a try and let me know what you think! 

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Garlic and Lemon Chicken Pasta

Ingredients:
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Garlic and Lemon Chicken Pasta
  •  1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut in to 1 inch cubes
  •  1 pound whole gain linguine 
  • 1 1/2 ups spinach (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups of grape tomatoes (quartered)
  • 1 cove garlic (minced)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • salt/pepper to taste 
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions:
  1. Bring pot of water to boil and cook pasta according to the package. 
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a medium skillet on medium heat. 
  3. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink.
  4. Add the tomatoes and spinach, stirring occasionally, on low heat.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, the juice of 1 lemon, garlic, salt, and pepper.  Set aside. 
  6. Drain pasta and combine with chicken/tomato/spinach mixture.  Top it with the lemon garlic sauce. Mix well.
  7. Serve and Enjoy!  
Serving Size:  I personally try to keep my pasta servings to 3/4-1 cup but like I mentioned above, I like to load my portion with the protein and veggies. 


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