Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Lemony Angel Hair Pasta with a Twist

I've got a GREAT recipe to share with you!  No, I didn't create it on my own. In fact, I got it from the June edition of the Clean Eating Magazine!  It was delicious and even the hubby approved!  Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Lemon Angle Hair Pasta, Healthy Pasta Recipes, Clean Eating, Meal Planning
Lemon Angle Hair Pasta

Ingredients (serves 4)
  •  4 oz whole grain angel hair pasta
  • 12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into strips
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 bunch of asparagus (trimmed)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp cold organic unsalted butter

1. Cook pasta according to box.  Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid before draining.
2. While pasta is cooking season chicken with salt and pepper (if desired).  In a large skillet heat oil on medium heat. Add chicken, and cook for about 4-6 minutes.
3. Once pasta is drained, stir pasta, broth, lemon juice, and butter in skillet.  Bring to a simmer.
4. Add asparagus and cook, stirring, until asparagus is tender-crisp and chicken is no longer pink inside. 
5. Stir in 1/4 cup mint and enough of the reserved cooking liquid to make a thin sauce. 
6. Sprinkle in remaining 1/4 cup mint. 
7. Serve immediately. 


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