Monday, April 29, 2013

Luscious Lemon Chicken Pasta

 Do you have a favorite Italian Restaurant that serves mouthwatering pasta dishes for exorbitant prices?  This pasta could easily be on their menu but making it at home is just as good and not expensive at all!  My only regret is that you can't taste this from the picture.  You know like the scratch and sniff stickers they used to have?  I wish you could smell and taste this because it is so full of flavor.  Let's get started!
 Round up the marinade ingredients:

1/2 cup oil (olive or vegetable)
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
Juice of one fresh squeezed lemon (1-2 Tblspn. bottled)
2 Tablespoons minced dried parsley
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 chicken breasts (20 oz) cut into 1" chunks

Mix marinade ingredients in a zip lock bag and then add chicken pieces.  Marinade in the refrigerator for 3 to 12 hours. 

 Prepare Sauce Ingredients in a small bowl:

2 Tablespoons oil (Olive or vegetable)
Zest from one large lemon ( make sure to use only the yellow part, the white
                                        part is very bitter)
Juice from 2 lemons (about 2 Tblspns. bottled)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (I used 2 Tblspns. dried)
salt and pepper to taste

Add 3/4 lb of angel hair pasta or linguine to boiling water and cook 7 to 10 minutes until done.   Add marinade and chicken pieces to a large skillet and cook on medium high until chicken is white and cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Drain cooked pasta and put in a large bowl.  Add lemon juice parsley mixture to pasta tossing gently until well blended. 

Add Chicken from skillet to pasta and toss till combined.  Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese.  Serve immediately.  Yield 6 servings

This recipe was adapted from a wonderful cook, Mel from Mel's Kitchen Cafe and you can visit her blog here.  This recipe was seen on Mandy's Recipe Box,Jam Hands,Make ahead Meals for Busy Moms,The Recipe Critic, Nap Time Creations,Pint Sized Baker,

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  1. This is a great recipe. When you look at the ingredients it doesn't look like anything special, but wow, it is amazing!

  2. It really is and don't forget the Parmesan Cheese at the end, it really makes it great!


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