Monday, December 8, 2008

Lemon Chicken with Pasta

We love Citrus in our family and we had several lemons to use up, so we decided to make a nice Lemon Chicken over Linguini Noodles.

It was delicious and fresh tasting from the lemon!

1 box Linguini Noodles
1 lemon, juiced (you can use the zest for extra taste and decoration, zest before juicing)
2 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1 package of Fettuchini Sauce (we like Knorr brand)
salt and pepper to taste
nutmeg, just a shake or two

Place a large pot of water on the stove to boil, add a generous amount of salt.

In a non stick saucepan, add 1 tsp olive oil, and sautee the chunks of chicken until lightly browned and cooked thru. Remove from pan and set aside.

In the same saucepan as you cooked the chicken, prepare the Fettuchini sauce as directed. I added a bit of white wine and some lemon juice. The sauce will be a bit thin from adding the extra liquid.

Add your Cheese and stir the sauce until it thickens up, taste for seasonings and add as needed, add your nutmeg. Add your chicken back in, along with any juices rendered.

When the sauce is ready, pour your cooked and drained pasta in, saving back a bit of pasta water to thin the sauce with if needed.

Mix the past sauce and the pasta well and serve.

Add a bit of additional Parmesan on top and lemon zest if desired


Heather said...

ohhh that looks good! i love lemon with citrus and pasta, too.

have you ever had a lemon stick? you know where you cut the lemon in half and then stick a soft peppermint stick (like king leo) in it, like a straw, to suck out the juice. the stick gets all mooshy and melty, and flavors the lemon juice. ohhhh soooo goood. i'm gonna post about it later this week, even though there's not much of a recipe to share :) mmmmmm. i'm drooling now.

Raquel said...

That. Sounds. Fantastic.!!!! I love citrus, although I think my guys would not think it was anything to write home about. Looks fab! Much love, Raquel XO

Debbie said...

Sounds simple and delicious!

Pam said...

A delicious dinner - how come I wasn't invited? ;-) Can't beat a big bowl of creamy pasta.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh it's that nutmeg that we're sure gives this a little ooomph! Nice flavor combinations!

MaryBeth said...

Yumm, this sounds really good.

gaga said...

We love citrus over here too. This looks great. I've bookmarked to try in the future!

Anonymous said...

This looks yummy! I will plan on making it sometime soon. Don't know how Dad will like the citrus flavor, but know I will.

test it comm said...

I really like lemon as well and this sounds like a really nice way to enjoy it.

Jan said...

Simple and delish, this is my kind of dinner. Great job, Cheryl.

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