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Lemon Chicken Pasta

 
Hi, this is Lindsay from “Our Family Treat.”  This lemon chicken pasta dish is one of our favorites! The flavors are so fresh. I just love anything with lemon!  
 
 
 

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Lemon Chicken Pasta

 
 

Lemon Chicken Pasta

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Prep Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 1 recipe

Ingredients

For the Pasta

  • 1 box of any type of pasta
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • lemon zest
  • Juice from one lemon
  • ½ cup green onion-chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley-chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • about 3/4 cup of Parmesan cheese

For the Marinade:

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 chicken breasts

Instructions

  • Marinate chicken in zip lock baggie for at least 3 hours. I always like to just pull my chicken out in the morning, mix it with the marinade and let it sit all day.
  • While cooking your favorite type of pasta, grill up the chicken, and then chop it up.
  • Drain pasta, add olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, green onion, salt and pepper, chicken and Parmesan.
  • Mix and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 recipe)
Calories 4038
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 57.6mg19%
Carbohydrates 370g123%
Fiber 19.4g81%
Sugar 25.5g28%
Protein 94g188%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 
 

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  • Sounds like a wonderful dinner to me!

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  • That looks yummy. My husband is not a huge lemon fan, but I might be able to sneak this on in. I'll have to try it. =)

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