Husband Approved Lemon-Garlic Chicken Pasta

Husband Approved Lemon-Garlic Chicken Pasta

Occasionally, I just crave PASTA! But, I don’t like feeling like I ate a bag of bricks when I’m finished. So, here’s a healthy, light recipe that will keep you feeling fit & happy when you’re done! Bonus – you can modify to meet the 21 Day Fix guidelines!

Ingredients: 

3-4 Chicken Breasts cut into 1″ cubes

16 oz linguini (1 box) (whole grain for 21 Day Fix)

1 cup flat parsley

1.5 cups grape tomatoes (quartered)

2 cloves garlic

5 tblspoons olive oil

2 lemons (juiced)

salt/pepper to taste

grated parmesan cheese (optional)

 

Instructions (Stove top & dressing)

  1. Start water for pasta
  2. Put 1tblsp olive oil in a large sauté pan on medium heat
  3. Once heated, add all of the (cubed) chicken and cook until browned on all sides.
  4. Add the (quartered) tomatoes and chopped parsley and set aside on low heat – stirring occasionally.

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Sauce-

  1. Mix 4 tblsp olive oil and juice of two lemons into a bowl
  2. Grate two cloves of garlic into mixture
  3. Add salt & pepper to taste
  4. Whisk, and you’re done!

Now, put it together!

  1. Drain the pasta and add the chicken to the pasta pot.
  2. Add the lemon-garlic sauce.
  3. Mix for full coverage – serve it up!
  4. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese as desired.

Enjoy! And be sure to let me know if you try it, or modify it! Perhaps you’ll substitute chicken with tofu if you’re a vegetarian! If you’re following the 21 Day Fix plan make sure to serve up 1 yellow serving, (whole grain pasta), One green serving  (tomatoes), one red serving (chicken) and one (or .5) blue (parmesan cheese!)  The dressing is free! GO GIRL!

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Posted on

August 28, 2017

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