Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Grilled Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta

Grilled Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta

Last night, I didn't have anything planned and I needed a quick easy recipe that I had the ingredients for. I came upon this one while I was searching pinterest. God, I love that site. It's my go to place for recipes and crafts. I love to see pictures of what I am going to make before I spend time making it.

Here is the recipe, courtesy of The Pioneer Woman.

Grilled Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta

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  • 4 whole Grilled Chicken Breasts, Sliced
  • 1 pound Penne Pasta, Cooked Until Al Dente
  • 1/2 stick Butter
  • 3 whole Lemons, Juiced
  • 3/4 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 cup Half-and-half
  • 1-1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese (or Romano)
  •  Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
  • 20 whole Basil Leaves, Chopped

Preparation Instructions

Cook pasta, reserving 1 cup of hot pasta water when you drain. Set pasta aside in a colander.
In the same pot, melt butter over medium heat. Squeeze in the juice of 3 to 4 lemons. Whisk together. Pour in cream and half-and-heat. Whisk until hot. Dump in cheese and whisk until melted. Add salt and pepper. Check consistency, adding some of the hot pasta water to loosen the sauce if needed.
Pour pasta and sauce into a large serving bowl. Sprinkle remaining basil all over the top, then add sliced chicken breasts. Serve immediately!

I did however, substitute some things in the recipe. For the half and half, I used skim milk instead. 3 lemons is a bit much, at least for me and I happened to only use three lemons, but I doubled the recipe and the lemon taste was still pretty strong. And because I didn't have fresh basil, I used dried, which worked out just fine.
The dish tasted wonderful and teenagers like it, which was amazing in itself.
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