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Lemon Chicken Pasta with Asparagus Tips

Lemon Chicken Pasta with Asparagus Tips
Servings:
4
Total Time:
30 minutes

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare asparagus through step 1; set aside (5 minutes)
  • Prepare chicken through step 3 (20 minutes)
  • Complete asparagus; complete chicken and serve (5 minutes)

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Ingredients

1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
Large zip-top bag
1 lb chicken breast tenders
1/4 cup herb garlic butter
8 oz mostaccioli (or penne rigate) pasta
2 tablespoons capers
2 teaspoons chicken base
1 lemon, for juice
1/2 cup white wine (or chicken broth)
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Steps

  1. Bring water to boil for pasta. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place flour and seasoned salt in zip-top bag; shake to mix. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces and add to bag (wash hands). Seal bag tightly and shake to coat.
  2. Place garlic butter in sauté pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken (wash hands); reduce heat to medium and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until chicken is no longer pink. Stir pasta into boiling water; boil 6–8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until tender.
  3. Stir capers and chicken base into chicken; cook 2 minutes, stirring often, to blend flavors. Squeeze lemon for juice (2 tablespoons). Add lemon juice, wine, and cream to chicken. Reduce heat to low; cook 3–4 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated and chicken is 165°F.
  4. Drain pasta and stir into chicken mixture. Serve.

Asparagus Tips

Ingredients

1 lb fresh asparagus spears
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon herb garlic butter
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

Steps

  1. Cut asparagus into 2-inch pieces, removing tough root end. Place in microwave-safe bowl with water.
  2. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 4–5 minutes, stirring once, or until tender. Drain asparagus; stir in garlic butter and seasoned salt. Serve.

Aprons Advice

  • Complete your meal with fresh salad blend, Italian bread, and tiramisu for dessert.
  • To get more juice from your lemon, roll the lemon firmly 3 or 4 times against a countertop with the flat of your hand before slicing.

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Lemon Chicken Pasta

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 540kcal; FAT 20.00g; SAT FAT 11.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 115mg; SODIUM 970mg; CARB 51g; FIBER 3.00g; SUGARS 2g; PROTEIN 33g; CALC 4%; VIT A 15%; VIT C 8%; IRON 15%

Asparagus Tips

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 35kcal; FAT 2.50g; SAT FAT 2.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 10mg; SODIUM 200mg; CARB 2g; FIBER 1.00g; SUGARS 1g; PROTEIN 1g; CALC 2%; VIT A 15%; VIT C 8%; IRON 2%

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