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Lemon Chicken with Pasta Recipe
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Lemon Chicken with Pasta Recipe

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Karen Hall adds chicken to a few pantry staples in South Hamilton, Massachusetts…and she has a wonderful warm entree in minutes. Guests always ask for the recipe, but her friends and “pasta-hating husband” just ask for seconds!
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 6 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

428 calories: 1 each, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 652mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat 2 fat.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large resealable plastic bag, combine the bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute chicken in 4 teaspoons oil until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, cook onion in remaining oil over medium heat until tender. Sprinkle with flour; stir until blended. Gradually stir in broth and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Drain pasta; toss with lemon sauce. Serve with chicken; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Chicken with Pasta in Light & Tasty April/May 2007, p50

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.


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Cahira
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"One of my favorites, simple flavors and the lemon is just right, not too overpowering. Definite comfort food."

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holdosh01
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"This was so good but I made the following changes. I used crushed crackers for the breadcrumbs (I was out of them) and also added onion powder to the coating. I doubled the recipe and used the juice of one lemon and extra chicken broth to make up for the liquid. Next time I would zest the lemon as well. I also made broccoli and added it to the dish. Also, I would reduce the amount of flour a bit, had to add extra broth to get the desired consistency."

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jenstrm
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"This is an excellent and quick dinner. I leave off the Parmesan - it doesn't need it."

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cwainwright
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"This is a favorite of the whole family. I love that it is so easy, healthy and loved by my picky eaters."

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Sascha18
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2010

"This recipe was not a favorite of mine. The lemon flavor was way to over powering for me. I will not be making this again."

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cookinNC
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2009

"We love this easy main dish. It has a great lemon flavor to go with the chicken. MMMMMM!"

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