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Lemony Chicken Asparagus with Bow Ties Recipe

Lemony Chicken Asparagus with Bow Ties Recipe

With plenty of lemon flavor and fresh asparagus, this chicken entree really shouts, Spring! Guests are always intrigued by the lovely lemon cream.—Helen McGibbon, Downers Grove, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large skillet, saute chicken in butter until juices run clear. Remove with a slotted spoon. Reduce heat to medium; add the asparagus, broth and lemon juice. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  • 2. Stir in the cream, onions, parsley, lemon peel, salt and pepper. Return chicken to the pan; heat through. Drain pasta; add to the skillet. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 417 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 455 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.