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    Lemon Pesto Pasta

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    35 mins

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    25 mins

    KandB's Note:

    Easy and light tasting 1 pan pasta dinner

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    1. 1
      Pan cook three chicken breasts. While doing that bring water to boil and cook pasta for 9-10 minutes. When pasta has about 3 minutes left, toss in broccoli.
    2. 2
      Drain off pasta and broccoli and place in bowl; cut chicken into bit size pieces and toss into bowl with pasta.
    3. 3
      Pour olive oil, basil pesto and juice of one lemon into bowl and stir until pasta is coated thoroughly. Sprinkle fresh grated Parmesan cheese over top and serve.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 19, 2011


      A friend from California brought me a dozen Meyer lemons (can't get them where I live), so I went looking for recipes to use them in. Had to futz with this one a bit to make it for two people: one chicken breast, half a box of angel hair pasta (our supermarket doesn't carry cappelletti), one bunch of broccoli (more than called for) and the full amount of sauce/cheese. Took the suggestion about cooking the chicken in garlic as well as butter. Delicious! Will be making this again soon, I'm sure -- as long as the lemons last!

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    • on January 27, 2011


      Fabulous -- especially if you cook the chicken in butter & garlic salt, and make a little pan sauce for it. I used way more brocolli, about 1/2 cup pesto sauce, and whole wheat pasta. DO NOT skip the lemon olive oil (if you can find it) or the Meyer lemon; they make this dish distinctive. YUM!

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Pesto Pasta

    Serving Size: 1 (89 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 254.5
    Calories from Fat 164
    Total Fat 18.3 g
    Saturated Fat 4.6 g
    Cholesterol 53.7 mg
    Sodium 179.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 0.4 g
    Protein 19.5 g

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    cappelletti pasta

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