Festive Lemon Pasta

Pat Duran


Made this for dinner today- I wanted to make some type of pasta to go with my baked chicken.It turned out great. Give it a try. We all loved it, you will too!

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25 Min


1 Hr 10 Min


Stove Top


1 c
pecans,chopped coarsely,roasted
1 Tbsp
olive oil
12 oz
pkg. frozen chopped 3 pepper and onion, use frozen
4 large
chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
1 lb
wide noodles
1/2 c
fresh parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 c
olive oil
1/4 c
lemon juice, fresh
2 tsp
lemon zest, grated
2 tsp
garlic paste
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/2 c
fresh italian parsley, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350^. Line an 8 inch square baking dish with no-stick foil. Place chicken pieces in dish. sprinkle with seasoned salt and garlic powder and a little pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.
While chicken is baking ,put the pecans in the oven to roast for 10 minutes. Remove pecans and set aside.
Put water on to cook pasta, when the water boils add the pasta and boil about 8 minutes, drain, saving 1/4 cup of pasta water.
Place the Tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; add the frozen vegetables and cook and stir once in awhile until tender; about 10 minutes.Turn off heat and let set. While veggies are cooking chop the parsley and set aside.
In a large bowl add the cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest. garlic paste and pepper . Stir well to blend.Add the pasta water and the cooked vegetables. Stir to combine to blend.
Add the pasta, nuts and parsley.Stir to combine. Remove cooked chicken from oven; if there is any broth with the chicken pieces add to the pasta. Mix in.
Serve pasta with the chicken..Enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta, Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy