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pine nut and chicken pasta

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Saw this recipe on a package of pine nuts and thought it sounded wonderful! I love pine nuts in just about anything! Photo:

★★★★★ 2
serves 2-3
prep time 20 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pine nut and chicken pasta

  • 4 oz
    spiral pasta
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 lb
    boneless skinless chicken breast strips
  • 1 c
    red bell peppers, thinly slivered
  • 1 c
    green bell peppers, thinly slivered
  • 2
    green onions, minced
  • 2 tsp
    fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c
    pine nuts
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice (or may use lime juice)
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make pine nut and chicken pasta

  • 1
    In a large pot, cook the pasta according to package directions.
  • 2
    In a skillet or wok, heat oil and saute chicken with bell pepper and onions for 3 minutes. Add ginger, garlic, and pine nuts. Saute 3 minutes more or until nuts are golden. Add soy and lemon or lime juice. Remove from heat.
  • 3
    Drain pasta well; do not rinse. Place pasta in a large bowl. Pour chicken mixture over pasta. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss well to coat with chicken mixture. Serve at once.
  • 4
    NOTE: This recipe makes 2 to 3 main dish servings. It can be doubled or tripled to serve more.