Sunday, March 20, 2011

Grilled Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta

I love lemon, so this recipe was a must-try for me. This recipe is from Pioneer Woman (LOVE her recipes). This dish has a very strong lemon flavor in both the chicken and the pasta, which is hard to find.
I discovered the amazing combination of lemon and basil! Smells and tastes wonderful!


4 whole Grilled Chicken Breasts, I used thin cuts
1/2 cup Olive oil
Juice of three lemons
Squirt of Dijon
A tiny bit of honey
A dash of salt

4 whole Grilled Chicken Breasts, Sliced 
1 pound Penne Pasta, Cooked Al Dente 
½ stick Butter 
3 whole Lemons, Juiced 
¾ cup Heavy Cream 
¼ cup Half-and-half 
1-½ cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese 
Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste 
20 whole Basil Leaves, Chopped
Marinate chicken overnight. I added some basil to the marinade in the morning, because it sounded tasty. Grill chicken, slice, and set aside (keeping warm).

Cook pasta, reserving 1 cup of hot pasta water when you drain. Set pasta aside in a colander.
In the same pot, melt butter over medium heat. Squeeze in the juice of 3 lemons. Whisk together. Pour in cream and half-and-half. Whisk until hot. Dump in cheese and mix until melted.

Add salt and pepper. Check consistency, adding some of the hot pasta water to loosen the sauce if needed.
Pour pasta and sauce into a large serving bowl.

Sprinkle basil all over the top, then add sliced chicken breasts. Serve immediately!


  1. Oh my goodness, that looks SO tasty! You've got me sold--I'm a new follower! Can't wait to make this recipe!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  2. I am so ready to break out the grill!

    This is PERFECT for my new weekly linky party - Foodie Friday! If you got a sec, please link up!

    Found you on Blue Cricket Design!

  3. I made this before and I'm going to make it again for dinner tomorrow night! Thanks for sharing! :]

  4. I have made this recipe and posted it on my blog. im planning on making again on thursday and was just googling for my blog to check the ingredient list and stumbled upon your blog. my blog is with my sisters (Mary), too... its called sisters running the kitchen ( what a coincidence!


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