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Grilled Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta

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A scrumptious creamy lemon pasta flavored with basil and served with grilled chicken. Delish!

Ingredients

  • 4 whole Grilled Chicken Breasts, Sliced
  • 1 pound Penne Pasta, Cooked Until Al Dente
  • ½ sticks Butter
  • 3 whole Lemons, Juiced
  • ¾ cups Heavy Cream
  • ¼ cups Half-and-half
  • 1-½ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese (or Romano)
  • Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
  • 20 whole Basil Leaves, Chopped

Preparation

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 to 4 lemons. Whisk together. Pour in cream and half-and-heat. Whisk until hot. Dump in cheese and whisk 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 remaining basil all over the top, then add sliced chicken breasts. Serve immediately!

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D. Marie on 11.8.2010

Yum, yum, YUM! My husband cooked this for us last night and JEEZ it was good. So good I had it again today for lunch. I love this site. No more wondering what’s for dinner!

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kdebski on 7.31.2010

Ree…all I can say is WOW!!!!! This was SUPER yummy!!! I fed three hungry men off this recipe and was able to save only a little for lunch. Quick, easy and fantastic for last minute company on a Friday night. Thanks again Ree!

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loosepurls on 7.26.2010

I made this last night with shrimp and thought it was absolutely fabulous!

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lanigirl on 7.23.2010

made this tonight for dinner and it was SOOO good! I only used 3 lemons and definitely needed the entire cup of left over pasta water to smooth things out at the end. The ingredients compliment each other perfectly and nothing is overpowering. It’s light, lemony, and delish! Great Summer dish! Thanks Ree!

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K-Dub on 7.7.2014

What a fantastic recipe for summer. The sauce for the pasta is light and delicious! Can’t wait to make it again!

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Louise on 11.2.2012

This is my go to recipe for summer pasta dinner, I love to add more basil and lemon. Delicious!

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Jennifer on 4.5.2012

We made this tonight and everyone in the house loved it. We made it with grilled shrimp instead of chicken and we also added some minced garlic. Perfect!

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kat on 12.10.2011

so delicious! i love how easy and quick it was. and the hint of lemon was perfect!

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Katy on 9.28.2011

Simple and delicious! Very easy. Served it with crusty bread and a salad for my husband and his brother – they both thought it was very good.

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