Lemon pepper chicken farfalle

You will need:

  • 1 package of Trader Joes Lemon Pepper Farfalle OR your favorite noodles
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 2 cups asiago cheese, grated
  • 1/2 pint heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon TS garlic garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • zest of half a lemon
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite lemon pepper seasoning OR 1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper

In a medium saucepan on medium heat, whisk togehter heavy cream and butter. Add sea salt, garlic garlic, and cilantro-heat for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add lemon zest.

Meanwhile place shredded chicken in a bowl and sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning or pepper. Squeeze the juice from half of a lemon over the chicken. Let it sit.

In a greased baking dish layer uncooked noodles and chicken.

Pour sauce mixture over the chicken. Pour whole milk over the sauce. Sprinkle generously with asiago cheese.

Bake at 350° for 50 minutes.

I am so proud of this one you guys! This was one of those “oh my goodness it’s 4 o’clock and I have nothing planned for supper” kind of meals. I dug through the fridge and found the fresh cilantro we had from the farmers market, found the farfalle from our last trip to Trader Joe’s in the pantry, and quick picked up a rotisserie chicken from the store. I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out (mixing the strong flavor of fresh cilantro with the crisp lemon pepper) but it was so yummy! My husband told me it was the best thing I have ever made and I could open up a restaurant with this pasta dish! It is so simple to make too!

Thanks for reading!

 

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Garlic lemon mostaccioli

You will need:

  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes, diced (we used Muir Glen)
  • juice of one lemon
  • zest of one lemon
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • olive oil
  • mostaccioli noodles, cooked

In a large pan, on medium heat, sauté garlic in about a tablespoon of olive oil. Heat for about 10 minutes to bring out the flavor, then add onions. After another 10 minutes, or when onions become translucent, add lemon zest & juice. Continue heating for yet another 10 minutes. Then add can of tomatoes. Turn heat to low and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Serve over prepared mostaccioli noodles, sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

*something to keep in mind: there is no hiding the lemon flavor in this recipe it is very strong. If you do not like a lemon-y flavor you should either skip the lemon all together, or use half of what the recipe calls for.

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Lemon pepper chicken over rice

chicken

You will need:

  • 4 thawed chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 lemon
  • pepper
  • garlic powder or TS garlic garlic
  • your favorite rice

Place 4 chicken breasts in a 9 by 11 baking dish. Pour lemon juice over chicken. Season chicken breasts with as much pepper and garlic powder as you would like. If you are using TS garlic garlic, use about 1 tablespoon. Slice the lemon and place a slice on each chicken breast. Cover and let marinade in fridge for at least 4 hours.

Bake at 350° for 50 minutes. Serve over rice.

Easy easy easy! This is a favorite in our house. Pairs perfectly with steamed broccoli for a healthy meal.

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