First and foremost, I must confess how I came to know about this delicious dish. This is (unfortunately) not one of my own creations, but it sure is delicious and EASY and you know that’s what I’m all about.
Many, many One Tree Hill years ago I used to get together with a girlfriend of mine each week so we could watch together (hey @idkmybffjes !!). On one of the week that we watched at her place she made this for us for dinner, and I loved it so much that I stole it from her and surprised everyone with it at our weekly recipe club (the event when she realized I stole her recipe LOL… we have a laugh about it don’t worry.) This dish is awesome because it’s easy, it’s healthy, it’s delicious and the leftovers are great for lunch the next day. Can you really ask for anything more?
Without further ado, lemme give you the recipe…
- 1 4-6 oz chicken breast per person, cut in to bite size pieces
- 2 oz penne or farfalle pasta per person (I personally love the Barilla ProteinPLUS)
- 3 tbsp EVOO
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- red pepper flakes
- salt & pepper to taste
- Juice from 1/2 fresh lemon
Heat 2- 2 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cooking for the recommended time. Season with salt and pepper, and cook the chicken until done in a medium to large skillet. Combine the cooked pasta with the cooked chicken in a large bowl. In a small skillet, heat the EVOO on medium heat. It’s crucial you don’t overheat the oil because if you do, when you add the garlic you will have a sizzling mess on your hands. Once the EVOO is heated, add the garlic and red pepper flakes, cooking until the garlic begins to brown. Pour the EVOO “sauce” over the pasta/chicken mixture. Squeeze the lemon juice in to the bowl, and toss to combine. Easy peasy!