Thursday, July 16, 2015

Garlic Lemon Chicken Pasta

I have started on new journey in my life to help take care of myself.  It is called the 21 Day Fix, which has a home workout DVD program and a nutrition plan.  It has simple exercises that last only 30 minutes a day for 21 days and revolutionary simple portion control.  I have only been consistently doing this for 2 weeks, but I am feeling so much better.  As I am doing this program, I spend a lot of time searching for new recipes to try.  I thought it would be a great idea to share them with you.  This recipe I found on "The Simply Anchored Blog." I hope you enjoy!

Lemon Garlic Chicken Pasta
3-4 Chicken breast cut into 1" cubes
12 oz gluten free spaghetti or 8 oz linguine
2 tbsp parsley 
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes (halved)
1 clove garlic (grated)
3 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup Lemon juice
salt/pepper to taste
grated parmesan cheese (optional)

How To Make:
Start water for pasta.  Put 1tbsp of olive oil in a large sauté pan on medium heat.  Once heated, add all of the chicken and cook until browned on all sides.  Add the tomatoes and parsley and set aside on low heat - stirring occasionally. 

Sauce/Dressing:  Mix 2 tbsp of olive oil and 1/4 cup lemon juice into a dish.  Grate one clove of garlic.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Whisk and set aside.

Drain pasta and add it to the chicken pan.  Add the lemon-garlic sauce.  Mix all together and enjoy!  

You can add parmesan, if you would like.

21 Day Fix (Serving: 1 Cup)- 1 yellow, 1/2 red. 1/4 green, and 2 tsp