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Meal Monday: Lemon Chicken Pasta

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Ahhh Monday, we meet again.  I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!  It was just Nick and I this year in Chicago and it was a beautiful day.  We did church, Nick made breakfast, we went for two! walks, watched an unfortunate Red Wings playoff game and had a delicious dinner of pizza and brownies.  It's an Easter miracle I survived without cheese for a full 40 days!

One happy girl

Now that Easter is behind us and the weather is finally warming up, it's time for simpler, lighter meals.  This lemon chicken pasta was one of those dinners that I just kind of threw together with ingredients I had in my house and hoped it would be edible.  Turns out not only was it edible, but it was really good!  Make enough for two meals because Nick and I both thought this pasta was even better the second day after the flavors had really soaked into the noodles!

Shopping List
1 lb pasta - I used rotini
1 lb cooked, shredded chicken
1 8.5 oz can of peas, drained
1/2 chopped onion
1 cup chicken broth
1 lemon squeezed for the juice
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Red pepper flakes and Parmesan cheese to taste

Directions
1) Boil a pot of water and cook noodles according to the package.

2) Meanwhile, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large frying pan.

3) Add your shredded chicken, chopped onion and salt and pepper to the pan and fry until onions are translucent.

4) Stir in your chicken stock, lemon juice and drained peas.  Heat through.

5) Once noodles are finished cooking, drain and stir into your mixture in the frying pan.

Serve on individual plates and top with Parmesan cheese and, if you want an extra kick, red pepper flakes.  Enjoy!

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31 comments

  1. Well deserved cheesy pizza for you!! I love pasta that isn't soaked in sauce - so light and fresh!! Happy Monday!

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  2. that pasta looks delish and you look sooo happy with your cheese pizza!! ;)

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  3. Love the picture with the cheese pizza! This pasta looks like something I would love! I love the idea of using shredded chicken in it + you know I love the peas :) haha

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  4. wow, everything looks fantastic- i'm hungry now :-D
    kisses to you!
    Maren Anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  5. I'm beyond impressed by your cheese sobriety, well done!

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  6. Glad you had a beautiful Easter! YUM! Get you your cheese girlie!!!

    xoxo

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  7. Yummy! This just may be dinner for tonight!

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  8. that meal looks amazing and I need to make it, like tonight. and yay for cheese pizza - my fave! is that papa johns? even better ;)

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  9. This recipe sounds delish. And great job of no cheese! That would be so hard!

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  10. I think lemon and pasta (and chicken) go so well together! Hope you're enjoying so much cheese right now!!

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  11. This recipe is right up my alley! Pasta + chicken + lemon, can't go wrong!

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  12. Loooooove lemon chicken and that pic of you with your prize pizza is fantastic! :)

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  13. I really can't decide which meal looks better! :P I will definitely be trying the pasta (sans chicken ;))!

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  14. Glad you guys had a great Easter!

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  15. Love that you got that cheese girl!! haha Such a pretty pic of you as well!!

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  16. Golly... I sure do love cheese - that would've been SO hard to give up!!!! But you obvi rocked at it!!!

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  17. You live in the home of deep dish pizza and you got papa johns? ;) jjk! Glad you could have your cheese again, I bet you savored every last bite!

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  18. I sat down this morning and have my list for meal planning. I was totally channeling you! Ummm 40 days without cheese??? I am so proud of you that is quite an accomplishment!!!

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  19. forty days without cheese....girl you are my hero! Although I don't think I could EVER do that!!

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  20. Did you eat the whole pizza? :) I couldn't go without cheese... no way... Good for you for making it!

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  21. Yeah, girl! Major props to you for making it the full 40 days without cheese - I don't know how you did it. So yay for pizza! And, as usual, this recipe looks amazing. Can't wait to give it a try.

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  22. That pasta looks delish, thanks for the recipe!

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  23. So glad you finally had cheese!:) sounds like y'all had a wonderful easter!

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  24. Seriously though, that pizza. It's been forever since I've had some papa johns! I'm sure we had the same reactions to that wings game yesterday :( Still can't believe we won game 1 though, I'll take it!

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  25. Thanks for making we want pizza again today when I had it yesterday. :)

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  26. Now I feel like I need pizza! That is so awesome you went that long without cheese!! I couldn't do it!

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  27. UH YUM. I'm honestly not a pizza person..I swear just looking at it makes me break out! ahhh!

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  28. I don't know how you went that long without cheese! Pizza is my weakness!

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  29. This pasta looks so yummy! I love anything with lemon, so I'm sure this would be a hit :) :)

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  30. You went without cheese for 40 days?! GIRL, good job! I would fail miserably!! :)

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  31. Bookmarking this pasta - it looks like such a refreshing spring dish! And lady, you totally earned that pizza! :)

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