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Light Lemony Chicken Pasta 

Serves 2


  • 1 chicken breast, seasoned with salt and pepper, grilled and sliced
  • 2 cups cooked pasta, 1/4 cup of the cooking water reserved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red Anaheim chili, chopped or 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and diced
  • pinch dried basil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • parmesan cheese
  • handful fresh parsley, chopped


In a medium saute pan, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Saute garlic 30 seconds, stirring frequently.  Add red peppers or red pepper flakes and saute another 30 seconds. Toss in pasta, lemon zest, lemon juice, capers, tomato, basil, and season with salt and pepper. Stir and let cook for 2 minutes. Add parsley and cook another minute.  Divide pasta between two plates, top with parmesan cheese and chicken breasts.