Friday, March 8, 2013

Lemon Garlic Chicken & Pasta

Friday, Friday, Friday and it is a work potluck kind of day!

You should check my instagram @craftgeekjj and see the donut that I had for breakfast because of it, seriously it is ridiculous.

We are doing the theme of your favorite food. I brought pigs in a blanket since sushi for 40 people gets to be pricey.

But this Lemon Garlic Chicken is one of Nico's favorite meals so I thought it fitting that it would lineup that way.

And well I also like love lemon… like a lot and it so happens that I know someone who has lemon trees so I have a tendency to end up with a lot of lemons that I need to use.

I got brainstorming and I put two of my favorite ingredients together… garlic and lemon and it is yummy!
And with that Lemon Garlic Chicken and Lemon Garlic Parmesan Pasta was born. When I go big I go really big! Bam!
To make the marinade mix for a 2 person serving size so 2 chicken breasts:
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice of 2 lemons
¼ cup olive oil
3 cloves of Garlic grated or minced
Salt and Pepper
Mix the marinade together and pour over the chicken, seal and let marinate for 1 hour to overnight. * Note* it will thicken a bit because of the olive oil.
Once the chicken is all marinated and ready to go star boiling some water for the pasta (Any kind you want) I like to use orzo but I was out and used shells instead.

For the pasta you make a sauce of:
½ stick melted butter
Juice and Zest of 1 lemon
½ cup Fresh Shredded Parmesan
1 Clove Garlic Grated/ Minced
Salt & Pepper

Mix all but the cheese and set aside.
Once the water boils start cooking the chicken depending on the size but you should know about how long it takes to cook the chicken and how long your pasta takes. I used chicken tenders so it took less time to cook my chicken.

I sautéed my chicken in a pan and at the very end I hit it with the juice of half a lemon.
For the pasta drain well and add the butter, lemon mix as well as the Parmesan. Mix and the cheese will start to melt.

Plate the pasta and the chicken and enjoy! And if you want something green garlic spinach is always good… (Sautéed in butter and 2 cloves of grated garlic)
Yes I know I said Garlic and Lemon a lot but it is a garlicky lemony meal and oh so good. I love it and I am sure you will too!

But maybe don't make it for a first date, or second or until you really know each other... cause well Garlic breath stops Vampires soooo ya....

Stay Crafty


  1. Hi Jesika,
    I found you on the Craft-O-Maniac Party. I'm your newest follower via GFC. I would love for you stop by and check out my blog Fluster Buster I also host a party at 6pm on Tuesday's Fluster's Creative Muster and would be thrilled if you linked up this post.

    Hugs, Smiles and Blessings,


    1. Awesome, I will try to remember to pop by! :)


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