Healthier Pasta And Chicken Tossed With Lemon Basil Oil
Who says hearty can’t be healthy? This meal is both. Choose whole wheat pasta for more nutrition and dietary fiber boost. The simple lemon, basil, and oil dressing keeps the calories down, and the flavor intensely delicious. This is a ‘comfort food’ recipe that is still on the healthier side.
- 1 box (12 to 16 oz size) whole wheat pasta (choose whatever type you like)
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
- 2 cups diced cooked chicken meat
Cook noodles according to package directions, drain well.
In a large saucepan, put the olive oil, lemon juice, basil, garlic powder, and lemon pepper seasoning. Turn heat on medium-low and heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the chicken and heat for a minute or two, just until the chicken is hot.
Dump the cooked pasta into the saucepan and toss everything together to coat well.
Serve hot. You can sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese on top if you like.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Include a green salad to stretch the meal out further.
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