Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Lemon Basil Spaghetti

I love this recipe! It started with a recipe that I found on Pinterest but I made a few adjustments for my family.

Lemon Basil Spaghetti

2-3 Chicken breasts
1 package of whole wheat spaghetti
1 package of pine nuts
4-5 basil leaves
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chicken broth
Juice of 1 lemon plus the zest

Salt and pepper chicken and add to a frying pan with 1 tbsp of olive oil. While that chicken is cooking, boil the spaghetti noodles by following the instructions on the box. Using a small frying pan, toast the pine nuts until golden brown. Watch them closely, they burn quickly... I learned the hard way! When the chicken is cooked all the way through, remove them from the pan and to the pan and add 2 cloves of minced garlic. Cook for about 30 seconds to a minute then add chicken broth, lemon juice and flour mixture. Stir to get all those yummy bits from the chicken mixed in. Once the mixture starts to thicken then add to the strained spaghetti. Also add the parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and basil. Cube chicken and add to the top.

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