Chicken: Pasta with Chicken, Asparagus and Lemon

posted by Taralynn 04-04-101 9:00 AM

Pasta with Chicken, Asparagus and Lemon

1 lb gemelli pasta, cooked
2 chicken breast halves
3 good sized garlic cloves, minced
Juice and zest of 3 lemons
1/2 cup olive oil
1 lb asparagus, trimmed and cut in 1 inch pieces
2 tbl olive oil
1 cup fresh grated parmesan

Heat oven to 450. Cut chicken into small pieces and saute with a small amount of oil and a little of the garlic.

While this is cooking, combine asparagus, 2 tbl of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Put in 13 x 9 glass pan and roast for about 10 minutes or until crisp tender. Remove from oven. Put cooked chicken aside and in same pan and the 1/2 cup olive oil and remaining garlic. Cook until sizzling, but don't brown garlic. Add the juice and zest of lemons and cook for a few minutes.

In large serving bowl put hot pasta, chicken, asparagus and sauce. Add cheese and mix well. Serve with more cheese.

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