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Lemon Garlic Chicken Pasta

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I love pasta dishes with lemon! They’re so light and flavorful.

This lemon garlic chicken pasta is no exception. It’s got a little bit of everything in it – chicken, spinach, pasta and cheese!

There are four large servings to this pasta dish. Each serving is 6 points for blue and purple, 8 points for green.

To keep this dish low in points I started by cutting back on the oil.

I only used 1 teaspoon of oil to cook the chicken breast. Once the chicken was done cooking I removed it from the pan.

There was more than enough liquid left in the pan to saute the fresh garlic.

When I started using fresh garlic it was a game changer. I used to buy the minced garlic in a jar, but I had no idea what a difference fresh garlic would make.

This is the garlic press I use. You don’t even need to peel the garlic!

If you are intimidated by the thought of fresh garlic I highly recommend trying this!

After you saute the garlic you add the chicken broth and cook the spinach for a couple of minutes until it is wilted.

I used the chicken broth instead of adding more oil. That helped save a lot of points!

Once that was done I added the chicken back to the pan and stirred in the pasta.

It’s an easy meal done in under 30 minutes!

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Lemon Garlic Chicken Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Yield: 4 servings (6 points per serving for blue and purple, 8 points for green)

Course: Main Course
Ingredients
  • 6 oz. angel hair pasta
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lemon
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook the angel hair pasta according to the directions on the box.

  2. Heat a pan and add the olive oil. Add the chicken breast and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Once the chicken is cooked remove it from the pan. Add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and spinach. Cover the pan and cook the spinach until it is wilted, about 3 minutes.

  4. Add the lemon juice, chicken breast and pasta to the pan. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir until combined.

Here are some more pasta recipes with lemon:

Broccoli Lemon Pasta

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

Recipe Rating




Karen

Tuesday 9th of June 2020

This sounds delicious! But I love the bowls you serve it in! Mind if I ask where you got them? Thanks!

keepingonpoint

Tuesday 9th of June 2020

Thank you! I bought them from Amazon. They still have them! Just search - Gibson Zen Buffet Square Dinnerware Set, Service for 4 (16pcs), White

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