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!
Yield: 4 servings (6 points per serving for blue and purple, 8 points for green)
- 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
Cook the angel hair pasta according to the directions on the box.
Heat a pan and add the olive oil. Add the chicken breast and season with salt and pepper.
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.
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:
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