I made this a couple of nights ago and thought it was really good! The kids and I really liked it, but my husband thought it was just OK. There aren't any real strong flavors, but it's just really tasty. It says it makes 4 servings...but we all had it for supper the first night, and I've had it for lunch 2 days, my toddler had it for lunch 1 day, and there's still one more serving left for my lunch tomorrow! Of course my kids don't really eat that much, but I'd say it makes atleast 4 to 6 generous servings.
When I warm it up in the microwave, I add a splash of milk and cover it with plastic wrap. Works great!
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Lemony Chicken Pasta
Recipe By : The Canadian Living Test Kitchen
Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Chicken , Pasta
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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4 cups Penne pasta (about 12 oz)
12 oz Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used chicken tenders and cubed them)
1 tbsp Butter
3 Cloves garlic -- minced (my cloves were large)
1 cup Light ricotta cheese
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp Grated lemon rind
2 tbsp fresh Lemon juice
1/2 tsp Salt (I used kosher and used more than 1/2 t.)
1/4 tsp Pepper
1 Pinch Nutmeg
4 cups Packed trimmed fresh spinach -- shredded
In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender but firm. Drain and return to pot, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
Meanwhile, cut chicken breasts crosswise into slices. In nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat; brown chicken, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add reserved cooking liquid, ricotta cheese, half of the Parmesan cheese (I just added all of it), the lemon rind and juice, salt, pepper and nutmeg; bring to simmer.
Add spinach; stir until wilted. Add to pasta and toss to coat. Serve sprinkled with remaining Parmesan cheese.
Makes 4 servings (generous servings!)
Per Serving: about 568 cal, 41 g pro, 13 g total fat (7 g sat. fat), 70 g carb, 5 g fibre, 81 mg chol, 819 mg sodium. % RDI: 32% calcium, 32% iron, 54% vit A, 17% vit C, 94% folate.