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ROMANO CHICKEN WITH LEMON GARLIC PASTA

Romano Chicken with Lemon Garlic Pasta – crispy parmesan panko breaded chicken with pasta in fresh lemon garlic cream sauce! Tasty meal in 30 minutes time!

When I made my own Homemade Panko Bread Crumbs, I naturally had to use them in some nice recipe. Breaded chicken is the first thing that comes to mind, so I made Romano Chicken with Lemon Garlic Pasta.

Chicken cutlets are dipped in parmesan cheese, egg and panko breadcrumbs. Then they are fried (or baked, to reduce fat content) until golden. They are served over pasta tossed with lemon butter garlic sauce. It is all simple to make and doesn’t take much time.

The sauce can be more or less tangy, depending on your taste. Less lemon juice and more cream make it mild while more lemon juice and less cream make it robust.

Romano Chicken with Lemon Garlic Pasta is certainly not “light food”, but it is a great dish for when you need to feel full and satisfied.

ROMANO CHICKEN WITH LEMON GARLIC PASTA
ROMANO CHICKEN WITH LEMON GARLIC PASTA

Ingredients
ROMANO CHICKEN:

  • 1/2 lb chicken breasts butterflied or thinly cut into cutlets
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • dry parsley
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs homemade or store-bought
  • oil for frying s I used combination of olive oil and sunflower oil

LEMON GARLIC PASTA:

  • 1/2 lb linguine or spaghetti or other pasta
  • juice from 1 lemon or to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • zest from 1/4 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp butter cold
  • 2-3 Tbsp whipping cream or to taste
  • salt pepper

Instructions
ROMANO CHICKEN:

  1. Place parmesan cheese in a shallow dish. In another dish, put beaten egg with dry parsley; in third dish put panko bread crumbs.
  2. Season chicken cutlets with salt and pepper; dredge with parmesan cheese, dip into beaten egg; press the chicken in panko bread crumbs to coat on both sides; shake off the excess.

You can find complete recipes of this Romano Chicken with Lemon Garlic Pasta in kitchennostalgia.com

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HONEY LEMON CHICKEN WITH ANGEL HAIR PASTA

Lemon and honey are so good together.

The dish is bright, tangy-and-sweet, and feels perfect for warmer weather.

It’s a fast, easy recipe that the whole family will love and it’s ready in less than 20 minutes.

I used angel hair pasta because it cooks so quickly and the chicken is cut into bite-sized pieces so it also cooks fast.

After cooking the pasta, it’s transferred into the skillet the chicken cooks in, and everything is tossed together in the honey lemon sauce the chicken simmers in.

The sauce helps keep the chicken perfectly moist and tender. It’s tart yet sweet enough and coats the pasta perfectly.

I love the pronounced lemon flavor that’s achieved from both lemon juice and lemon pepper seasoning.

If you’re a lemon lover or a fan of easy dinners that taste like a million bucks but that are really so simple, you’ll love this healthy recipe for those busy nights.

HONEY LEMON CHICKEN WITH ANGEL HAIR PASTA
HONEY LEMON CHICKEN WITH ANGEL HAIR PASTA

INGREDIENTS:

Pasta

  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked according to package directions (half of a 1-pound box)

Chicken

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for sauce + 1 tablespoon for cooking chicken
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning blend for sauce + more for sprinkling over chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • leaves from 2 or 3 sprigs of thyme, optional and to taste
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces (about 1 1/2 pounds)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pasta – Cook according to directions on box, drain, and set aside.
  2. Chicken – To a medium bowl or large measuring cup, add the honey, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning, salt, pepper, optional thyme, and stir to combine; set sauce aside.
  3. To a large skillet, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, add chicken, generously sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning, and cook chicken over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, flipping intermittently so all sides cook evenly. Cooking time will vary based on thickness of chicken breasts and sizes of pieces. Chicken should be about 90% cooked through.

You can find complete recipes of this HONEY LEMON CHICKEN WITH ANGEL HAIR PASTA in averiecooks.com

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HEALTHY

HONEY LEMON CHICKEN WITH ANGEL HAIR PASTA

Lemon and honey are so good together.

The dish is bright, tangy-and-sweet, and feels perfect for warmer weather.

It’s a fast, easy recipe that the whole family will love and it’s ready in less than 20 minutes.

I used angel hair pasta because it cooks so quickly and the chicken is cut into bite-sized pieces so it also cooks fast.

After cooking the pasta, it’s transferred into the skillet the chicken cooks in, and everything is tossed together in the honey lemon sauce the chicken simmers in.

The sauce helps keep the chicken perfectly moist and tender. It’s tart yet sweet enough and coats the pasta perfectly.

I love the pronounced lemon flavor that’s achieved from both lemon juice and lemon pepper seasoning.

If you’re a lemon lover or a fan of easy dinners that taste like a million bucks but that are really so simple, you’ll love this healthy recipe for those busy nights.

HONEY LEMON CHICKEN WITH ANGEL HAIR PASTA
HONEY LEMON CHICKEN WITH ANGEL HAIR PASTA

INGREDIENTS:

Pasta

  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked according to package directions (half of a 1-pound box)

Chicken

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for sauce + 1 tablespoon for cooking chicken
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning blend for sauce + more for sprinkling over chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • leaves from 2 or 3 sprigs of thyme, optional and to taste
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces (about 1 1/2 pounds)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pasta – Cook according to directions on box, drain, and set aside.
  2. Chicken – To a medium bowl or large measuring cup, add the honey, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning, salt, pepper, optional thyme, and stir to combine; set sauce aside.
  3. To a large skillet, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, add chicken, generously sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning, and cook chicken over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, flipping intermittently so all sides cook evenly. Cooking time will vary based on thickness of chicken breasts and sizes of pieces. Chicken should be about 90% cooked through.

You can find complete recipes of this HONEY LEMON CHICKEN WITH ANGEL HAIR PASTA in averiecooks.com

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One Pot Cajun Chicken and Sausage Alfredo Pasta

I’m so excited to share this new one-pot recipe with you! This One-Pot Cajun Chicken and Sausage Alfredo is one of our new favorite meals. It is so simple to make and absolutely packed with flavor. Tender chunks of chicken with smoky pieces of sausage in a rich and delicious homemade alfredo sauce. This meal serves a crowd but takes less than 30 minutes to make. You can divide this recipe in half to serve a smaller group too, just keep all the cooking times the same. I like the big batch though. The leftover where amazing.

If you love one-pot meals as much as I do, you can check out all of my one-pot recipes here.
Let’s get started! In a large pot, make sure you have a lid that fits:0), heat olive oil over medium high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to pot. Once chicken has started to brown, stir in smoked sausage and let brown as well. Then stir in fresh garlic, I like to save the garlic and add it in this step, so it doesn’t burn in the pan while the chicken and sausage are cooking.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound of chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 14 oz smoked sausage, sliced on the diagonal
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 quart of low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups of heavy cream
  • 1 pound of dried penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning plus more for topping
  • 4 oz of freshly shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup of Italian flat leaf parsley, minced

Instructions

  1. Start with a large covered cooking pot.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and brown in olive oil over medium high heat.
  3. Add sausage and continue to cook until lightly browned.
  4. Stir in garlic and cook for for about two minutes.
  5. Add chicken broth, heavy cream, dried pasta and cajun seasoning to pot.
  6. Stir together and bring to a simmer over medium high heat.

You can find complete recipes of this One Pot Cajun Chicken and Sausage Alfredo Pasta in number-2-pencil.com

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AVOCADO HEALTHY

BACON AND AVOCADO MACARONI SALAD

A simple macaroni salad loaded with fresh avocado and applewood smoked bacon tossed in a lemon-thyme dressing – the best macaroni salad I’ve ever had!

When Fresh and Easy started opening up around town, I honestly didn’t know what to think of it. I already had my grocery routine down, starting my Saturday morning grocery store errands at Trader Joe’s and then finishing up at my local grocery store. But surprisingly enough, I could find everything that I needed right at Fresh & Easy, saving me from an extra grocery store trip. Plus, their prices are very comparable to Trader Joe’s (if not cheaper), there are no lines to the cash register and they always have these weekly $5 off coupons (expires 7/7).

So with my most recent Fresh & Easy shopping adventure, I stocked up on some elbow macaroni pasta, bacon, avocado, fresh thyme and a bag of lemons in hopes of making an out-of-this-world-type macaroni salad. And boy, was I in for a treat.

This simple macaroni salad of just three main ingredients comes together so beautifully as they get tossed in an incredibly creamy lemon-thyme dressing. It has such a wonderful burst of fresh flavors with just enough savoriness from the fatty, crisp, salty bacon. It’s become my most favorite summer picnic recipes yet!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 ounces elbows pasta
  • 5 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, for garnish

FOR THE LEMON THYME DRESSING

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. To make the dressing, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and thyme in the bowl of a food processor; season with salt and pepper, to taste. With the motor running, add the olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

You can find complete recipes of this BACON AND AVOCADO MACARONI SALAD in damndelicious.net

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HEALTHY VEGAN

VEGAN CREAMY CHIPOTLE PASTA

I am obsessed with this creamy chipotle pasta. The sauce is so easy to make and pretty amazing when you realize that a couple of almonds can make a beautiful cream sauce. The smokiness of the chipotle and the acidity of the lemon juice make it irresistible.

The sauce contains only 6 ingredients almonds, water, almond milk, chipotle, garlic, and lemon juice. Simply place everything in your blender and process until smooth. If you do not have a high powered blender you can soak the almonds overnight. I use raw unpeeled almonds because I prefer their flavor, but if you want an extra creamy sauce you can use blanched almonds. The sauce shouldn’t be heated because it could break, so when your pasta is done simple toss it with the sauce in a bowl. There is no need heat the pasta and sauce again in pan.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Almonds, whole, raw
  • 1/4 cup Almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 ea. Chipotle pepper in Adobo, only one of the peppers in the can
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Tomato, fire roasted, canned
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon juice, fresh
  • 1/2 lb. Spaghetti, whole wheat
  • 1 tbsp. Cilantro chopped

Instructions

  1. Place the almonds, almond milk, water, chipotle, garlic clove, roasted tomato, and lemon juice in a blender and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Boil pasta according to the instructions on the box. Drain and place in a large bowl.

You can find complete recipes of this VEGAN CREAMY CHIPOTLE PASTA in dorastable.com

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HEALTHY

simple mushroom penne with walnut pesto

Some of you good people who are on this website right now are looking at this picture and just KNOWING.
You’re knowing that you and me and those buttery-soaked mushrooms on pasta with a heaping spoonful of flavor-packed earthy-vibed walnut pesto – all of us, we just belong to each other. Kumbaya forever.
Some of you good people, unfortunately, are not familiar with this kind of food bewitchery. You’ve chose not to be apart of Team Mushroom (😭) and right now you’re looking at those lil ‘shrooms and you’re tempted to bolt straight for the hills – like the broccoli hills or something or something more regular. Actually, probably more like the no-vegetable hills.
Your mouse is already moving up to that little red x because you think you don’t like mushr- WAIT STAHHPPP. I understand that mushrooms can seem a little bit weird, but plz. Be rational with yourself.
These are not your average mushrooms.
So we’ve officially made our way into September, which means it’s fall, right? Come onnn JUST LET ME. September means a lot of things to a lot of people. Back to school, busy season at work, mentally gearing up for the H word – what? don’t tell me you haven’t thought about the holidays yet. You know who you are – I’m talking to my twins out there who have paper chains going for the number of days until we can listen to Christmas music.
When are you allowed to start? I’m a two-weeks-before-Thanksgiving kind of girl. Bjork finds ways to cope. Most importantly, what this most lovely time of year means to me is earthy, rich, fall comfort food dishes like this are my 24/7/365. Wait, that doesn’t work. Just subtract the number of days from, like, go back and count the months before, er, but start in… ugh. You know what I mean.
I mean Simple Mushroom Penne with Walnut Pesto all day every day. Would someone please put a soft, runny poached egg on this and eat it for breakfast so that we can truly, honestly, legitimately say this is an all day every day thing? You would basically be the winner of life. You guys, I have some good news about the short ingredient list here. With an emphasis on the butter. WHAT ELSE IS NEW.

INGREDIENTS :
For the Pasta

  • 8 ounces penne pasta (I like to use whole wheat)
  • 4 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® European Style Super Premium Butter
  • 16 ounces fresh sliced mushrooms
  • ¼ cup grated or shaved Parmesan cheese
  • salt, pepper, and fresh parsley for topping

For the Walnut Pesto

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1½ cups packed greens (spinach, basil, parsley, anything you like – but keep some basil for a more traditional pesto flavor)
  • ½ to ¾ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Cook the penne pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Toast the walnuts in a small sauté pan over low heat with no butter or oil – stir and shake the pan until the walnuts are fragrant and toasty (about 5 minutes).
  3. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients for the walnut pesto and pulse until mostly smooth.
  4. Heat the butter over medium heat in a wide skillet.
  5. Add the mushrooms and saute for 8-10 minutes, until the mushrooms are a deep golden brown.
  6. Add the penne pasta to the pan and stir to combine, adding Parmesan, salt, pepper, and fresh parsley or other herbs to taste.
  7. Divide the pasta between 4-6 bowls and top with a generous spoonful of the walnut pesto OR stir the walnut pesto directly into the pasta.

You can find complete recipes of this simple mushroom penne with walnut pesto in pinchofyum.com

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HEALTHY

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread

Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread – perfect to go with pasta dishes or soups! So easy and so good, you won’t be able to stop eating it!
Last week, I posted a photo of this bread on my Instagram asking if I should blog about this bread. I have to admit, I was hesitant because this recipe uses a shortcut – a store bought Italian bread. As you may know, I love to bake breads from scratch. However, I am still working on my Italian bread from scratch, hence the store-bought.
Let’s face it – sometimes you just need a shortcut. And this is a good one. Especially if you love a side of a delicious bread with your dinner like I do!
This bread has a perfect garlicky taste and an ooey-gooey cheesy top. You can’t say no to that! We love it with soups, like our homemade chicken noodle soup. My Hubby always requests it when he makes his chili. It’s also perfect with my Garlic Mushroom Pasta, the Lemon Asparagus Pasta or my Bacon Potato and Corn Chowder.
Cheese and bread are one of those things that I could never give up. Or at least I would have a reeeeeeeally hard time doing. I heart it so much! I could eat this bread by itself! And I have! Slice some tomatoes on top and add a sprinkle of sea salt – so so good!

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 loaf of Italian bread
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (see note)
  • 1 cup and 1/2 shredded mozzarella cheese

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cut the bread lengthwise and place both parts face up on the sheet.
  4. Brush both pieces with melted butter. Sprinkle with garlic powder.
  5. Cover with a piece of aluminum foil and place in the oven.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  7. Uncover bread. Top with cheese.
  8. Place bread back in the oven for 2 to 4 more minutes, to melt the cheese. (see note)
  9. Remove from the oven and place on a cutting board.
  10. Let cool for few minutes. Slice and serve.

You can find complete recipes of this Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread in crunchycreamysweet.com

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LEMON ASPARAGUS PASTA WITH GRILLED CHICKEN

Spring has sprung here in California – the trees are full of blossoms, the temperature has been around 70 degrees and spring produce is starting to pop up in stores. When I saw that asparagus was on sale I had to pick up a bunch to have for dinner, and that’s how this lemon asparagus pasta with grilled chicken came to be.
There are a few components to this dish – the chicken, the pasta and the asparagus. Lately I’ve been grilling up a big batch of chicken on Sunday night and adding it to our meals throughout the week, including in this lemon asparagus pasta. If you don’t want to fire up the grill you could use sauteed chicken or even sliced chicken breast from a rotisserie chicken.
I went with linguine pasta here but spaghetti or fettuccine would also be great. The asparagus cooks along with the pasta, which is super convenient – you know I’m all for using less pans whenever possible!
The creamy lemon sauce only has 4 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes to make. In my opinion it’s the perfect way to showcase asparagus – the hint of lemon really accentuates all of the flavors. Put it all together, stir in some parmesan cheese, a sprinkle of parsley, and you’ve got an amazing dinner that everyone will go crazy for!

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled and cut into strips
  • 1 pound of asparagus, ends removed, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 10 ounces of linguine pasta (spaghetti or fettuccine will also work)
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ⅓ cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • Optional garnishes: Lemon slices and ¼ cup chopped parsley

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Cook the pasta in salted water according to package instructions.
  2. Add the asparagus to the pot during the last 3 minutes of cooking time.
  3. Reserve ¼ cup of pasta cooking liquid.
  4. In small pot, combine the heavy cream, butter and ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until thick enough to coat a spoon, about 4 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon zest and juice.
  6. Place the pasta and asparagus back into the pot you cooked it in along with the chicken.
  7. Pour the cream sauce over the pasta mixture and toss to coat evenly
  8. Adding pasta water if needed to thin the sauce.
  9. Stir in the parmesan cheese. Alternatively, you can toss just the pasta with the sauce and arrange the chicken and asparagus over the top of the pasta.
  10. Add more salt and pepper to taste if needed. Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon slices if desired.

You can find complete recipes of this LEMON ASPARAGUS PASTA WITH GRILLED CHICKEN in dinneratthezoo.com

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HEALTHY VEGAN

PESTO PASTA WITH SUN DRIED TOMATOES AND ROASTED ASPARAGUS

A quick and easy dish for those busy weeknights, and it’s chockfull of veggies!
Pesto is seriously one of my favorite things ever. It is so easy to make, it’s incredibly versatile, and it pretty much tastes amazing in and on anything and everything.
Like for this pasta dish here, I tossed the pesto in some simple ingredients like sun dried tomatoes, roasted asparagus and mozzarella cubes, finishing it off with a fried egg, and it was seriously one of the best weeknight meals ever! It’s so simple and easy to whip up, and my most favorite thing about it is that some of the pesto gets stuck in the crevices of the shell pasta. AH-MAZING, right? Plus, this tastes just as good, if not better, as work leftovers since the mozzarella cubes gets all melted/ooey-gooey in between the pasta. Mmmmmm.
So here’s how you make this:
Boil up some salted water and cook the pasta according to package instructions.
While that’s happening, let’s roast some fresh asparagus in olive oil, salt and pepper in a 450 degree F oven for about 10 minutes or so. Let it cool a bit before you cut them into 1-inch pieces.
Then we’ll take some homemade pesto and julienned sun dried tomatoes…

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounces medium shell pasta
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1/3 cup julienned sun dried tomatoes in olive oil, drained
  • 1/3 cup diced mozzarella cubes
  • Fried egg, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  3. Place asparagus in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, to taste; gently toss to combine.
  5. Place into oven and roast for 8-12 minutes, or until tender but crisp.
  6. Let cool before cutting into 1-inch pieces.
  7. In a large bowl, combine pasta, asparagus, pesto, sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella.
  8. Serve immediately with a fried egg, if desired.

You can find complete recipes of this PESTO PASTA WITH SUN DRIED TOMATOES AND ROASTED ASPARAGUS in damndelicious.net