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Creamy Lemon Chicken with Pasta

This is a really light and tasty dish, incredibly quick to make and a joy to eat.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Using the juice and zest of 1 lemon, add the olive oil. Chop chicken into chunks and leave covered to soak in this mixture for at least half an hour (or overnight).
  2. When ready to prepare meal, gently stir-fry chicken until browned thoroughly. (Use a frying pan with lid, a saucepan lid will do as long as it covers the chicken).
  3. Whilst this is cooking, boil the pasta according to instructions, drain.
  4. Whisk together the other ingredients to form the pasta sauce. Once the pasta drained, return to pan on a very low heat and pour sauce over. Stir through thoroughly.
  5. Serve pasta in bowls with chicken placed on top. A nice finishing touch is to retain a little of the sauce to pour over the top - and a light sprinkling of parmesan and freshly chopped herbs adds a good look if entertaining.
  6. Note: I do not add any salt or pepper during cooking. As this is such a light dish, you may find you do not require any either, so place on the table to suit individual diners.
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Everyone I've dished this up for has loved it, whether they're on a diet or not. True comfort eating at it's best - and so quick and easy.
28 Oct 07 by member: rabbit
Pasta is not allowed on Phase 1 and only whole wheat pastat is allowed in the later statges.
19 Jun 08 by member: JohnG
This is a WONDERFUL dish with great flavor! i don't understand why people have to commment on if its NOT allowed, if its not allowed then DON'T make it no need to comment on it!
15 Feb 13 by member: IMAPYT

     
 

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Nutrition summary:

There are 531 calories in 1 serving of Creamy Lemon Chicken with Pasta.
Calorie break-down: 29% fat, 21% carbs, 50% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 154
Calories 530
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 17.1g 26%
  Saturated Fat 4.72g 24%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2.484g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 8.406g  
Cholesterol 378mg 126%
Sodium 290mg 12%
Potassium 980mg  
Total Carbohydrate 27.88g 9%
  Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
  Sugars 8.05g  
Protein 66.81g  
 
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 76%
Calcium 29% Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
26%
of RDI*
(530 calories)
26% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (21%)
 
Fat (29%)
 
Protein (50%)
Carbohydrates, 27.88g (21%) Fat, 17.1g (29%) Protein, 66.81g (50%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories