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Drunk Lemon Chicken Pasta

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Drunk Lemon Chicken Pasta

This is a recipe that i’ve been tinkering with for several years.  It’s really informal.  Most nights, it’s just the chicken, pasta, wine, lemon, and whatever I have in my fridge.  Sometimes pasta dishes can feel a little heavy.  This dish cuts that with a nice bright garlic-lemon-wine sauce and a heavy handed veggie-to-pasta ratio.

Why should you have to choose between drinking your wine or pouring it in your food?

I chose to use a packet of Ohio City Pasta egg fettuccine for this dish.  If you’re planning on serving it to four people, you may want to use two packets of the egg fettuccine.  You obviously do not have to use the Ohio City pasta.  Any long noodle pasta will do, just cook it to the package directions for al dente.

When picking the wine that you’re going to use in this dish, I would suggest a medium bodied white.  You don’t want anything sweet.  Typical white wines that are good to cook with are sauvignon blanc or chardonnays.  However, a good rule of thumb is that you really should be cooking with a wine that you’re going to drink, too…because who wants to have a bottle of wine that they’re not going to drink?  I use a 2014 Napa Valley Chardonnay.  This bottle was a 93 point Chardonnay that is aged in French oak.  It’s a nice mature chardonnay that pairs well with a wide range of foods.

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Drunk Lemon Chicken Pasta
An easy and quick pasta dish that is as versatile as the veggies you have in your fridge.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian, Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian, Pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all spices and flour in a zip loc bag, add the chicken strips and shake to coat.
  2. In a large sauté pan, add roughly 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp butter. Let melt over medium high heat.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and brown in batches. Each side will need about 1-2 minutes. You want the chicken to be nice and brown. Make sure you aren't crowding the pan, you can do this step in batches if your skillet isn't large enough. Simply put the browned chicken off to the side on a plate.
  4. In the same skillet that you browned the chicken in, add the garlic and sauté until fragrant (30 seconds-1 min). Then add in the asparagus. Toss to combine and let sauté for a few minutes until the asparagus is just starting to get soft.
  5. Add the white wine and let it reduce a bit. It should simmer for about 3 minutes.
  6. Add the lemon wedges/slices. Make sure you squeeze them before you just throw them into the skillet. Let simmer with the wine, garlic, and asparagus for a few minutes.
  7. Add in the chicken and toss to combine.
  8. Add in the spinach and throw the lid over the skillet. In about one minute, the spinach will have begun to wilt and you can uncover and toss the mixture around to combine.
  9. Add in the fettuccine and toss to combine. If the mixture seems a bit dry, here's where you need to add a little bit of the reserved pasta water a tablespoon at a time until you reach the right consistency.
  10. Plate the pasta and garnish with grated parmesan. Pour yourself another glass of wine and enjoy!
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Rachel Gatalica

Welcome to Cooking in Cleveland! I want to share delicious, healthy and approachable recipes with you. I want to help highlight local Cleveland artisans and events and put a focus on using local foods!
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