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September 2015

Grilled Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta

Recipe provided by Lisa C. "The flavor of this dish is outstanding with the lemon and basil! Marinade the chicken in your favorite recipe."


  • 4 whole grilled chicken breasts - marinade of choice
  • 1lb Penne Pasta
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 3 whole lemons, juiced
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 1 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 20 whole basil leaves, chopped


  1. Cook pasta, reserving 1 cup of hot pasta water when you drain. Set pasta aside.
  2. In the same pot, melt butter over medium heat. Squeeze in the juice of 3-4 lemons. Wisk together.
  3. Pour in cream and half & half, whisk until hot.
  4. Dump in cheese and whisk until melted.
  5. Add salt & pepper.
  6. Check consistency, adding some of the hot pasta water to loosen the sauce if needed.
  7. Pour pasta and sauce into a large serving bowl. Sprinkle remaining basil all over the top then add the sliced chicken breasts.

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