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Simple Lemon Basil Pasta With Chicken Recipe


  • 2-6 ounce grilled chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • 1 pound of linguine
  • 2/3 cup pf extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup of grated Romano Cheese
  • 2 fresh lemons, zested and juiced
  • 2 sliced lemons
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 of a cup of chopped fresh basil


  1. Season the 6 ounce chicken breasts with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, place on a lightly oiled grill pan that has been pre heating on medium-high heat. Grill 6-7 minutes on each side or till chicken is no longer pink or running juices. Place on plate to cool, once cool slice into strips.
  2. Zest and juice both the fresh lemons place in separate small bowls and reserve.
  3. Whisk the extra virgin olive oil, Romano cheese, lemon juice from above, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper in a large glass bowl to blend- reserve till needed
  4. Meanwhile, bring to a boil a large pasta pot of salted water. Add the linguine noodles and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente- firm to the bite, about 8 minutes
  5. Using a metal colander drain linguine noodles, reserving about 1 cup of the cooking liquid
  6. Add the linguine noodles to the lemon sauce, and toss with the 1/2 of  a cup of chopped basil and the reserved  lemon zest from above.
  7. Gently toss the pasta with enough reserved cooking liquid, 1/4  of a cup at a time, to moisten pasta.
  8. Season the linguine with more salt and pepper to taste
  9. Place in pasta bowls, arrange grilled chicken strips on top of pasta. Garnish with sliced lemons and serve with extra Romano cheese and basil, if desired.

Simple Lemon Basil Pasta With Chicken Recipe Simple Lemon Basil Pasta With Chicken Recipe Reviewed by Jarvis Mann on 12:41 PM Rating: 5

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