Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Crispy Parmesan Chicken with Creamy Lemon Pasta

This easy lemon pasta dish is topped with crispy parmesan coated chicken!

I thoroughly enjoyed this recipe because it reminds me a ton of the first recipes I tried that was a savory lemon recipe, Lemon Fettuccine. But with garlic. My crispy chicken got a little crispy (sometimes that happens when I get distracted in the kitchen - especially with multiple things going on). We paired ours with asparagus because 1) we love it and 2) it's in season so it's cheaper and 3) it  goes really well with a lemon dish. I used the zest of the lemon I needed for this recipe for the asparagus.

What you need:
For the Crispy Parmesan Chicken:
  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced in half to make 4 thin chicken breasts
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
For the Creamy Lemon Garlic Pasta:
  • 8 oz. thin spaghetti (or pasta of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  1. For the chicken: Melt 4 Tbsp. butter in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and flour.
  2. In a large skillet, melt remaining 2 Tbsp. butter over medium heat.
  3. Dip the chicken in the shallow dish of butter and then in the bread crumbs. 
  4. Place in skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until crispy and browned and cooked through.
  5. For the pasta: While the chicken cooks, prepare pasta according to package directiosn, then drain.
  6. In a medium skillet, whisk together heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper over medium-high heat. Once thickened, remove from heat and add to pasta. Toss to coat.
  7. Serve pasta topped with sliced chicken and chopped parsley.
Recipe from The Recipe Critic

Speaking of asparagus, try out this One Pan Creamy Lemon Pasta with Chicken & Asparagus - it's very lemony and it's so great! Even better than just lemon pasta is lemon pasta with BASIL like this Grilled Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta recipe from The Pioneer Woman.

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