Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lemon Alfredo Pasta with Asparagus

Thanks to Whitney Brinton for this one. It is one of those rare beauties that is equally easy and delicious. Not to mention it's got your veggies, grains, and protein all in one dish.

1 lb. pasta, cooked
1 lb. asparagus, ends trimmed, and diced into 1 inch pieces

Cook pasta. Add asparagus last three minutes noodles are being cooked.

Sauce Ingredients
12 ounces chicken (I use rotisserie chicken from the store) shredded
1 16 ounce Alfredo sauce
1 TB grated lemon peel
3 TB fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 large tomato, halved, seeded, and and diced
1/4 cup nipped fresh chives
pepper to taste

Sauce Instructions
Mix together alfredo sauce, lemon peel, lemon juice, and cheese. Bring to a simmer. Add chicken. Drain pasta and asparagus, add all to skillet/pot on stove and mix.

1 comment:

sterlingandbrandi said...

I just realized I haven't ever told you the depth of my love for this dish. It has officially been incorporated into my meal rotation.