I honestly threw this together for dinner tonight as I am low on groceries (hence my earlier post about tuna salad on a hotdog bun). I promise, my husband and I are going grocery shopping tomorrow! Anyhow, this dish is delicious and was a big hit with my hubby! It’s a relatively light meal, (I’m not talking about carbs or fat, I mean it’s not overwhelming with flavor) but it will fill you up! Lastly, this recipe is mostly about your desire of taste and eyeballing, I’ll write it how I made it but you can of course alter it to your liking.
6 chicken breast tenders
3 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp parsley
salt & pepper
First start with the chicken. Preheat your oven to 375. Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and place the chicken on it. Coat the chicken with a generous drizzle of olive oil, then sprinkle the chicken with the chicken salt, salt, and pepper. Flip the chicken over and repeat. Slice a lemon and place the slices on the chicken. Mince one clove of garlic and spread it over each piece of chicken and bake for 15 minutes.
While the chicken is baking, boil a pot of salted water (I like to add a little drizzle of olive oil to the water while it boils). Once the water has come to a boil, cook the pasta until al dente.
Once the chicken has baked for 15 minutes, remove the lemon slices and flip the chicken. Drizzle some honey over the top of each piece of chicken and squeeze the lemon juice (from half of the second lemon) over each piece of chicken. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Drain the pasta. While the pasta is draining, pour the olive oil into a large pan (just enough to fill the bottom of the pan). Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Chop the other two garlic cloves and toss them into the olive oil when it has heated up. Quickly add the pasta, and the other half of the second lemon, to the pan. Cook the pasta in the pan for about two minutes (just until the garlic is cooked). Be sure to stir the pasta constantly while cooking (this part is very important, as it is easy to burn pasta and garlic). Once the garlic is cooked, toss the pasta into a large bowl.
By this time, the chicken should be done cooking. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cutting board. Slice the chicken into bite-sized pieces and add to pasta. Add the parsley and enough salt and pepper to flavor the pasta. Stir the whole mixture together and yummy, it’s ready!