Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chicken Pesto (or shrimp) with Asparagus

The original recipe calls for shrimp, but the hubby doesn't like shrimp. So, we've changed it to chicken and it is still super duper yummy, although the lemon juice in the sauce probably compliments the shrimp nicely.

8 oz spaghetti noodles (cooked, rinsed, and drained)
1 c loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1/4 c lemon juice
2 garlic cloves
3 tbls olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1 lb chicken breast cut into pieces (or shrimp)
one bunch of asparagus

Place basil, lemon juice, garlic, 1 Tbls oil and salt in food processor. This is your sauce. SOOOOO easy, right?

Meanwhile, brown your chicken & saute your asparagus in the remaining oil.

Toss chicken, asparagus, & spaghetti with sauce. Sprinkle some Italian blend cheese on top and voila!

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