Friday, March 20, 2015

Spinach Lemon Ricotta Parmesan Pasta With Grilled Chicken

This amazing pasta dish is perfect the lemon, ricotta, spinach pair perfect together for a delicious meal.with the addition of chicken, ricotta cheese, lemon, chicken, pasta and spinach is the perfect combination of flavors that has a creamy sauce with a hint of lemon grilled chicken and wilted spinach is so good, this dish is perfect to make for dinner or a crowd. These ingredients pair perfectly together and you will love it just like my family did after I found this recipe I knew this one was going to be good and it was delicious. Simple to make and not many ingredients.

  • 1 pound grilled chicken breasts, sliced into strips, or you can use tenderloins cut in half
  • 1 pound dry linguine, fettuccine or spaghetti
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water
  • 6 -7 ounces fresh baby spinach, steamed just until beginning to wilted
  • 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups part skim ricotta
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan, plus more for serving

  • Directions:
  • 1. Sprinkle some salt and pepper onto the chicken, brush a little olive oil onto the chicken and place onto a grill or grill pan and cook chicken until no longer pink. Set aside and cut into small strips
  • 2. Cook pasta in salted water according to directions listed on package, reserve 1 cup pasta water before draining pasta. 
  • 3. Drain water and after cooking reserve 1 cup and return pasta to pot. Place pot over medium-low heat and add olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, ricotta, 1/2 cup hot reserved pasta water and parmesan and toss to evenly coat. Add in more pasta water as desired to thin and season with salt and pepper to taste, cook and toss, about 2 minutes, until ricotta is heated through. 
  • 4. Toss in spinach and grilled chicken. Serve warm topped with more parmesan if desired.


Bernideen said...

I will definitely be making this - takes so much for a wonderful site!

Bernideen said...

thanks so much - not takes so much!