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Lemon Chicken Pasta With Asparagus Tips

Total Time - 30 minutes / Makes 4 Servings

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare asparagus through step 1; set aside - 5 minutes
  • Prepare chicken through step 5 - 20 minutes
  • Complete asparagus; complete chicken and serve - 5 minutes

Lemon Chicken Pasta


1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
large zip-top bag
1 lb boneless chicken tenders
1/4 cup garlic butter
8 ounces mostaccioli or penne rigate pasta
2 tablespoons capers
2 teaspoons chicken base
1 lemon (for juice, rinsed)
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Fill large saucepan 1/2 full of water. Cover and bring to boil on high for pasta. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes.
  2. Place flour and seasoned salt in zip-top bag; shake to mix. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces and add to bag (wash hands). Seal bag tightly and shake to coat.
  3. Place garlic butter in sauté pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken (wash hands); reduce heat to medium and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until chicken is no longer pink.
  4. Stir pasta into boiling water. Boil 6–8 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until tender.
  5. Stir capers and chicken base into chicken; cook 2 minutes, stirring often, to blend flavors. Squeeze juice of lemon into chicken; stir in wine and cream. Reduce heat to low; cook 3–4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until thoroughly heated.
  6. Drain pasta and stir into chicken mixture. Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 540kcal; FAT 19g; CHOL 105mg;
SODIUM 1040mg; CARB 51g; FIBER 2g; PROTEIN 36g;
VIT A 10%; VIT C 10%; CALC 4%; IRON 15%

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Asparagus Tips


1 lb fresh asparagus spears (rinsed)
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon garlic butter
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt


  1. Cut 1 inch from tough root end of asparagus spears and discard. To do this quickly, group half the spears together, align ends, and slice with sharp knife. Cut into 2-inch pieces. Place in microwave-safe bowl with water.
  2. Cover and microwave on HIGH 4–5 minutes, stirring once, or until desired tenderness. Drain asparagus; stir in garlic butter and seasoned salt. Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 50kcal; FAT 3g; CHOL 5mg;
SODIUM 220mg; CARB 4g; FIBER 2g; PROTEIN 2g;
VIT A 20%; VIT C 10%; CALC 2%; IRON 15%

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Add to your grocery list 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp garlic butter
Add to your grocery list 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Dry Grocery
Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp capers
Add to your grocery list 2 tsp chicken base
Add to your grocery list 1/4 cup flour
Add to your grocery list large zip-top bag
Add to your grocery list 8 oz mostaccioli or penne rigate pasta
Add to your grocery list 1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
Add to your grocery list 1/2 cup white wine

Add to your grocery list 1 lb boneless chicken tenders

Add to your grocery list 1 lb fresh asparagus spears
Add to your grocery list 1 lemon (for juice)

Suggested Items
Add to your grocery list Italian bread
Add to your grocery list tiramisu
Add to your grocery list Chardonnay wine
Add to your grocery list fresh salad blend

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Utensils & Cookware

  • large saucepan with lid
  • large sauté pan
  • microwave-safe bowl with lid
  • colander, cooking spoons
  • knife and cutting board
  • measuring utensils
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Aprons Advice

To get more juice from your lemon, before slicing, roll the lemon against a countertop with the flat of your hand 3 or 4 times.
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