Lemon Ricotta Parmesan Pasta & Grilled Chicken

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 25 min 5
Lemon Ricotta Parmesan Pasta & Grilled Chicken
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454 gm Chicken breast, boneless, skinless
454 gm Linguine, dry
1 dash Salt and pepper
171 gm Baby spinach (steamed until just beginning to wilt)
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tsp Lemon peel (zest)
2 tbsp Lemon juice
1 1/2 cup Ricotta cheese (skimmed milk)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded


Cook pasta in salted water according to directions listed on package, reserve 1 cup pasta water before draining pasta.

Drain water (reserve 1 cup) and return pasta to pot. Set 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. Toss in spinach and grilled chicken. Serve warm topped with more parmesan if desired.

Optional to brush the chicken lightly with olive oil and season both sides salt, pepper and garlic powder before grilling.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 562
Calories from fat 175
Calories from saturated fat 69
Total Fat 19.4 g
Saturated Fat 7.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.4 g
Cholesterol 165 mg
Sodium 353 mg
Potassium 805 mg
Total Carbohydrate 54 g
Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
Sugars 0.7 g
Protein 45 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 3.5
Meat 1.0
Milk Alternative 0.5
Vegetables 1.1

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