Easy Lemon Pasta with Chicken

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Easy

Serves 4
1 pound dried penne
1 cup leftover roasted chicken, or 2 chicken breasts, grilled, cut in strips
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, sliced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
2 lemons, juiced
1 teaspoon lemon zest

Directions
Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, until al dente. Drain well.

Heat the oil over medium high heat in a large sauté pan. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes to a sauté pan and sauté until fragrant. Add the cooked pasta and turn heat off. Mix all together.

Remove pasta to a large bowl. Add chicken to the warm pasta and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle in chopped parsley. Add the juice of 2 lemons and the lemon zest. Mix well and serve.

2 thoughts on “Easy Lemon Pasta with Chicken

  1. Has this tonight for dinnner and it was a fav of my fussy teen:) As per my family’s requesdt I left out thee pepper flakes and I sorta missed them and I am not a fan of spicey foods.
    I will def. make this again. Thanks!

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