Lemon Mushroom Chicken Pasta

Light, lemony, and ready in 30 minutes…pretty much the perfect weeknight meal! I like to use chicken in this recipe, but you can use shrimp if you’re wanting to put a seafood spin on it. You can also use spinach instead of arugula if that’s what you have on hand. I really could eat this meal every week and not get tired of it!



INGREDIENTS

1 (8 oz) box gluten-free penne pasta (I use @tolerantfoods or @jovialfoods)

1/4 cup pasta water

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

4 chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

1 (8 oz) container sliced white mushrooms, roughly chopped

1 (8 oz) container dairy-free ricotta (I use @kitehillfoods)

1 cup parmesan, freshly grated off the block (more for serving)

1/4 cup lemon juice (more for serving)

1 Tbsp freshly grated lemon zest

3/4 cup chicken broth (I use @kettleandfire)

2 cups baby arugula

Salt, to taste

Fresh black pepper, to taste

Red pepper flakes, to taste


HOW TO MAKE

-Cook pasta according to box directions. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water for later.

-Sauté chicken in extra virgin olive oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Set aside.

-Sauté mushrooms in the same skillet in a single layer for 3-5 mins/side. Set aside.

-In the same skillet, add ricotta, parmesan, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix together, and add salt and pepper to taste.

-Pour pasta water and chicken broth into a measuring glass. -Pour 1/2 cup into skillet and stir.

-Add pasta into skillet with sauce. Stir to fully coat.

-Add more pasta water/broth mixture, if needed, or to reach desired consistency.

-Add in arugula, mushrooms, and chicken. Stir to fully integrate and coat.

-Top with red pepper flakes, parmesan, and a squeeze of lemon.



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