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Lemony Chicken Asparagus with Bow Ties

With plenty of lemon flavor and fresh asparagus, this chicken entree really shouts, Spring! Guests are always intrigued by the lovely lemon cream.—Helen McGibbon, Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. In a large skillet, saute chicken in butter until juices run clear. Remove with a slotted spoon. Reduce heat to medium; add the asparagus, broth and lemon juice. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
  • Stir in the cream, onions, parsley, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Return chicken to the pan; heat through. Drain pasta; add to the skillet.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 417 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 455mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.

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