Props to me – I finally made a real dinner recipe. I blame procrastination. I have been studying for my Endocrinology midterm like a psychopath and have been desperately finding things to do to avoid starting my lab report. Sooo, I went to Trader Joes and picked up a few essentials and some cool new lemon pasta. And its not whole wheat. [Im actually proud of this.... reduction in whole wheat snobbery.] It inspired to me to make this dinner, which took about twenty minutes and was fabulously tastayyy.
Part of why I avoid dinner recipes is because the pictures turn out terrible. No natural light. :(
Chicken and Broccoli in a Lemon, Garlic Cream Sauce
Recipe: Serves 1
1 raw chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
1 1/2 cups raw broccoli florets
2 ounces (or 3/4 cup cooked) lemon pasta
For the cream sauce:
1/3 cup half half
3-4 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp garlic paste or 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tbsp honey
dash lemon pepper
Directions – Add the lemon juice and garlic to a pan on the stove on medium heat (mine was at 4.5). Add the chicken and broccoli florets. Once the chicken is half way cooked, reduce the heat a bit (mine was just below “4″) and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir. Let everything cook until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is thoroughly cooked. Don’t be alarmed if the half and half curdles. Once it thickens, it will look fine and taste delicious. A few minutes before the sauce looks done, boil the noodles until tender. Drain. Add the noodles to the chicken and cream sauce. Toss. Enjoy!
A creamy, savory garlic sauce with a punch of lemon and a tiny hint of sweetness.
Garlic * packed with antioxidants that fight aging, cancer, and heart disease! Garlic can lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels and eliminate free radicals (which cause cellular damage). It is also used to treat asthma and yeast infections.
Lemon * a great source of vitamin C. Lemons are also said to help balance the bodies PH and put it into a more alkaline state.
Chicken * A lean source of protein, B vitamins, and the calming amino acid tryptophan!