Dinner Tonight: Lemon & Asparagus Chicken Pasta

Ahhh…the spring pasta.  I just love a good light pasta for a spring supper.  This one is just so basic it’s silly.  A few noodles, some shredded chicken, veggies, a little lemon and grated Parmesan.
Easy and yummy.
Two of my favorite words.
Shopping List
1 pound of pasta (I used shells)
1 pound of cooked, shredded chicken (click here to see how I get the perfect chicken)
10 asparagus spears, chopped into pieces
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup chicken stock
8 to 10 green onions, chopped
1 lemon, the juice plus at least a tablespoon of the zest
Parmesan cheese to garnish
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
Salt and Pepper
Bring a pot of water to boil and drop your pasta.  Cook until al dente (about 7 or 8 minutes).
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, drizzle in a tablespoon or so of EVOO.  Add in your cooked and shredded chicken and saute a minute with some salt and pepper.  Stir in your chopped asparagus and frozen peas.  Stir in your stock.  Add in your onions, the juice of your lemon and your zest.  Stir in your cooked pasta.  Sprinkle a bit more salt and pepper down.
Ladle your pasta on to plates and garnish with Parmesan cheese.
Done.
So simple, right?  All of these ingredients cook up so quickly that this meal really comes together in no time! 
 You can also skip the chicken and eat this as a vegetarian pasta or substitute your favorite flaked fish or shrimp.  You can also add more veggies too!  So simple!
Happy Friday! 
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} March 21, 2014 at 11:15 am

    DANG this looks good! Love lemon and pasta together!

  • Aubs March 21, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    this sounds sooo good!! can't wait to try it!!

  • Romi Q March 26, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Made this for dinner and it was delicious! My family loved it!

  • Anonymous March 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    We made this last night for dinner and it was delicious!

  • The Rimke Chronicles March 31, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I had to come and find this recipe post so I can tell you THANKS for the delicious recipe!! My husband ate this so fast, I was shocked!! The lemon makes is fresh and the asparagus is so crunchy, perfect spring light pasta!

  • Miranda Clawson May 21, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Just mixed and match this one:
    REplaced chicken with salmon and added graded parm cheese.

    Delicious another one to add to our family favorites 🙂

  • Leticia Sangalang April 21, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Another keeper! I doubled the asparagus, we love it. Thanks for the simple and delicious recipe!