Easy Entertaining

The other night we had some great friends over for dinner.  I LOVE to entertain…so much fun!  AND, I love to cook for guests…also so much fun.  Often when we have folks over for dinner, it takes me a while to figure out what I will serve.  I found this recipe off Pinterest, DUH, and I wanted to share.  It is an incredibly easy recipe AND it will knock your socks off…and your guests!  Enjoy!

For nibbles, we had cheese, crackers and great wine!

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Chicken and Garlic Pasta with a Hint of Lemon

Ingredients

  • 3 Lemons
  • Olive Oil
  • 6 Cloves of Fresh Garlic
  • Fresh Basil
  • White Wine
  • Garlic Salt/Garlic Pepper
  • A Bag of Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 3 Chicken Breasts
  • Pasta (I prefer angel hair)

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Cook the pasta.  Drain the pasta.  Go ahead and mince your 6 cloves of garlic.  Cut your chicken into small pieces and cook with olive oil, a tablespoon of fresh garlic, seasoning to your likings and a quick and small pour of white wine.  Really, you can cook your chicken however you want.  In a small frying pan, generously cover the bottom of the pan will olive oil.  Add the rest of the minced garlic to the mix.  Simmer the garlic and olive oil until the garlic is a light brown.  Add 1/4 cup of white wine and lemon juice of 1.5 of Lemons.  Simmer for anywhere between 5-10 minutes.  Put the cooked pasta in a large bowl.  Pour the olive oil and garlic mixture you just fried up into the bowl with the pasta.  Add the cooked chicken.  Completely cover the top of the bowl with Garlic Salt, Garlic Pepper and fresh Basil (make sure this is dried and sliced).  Squeeze the remainder of the 1.5 Lemons into the mixture.  Add the bag of parmesan cheese.  Toss everything together until well mixed…Serve!

Note:  If slightly bland, add more spices and salt.  Also, I used cilantro as a garnish that gives this recipe an extra bit of flair.  This recipe is delicious!!!! 

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