Lemon Basil Chicken

Recipe by Kimme Hargrove

Fresh basil and zesty lemon are the perfect ingredients to jazz up an ordinary chicken and pasta dish.

Lemon Chicken

4 ounces (2 cups, cooked) pasta of choice

2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

½ teaspoon salt and pepper, each

1 lemon, juiced and zested

6 large basil leaves, thinly chopped

Parmesan cheese, to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions. Once cooked, drain, and add 1 Tablespoon olive oil.

While pasta is cooking, season chicken with salt and pepper.

Add 1 Tablespoon olive oil to a large skillet, and heat on medium.

Add chicken to skillet, and cook until lightly golden (about 5-6 minutes on each side).

Add lemon juice and zest to chicken, and cook for 2 more minutes.

Serve chicken sliced thin over cooked pasta, and top with leftover juices from the skillet. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over entire dish, and top with chopped basil.

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