I finally made a dinner recipe!

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

dash salt

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. 

Benefits:

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!

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13 thoughts on “I finally made a dinner recipe!

  1. There’s such a thing as lemon pasta? Going on my next TJ’s shopping list! I love lemon. And I’m with ya on feeling proud when I actually make a dinner and don’t just throw a few leftovers/random veggies together.

  2. First I totally agree that dinner meals suck because of that NON-natural light. So dark! Especially now that it’s dark at 5. Ug. lol

    But, that said, this looks great! And I truly enjoy reading your blog and your recipes as you totally rock REAL FOOD. Thank you! You always have delicious food and fat. Fat is NOT the problem and I’m glad you’re rocking it. 🙂

  3. hey lauren! looks delicious as always! and I just might be making it considering….. i decided to go back to being a carnivore 🙂 and im really excited about it- i thought of you though because of what you commented on my blog! can’t wait to try some of your recipes that involve meat- i feel like the skys the limit now! 🙂 hope you have had a great day!

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