6.17.2009

Grilled Lemon Chicken with Cheese Tortellini and Fresh Veggies



I had a hankerin' for tortellini! As I have told you before, my husband doesn't enjoy pasta so we rarely eat it. I decided that he could put up with it for one night. My daughter was so excited to see pasta cooking! She is a pasta fan, especially if Alfredo sauce is involved.


For this dish you will need:
  • 3-4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 large package of Buitoni 4 cheese Tortellini
  • 1 10 oz container of Buitoni Light Alfredo Sauce
  • 1 15 oz can of Artichoke Hearts
  • 1 cup sliced asparagus
  • 1 zucchini (This is the 1st one from my garden!)
  • 3 tbsp of fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (I forgot to put my olive oil in the picture, darn it!)
  • kosher salt
  • cracked pepper
  • tomatoes quartered
  • loosely chopped basil
  • grated parmesan
Make several slices in your chicken to allow the marinade to penetrate. Marinate in 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp kosher salt and 1/2 tsp cracked pepper for about 30 minutes. Cook on an outdoor or George Foreman Grill. Cut into slices.

Cook the pasta according to directions on package.



Slice your veggies and chop your basil. Cook asparagus and zucchini until tender crisp in a little salted water. Place the cooked pasta into a large bowl and toss with remaining lemon juice.



Add the sliced veggies, sliced chicken, and Alfredo sauce and toss.



Top with Parmesan , chopped basil, tomato wedges, and a little cracked pepper.

This really hit the spot!

Print recipe

~Mmm. Pasta with Alfredo Sauce!~




Oh, and I wanted show you my peas! I just discovered them today. Aren't they cute!!





34 comments:

Cairo Typ0 said...

Alfredo sauce is one of my favourite thins in the world! I like how you added all the protien and veggies to make what could have been a fattening meal quite healthy. :)

Dajana said...

Hi, I made lemon and basil marinated chicken breasts yesterday, and served it with tomato and cucumber couscous. Nobody complained. So I guess it was ok. I love cheese tortellini, but I usually serve them alone, not as a side.

Moonspinner said...

Very nice, love your peas ... too cute.

Stesha said...

My family LOVES Pasta. They would go crazy if I cooked this! Really they would.

I'm in the process of planting me a garden too!

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

Katy ~ said...

Gosh, does that every look GOOD!

Fresh peas! Your plant looks strong and healthy. I'll bet the anticipation for your first meal is building. Yum!

Denise said...

The peas are adorable and this looks mighty tasty. I will bookmark to try soon.

5 Star Foodie said...

Tortellini sound scrumptious, great with grilled chicken and all the yummy fresh veggies! The peas are so adorable!

mrsb said...

That looks delish!

kel said...

Oh my gosh.... I am drooling!!!

ps. I'm not at girlintheglasses anymore! I've moved to
http://www.ahesitanthousewife.blogspot.com/

Pam said...

That looks so good with all those yummy vegetables.

And just look at your baby peas!!!

Mary said...

I'm sure this tastes as good as it looks. It looks awfully good. Those photos are wonderful.

Randi Troxell said...

love meals like this- looks awesome! and Go You! with your little peas!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Yum! We didn't grow peas this year, though.:( Enjoy yours! Lori

girlichef said...

This lemon chicken is awesome. Everything looks so tasty...my daughter would go crazy over this meal, too! And I luv your cute little peas!

BarbaraJean said...

Yum! I love pasta and my mouth started watering over those wonderful fresh vegies. I don't eat enough of those and they are so good for you. This is a recipe I would definitely enjoy. Thanks!

Jen said...

this is my kind of meal. We eat pasta like everyday. Kids love it! I am so going to try this recipe.

Jen said...

Oh and I just finished your Banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. Totally awesome and big smiles from my kids.

Danielle said...

Oooooooo!!!!!!! This looks sooo delicious!

Katherine Aucoin said...

This looks fantastic! Don't you just love the Buitoni pastas?

Jenn said...

... This looks temptingly good. Pasta, chicken , veggies. A combination that can't be beat.

Kristin said...

I definitely think I'll have to add this to my menu next week. Thank you for getting me out of my eating out rut. The hubs thanks you too!

Joyce said...

Oh my I don't know anyone who does not like pasta:)
Joyce

Juliana said...

Great tortellini...must taste fabulous with the sauce and all the other ingredients...yummie! Love the pea pods in the pictures...awesome!

teresa said...

Fantastic! Great way to enjoy tortellini!

Cathy said...

Mmmmm, love the veggies in this pasta dish. And the tortellini..and the lemon chicken. Guess I better make it.

Rosie said...

Very cute peas! I have an herb garden but maybe I should graduate to some veggies! This dish looks sooo good and as usual, easy to make! I havn't forgotten our "joint venture". I was thinking picking a country or a region within that country and a dish/wine from that area(along with sights and sounds). Whatdya think?

Lisa said...

Looks great. Lots of veggies make it extra appealing. My husband isn't that crazy about pasta either but I love it.

An, yes, your peas are very cute.

Reeni♥ said...

I get happy when I see pasta with alfrdo sauce too! This looks really delicious-lovely flavors going on here.

jenjen said...

Everything you make is so amazing! YUM! And what a cute little pea pod. My peas are growing, but no pods yet!

Have a super week!

XOOX
Jen

Bren said...

Good to find you! I love your garden peas! Oh I so wish I could grow my own garden...I'm with your husband on not eating pasta too much. *sigh*

WhisperingWriter said...

My mouth is watering. I would love this.

~Kathie~ said...

This recipe looks delicious! I love all the fresh vegetables you put with this- I am going to have to try this soon! (I made your recipe for the Asian Turkey Burgers last night and they were great!!!) Thanks for all the recipes that you put on your blog!

Ruth said...

That just made my tastebuds go wild with envy! Gotta save it and try it sometime this week! Can't fail neglected tastebuds lol

Julia said...

That honestly looks like heaven in pasta and veggies. I am totally sold. And if you ever come our direction I will highjack your car and steal you from your family with a ransom of cooking for a few days. ;)

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