lemon chicken over pasta


2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
4 (4 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 oz. whole-wheat angel hair pasta
fresh basil leaves, grated parmesan (optional)


  1. for the marinade, in a small bowl combine lemon juice, oil, garlic, rosemary, basil, and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  2. place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag.
  3. add half the marinade; seal bag, and turn to coat.
  4. refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  5. cover remaining marinade; set aside.
  6. preheat broiler to high.
  7. coat a broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  8. remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. place chicken on broiler pan.
  9. broil 8-10 minutes per side or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°f, turning once.
  10. meanwhile, cook pasta al dente according to package directions, omitting the salt. drain and keep warm.
  11. slice chicken.
  12. to serve, place pasta on 4 dishes. top with chicken slices and drizzle with reserved marinade. sprinkle with basil and parmesan (if desired), and serve.
suggestion: serve with a side of steamed green beans or broccoli.

Nutrition (Per Serving)

serving size 7 oz.
servings 4
calories 385
fat 9g
saturated fat 1g
cholesterol 65mg
sodium 85mg
carbohydrate 37g
fiber 6g
sugars 1g
protein 35g