Pasta Aglio E Olio with Grilled Chicken
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A quick and hearty meal prepared in just a few easy steps.
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6
  • ***Grilled Chicken***
  • Boneless chicken breast, 2 pieces
  • 1 clove minces garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cayenne pepper
  • ***Pasta***
  • 1 box pasta, I prefer linguine or spaghetti
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt
  • 2 cups reserved pasta water
  • ***Veggies***
  • Chopped kale
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  1. Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients for at least an hour
  2. Grill for about 4-5 minutes on one side, and 2-3 minutes on the other side
  3. Once chicken is cooked all the way, let it rest for 5 minutes off the grill, then cut into pieces
  4. You can also bake this chicken in oven at 375 for about 30 minutes. I wrap it in foil paper to keep it moist.
  5. ***Pasta***
  6. Cook pasta per directions on package with salt
  7. Once done, set aside 2 cups of pasta water to use for late
  8. While pasta cooks, saute the 6 cloves of garlic in the oil for 1 minute
  9. Add crushed red peppers and saute for another 20-30 seconds
  10. Slowly add the reserved pasta water ½ cup at a time
  11. Let it simmer and reduce slightly
  12. Add in the pasta and toss
  13. ***Veggies***
  14. Saute garlic for a few seconds in oil
  15. Add kale and saute for 2 minutes
  16. Add cherry tomatoes, cut in half, salt and pepper
  17. Saute for another couple of minutes
  18. Put the pasta aglio e olio into a dish, top it off with grilled chicken and the kale/tomatoes.
  19. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese and enjoy this absolutely delicious and comforting meal!!
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