Pasta with Spinach and Grilled Chicken

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Cooking Classy

Pasta is not something one thinks of as a grilling recipe. However, grilling the chicken for this Lemon Ricotta Parmesan Pasta with Spinach and Grilled Chicken recipe adds a smoky and rich flavor to the chicken. Once grilled, simply slice chicken into strips and add to pasta mixture.

 

Lemon Ricotta Parmesan Pasta with Spinach and Grilled Chicken

Yield: About 5 – 6 servings

Courtesy: Cooking Classy

Ingredients

  • 1 lb grilled chicken breasts, sliced into strips*
  • 1 lb dry linguine, fettucine or spaghetti
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water
  • 6 oz fresh baby spinach, steamed just until beginning to wilt
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups part skim ricotta
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan, plus more for serving

Directions

  • Brush the the chicken lightly with olive oil and season both sides salt, pepper and garlic powder before grilling.
  • Cook pasta in salted water according to directions listed on package, reserve 1 cup pasta water before draining pasta.
  • Drain water (reserve 1 cup) and return pasta to pot. Set pot over medium-low heat and add olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, ricotta, 1/2 cup hot reserved pasta water and parmesan and toss to evenly coat. Add in more pasta water as desired to thin and season with salt and pepper to taste, cook and toss, about 2 minutes, until ricotta is heated through. Toss in spinach and grilled chicken. Serve warm topped with more parmesan if desired.

 

 

10 Things to Help You Chill This Summer

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As summer begins, the temperature rises and our thoughts turn to ways of remaining cool outside. Sun-worshiping, fresh-air seeking, and good-time leisure-loving people all over the country are thinking of how best to chill over the next few months.

My list of must-have summertime chill items include the following:

Prodyne

1. Iced Carafe

Place this handy beverage serving container in the freezer for an iced carafe which will keep your drinks chilled without the distaste of a diluted drink.

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2. Infusion Pitcher

Keep this pitcher filled with chilled water and fill attached reservoir with sliced . . . → Read More: 10 Things to Help You Chill This Summer

Inflatable Outdoor Furniture from Pigro Felice

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Pigro Felice

Time spent relaxing outside should evoke thoughts of laziness and, having spent those lazy hours doing little more than nothing, one should experience a feeling of happiness. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that the name Pigro Felice was chosen as the name for a line of pool furniture. In Italian, pigro felice means lazy and happy.

Pigro Felice

Trendy, stylish and innovative describe the Pigro Felice line of inflatable, modular outdoor furniture which does double duty as both patio furniture and pool (as in, in-the-pool) furniture. Used separately, the furniture pieces are lounging furniture such as . . . → Read More: Inflatable Outdoor Furniture from Pigro Felice

Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

 

 

I like to think of this grilled portobello mushroom recipe as the healthy answer to stuffed potato skins. Using a handful of healthy ingredients and low-fat mozzarella cheese, these are the no-guilt appetizer many have been waiting for. But why limit yourself to an appetizer portion? These make a great meal, too!

 

Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Ingredients

2/3 cup chopped plum tomato

1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

1 teaspoon olive oil, divided

1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh or 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary

1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

1 garlic clove, crushed

4 . . . → Read More: Grilled Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

The Chat Group

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Atlanta Homes

What, exactly is a chat group? How is it different from a seating group? The term “seating group” and “dining group” have historically been used to distinguish between two types of outdoor furniture arrangements each of which serve different functions: conversational seating and dining. So, where does the chat group fit in?

Atlanta Homes

A chat group would certainly be included in the broader term seating group, but focuses a little more on the type of furniture contained within the group. A chat group differs from the seating group as having four or more chairs placed . . . → Read More: The Chat Group