Day 2: Lemon Chicken Pasta

My husband once told me that he had never met anyone who at as many carbs as I do.  So, no meal planning would be complete without pasta in my mind.

Lemon Chicken Pasta

  • 1 lb pasta
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3 lemons, juiced with 1 TBS zest reserved
  • 1/3 C chopped fresh basil
  • 1 C cubed chicken
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper

Fry bacon until crispy and set aside to drain.  In leftover bacon grease, fry chicken to reheat.  Drain and put in bowl.   Boil pasta according to directions.

In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, Parmesan and lemon juice.

Drain pasta and reserve one cup of cooking liquid.  Put pasta in bowl and stir in dressing.  Slowly add cooking liquid until moistened.  You may not need all the liquid.

Chop bacon and add to pasta.  Stir in remaining ingredients and serve.

Serve with french bread and honey butter.

Honey Butter

  • 3/4 C butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 C honey

Cream honey and butter together.  Store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Day 3: Chicken and Dumplings

Jacquelyne Aubuchon is a guest contributor to this blog and a loving sister and aunt to the residents of Chism Heritage Farm.  You can contact her at or keep up with what she is doing at City Roots and Fruits.

3 thoughts on “Day 2: Lemon Chicken Pasta

  1. Your husband works so hard, I would think he needs a few carbs. I’m more concerned with the fat content of a recipe. This looks really good. Not being as active, right now, as you guys all are, I think I will eat a smaller portion.

    • He probably needs the fat for energy more than he needs the carbs, not to mention needing fat to carry fat-soluble vitamins. Sugar is pretty easy to come by in the modern era, quality fat sources are a bit harder. But, everything in moderation so a bit of pasta or bread here and there won’t kill us immediately. You really should check out Sally Fallon’s book. If you’re on board for more you might read Robb Wolf too. Just googling either of those names will give you a good start.

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