Cilantro Lime Chicken Pasta

Cilantro Lime Chicken Pasta

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cilantro lime chicken pasta, lime chicken, chicken pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 673kcal
Author: Garrett King
Cilantro Lime Chicken Pasta is bursting with flavor! Chicken and pasta tossed together in a creamy Alfredo sauce. 
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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts about 1 lb.
  • 2 tsp roasted garlic herb seasoning
  • 3 limes
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Alfredo sauce I made my own, but store bought roasted garlic Alfredo Sauce will work
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz linguine pasta
  • 1/4 cup white wine can substitute 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  • Start large pot of water boiling for the pasta.
  • Cut chicken into bite sized pieces. Place in bowl.
  • Grate zest from 2 limes to make 1 teaspoon of zest. Squeeze juice from limes to make 1/4 cup of juice.
  • Toss chicken together with 1 tbsp. Olive Oil, roasted garlic herb seasoning and lime zest.
  • Start pasta cooking while frying chicken. 
  • Heat large frying pan medium high heat, add remaining tbsp olive oil. Add chicken and cook for 5-7 minutes until done. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • In same pan, add white wine (chicken broth will also work) and lime juice. Scrape all browned bits from bottom of pan.
  • Stir in Alfredo Sauce, bell peppers and peas and 1/4 cup of cilantro. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until peppers and peas are tender.
  • Add chicken back to pan, then toss together with cooked pasta.
  • Serve chicken and pasta by topping servings with 1 tbsp. of grated parmesan cheese, a dollop of salsa, then garnish with fresh cilantro.

Notes

Check out this great recipe for homemade Alfredo Sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 673kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 976mg | Potassium: 845mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1577IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 3mg