Grilled Chicken and Lemon Basil Pasta
Picture from and Recipe Adapted from Pioneer WomanIngredients
■4 whole Grilled Chicken Breasts, Sliced
■1 pound Penne Pasta, Cooked Until Al Dente
■½ sticks Butter
■3 whole Lemons, Juiced
■¾ cups Heavy Cream
■¼ cup Milk
■1-½ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese (or Romano)
■Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
■10 fresh whole Basil Leaves, Chopped into strips
Cook pasta, reserving 1 cup of hot pasta water when you drain. Set pasta aside in a colander.
In the same pot, melt butter over medium heat. Squeeze in the juice of 3 lemons. Whisk together. Pour in cream and half-and half and-heat. Whisk until hot. Dump in cheese and whisk until melted. Add salt and pepper. Check consistency, adding some of the hot pasta water to loosen the sauce if needed.
Pour pasta and sauce into a large serving bowl. Sprinkle remaining basil all over the top, then add sliced chicken breasts. Serve immediately!