Spaghetti in Garlic Gravy with Herbs and Lemon Marinated Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes

lemon-chicken-spaghetti-2Wow, it’s a hefty name for such an easy recipe.  I’ve made this spaghetti recipe a few times and it is really scrumptious.  It reflects the original author of the recipe’s Tumbler account, which is called Goddess of Scrumptiousness.  I always thought that title belonged to Nigella .. but in any case, if the rest of the recipes on her blog is like this spaghetti she deserves the crown.

I love how she cleverly separates the lemon and garlic flavours in her preparation.  Together with the fresh tomatoes it forms perfection in your mouth.

Ingredients:

500 gr Spaghetti pasta cooked al dente
500 gr Chicken breast fillets (skinless and boneless, sliced into 1 inch chunks)

Chicken Marinade:

10 ml (2 teasp) Fresh thyme, chopped
10 ml (2 teasp) Fresh rosemary, chopped
  Zest of 1 lemon
  Juice of ½ a lemon
30 ml (2 tblsp) Extra virgin olive oil
5 ml (1 teasp) Coarse Salt
2,5 ml (½ teasp) Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Add all the marinade ingredients into the chicken and marinate for 20 minutes (if making this dish in pronto) or over night (if making this dish the next day… much better).
  2. Saute the marinated chicken in extra virgin olive oil until cooked (about 4-5 minutes) then set aside.

For the garlic gravy:

60 ml (¼ c) Unsalted butter
30 ml (2 tblsp) Extra virgin olive oil
4 Large garlic cloves, minced
30 ml (2 tblsp) Flour
625 ml (2½ c) Chicken stock
15 ml (1 tblsp) Fresh basil, chopped
  Salt and pepper to taste
60 ml (¼ c) Parsley, chopped
125 ml (½ c) Parmesan cheese, grated
2 cups Whole cherry tomatoes
  1. Place sauté pan over medium heat and add butter and olive oil.
  2. Saute garlic until fragrant and soft.
  3. Add the flour and cook for a minute.
  4. Add chicken stock and simmer gravy until thickened then add the chopped basil.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add the sauteed chicken in the gravy then toss the cooked spaghetti into this sauce.
  7. Add the cherry tomatoes and finish the dish with the chopped parsley and grated parmesan cheese (serve extra on the side).

Source:  goddessofscrumptiousness.tumblr

 

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