Chicken and Shrimp Pasta

This is a light and fresh tasting pasta dish that’s full of flavor and simple to make, with out a lot of ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 box whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 lb chicken tenders
  • 1/2 lb large peeled shrimp
  • 1 lemon (juice and zest)
  • 1 green & red bell pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 shallot
  • 3 tbs butter
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

bring pot of water to a boil for pasta. zest lemon, set aside. peel shrimp and lay out. squeeze juice from half of lemon over shrimp, season with salt and pepper, set aside.

  1. heat large skillet up over med. high heat, coat with olive oil. season tenders with salt & pepper and place in pan. cook about 5 minutes on each side.
  2. slice bell peppers in half lengthwise, cut in half across and thinly slice into strips.
  3. flip the chicken and add pasta to boiling water.
  4. peel and slice shallot, finely garlic. remove chicken from pan. and butter and a few drizzles of olive oil to pan. mix in bell peppers. add shallots and garlic and mix everything together.
  5. slice chicken into strips and add back into pan. toss in shrimp and mix everything together.
  6. take pasta directly out of pot with a pasta spoon and add into pan. add about 1/4 cup of pasta water, mix in lemon zest and juice from lemon half. mix everything together.

SERVE

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