Lemon Basil Pasta with Smoked Chicken

Lemon Basil Pasta with Smoked Chicken
Lemon Basil Pasta with Smoked Chicken

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    (12-oz.) can evaporated skim milk

  • 1/8

    tsp. salt

  • 1/4

    cup gin, vermouth or vodka

  • 3

    (1/2 inch) lemon peel strips, yellow part only

  • 1/2

    red bell pepper or whole jalapeno (seeded)

  • 1

    pound fresh fettuccine or linguine

  • 1/3 to 1/2

    cup minced basil leaves, plus extra for garnish

  • 1

    tbsp. grated parmesan cheese

  • 8

    oz. cooked smoked chicken breast, cut up

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Place milk,salt, gin and lemon peel in heavy-bottomed skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently until volume is reduced by a third. Meanwhile, heat water in large pot to cook pasta. When it boils, blanch pepper for 1 to 2 minutes; remove and mince. Cook and drain pasta. Remove lemon peel from sauce; add red pepper, basil, parmesan chicken ad pasta. Adjust seasoning. Serve with extra cheese and basil leaves.

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