Healthy Lemon Basil Pasta

Here is another pasta recipe that is simple and healthy to make at home. I chose to feature basil in this recipe because it is a powerful antioxidant. It protects the body from cancer and aging. It has cardiovascular benefits that will be good for your bloodstream and blood flow.

You will need:
1 pound chicken breast
Garlic cloves
Juice and zest from one lemon
A spoonful of basil pesto (fresh basil is great too! Just chop it fine and add a little extra virgin olive oil if needed)
Black pepper
1/4 to 1/3 cup white wine (I used Sauvignon blanc)
Pasta shells (I used organic wheat shells)
Optional: 1 cup chopped broccoli
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Marinate the chicken breast in vegetable broth and black pepper. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or more.

To prepare the sauce I cooked the garlic in a pan for about a minute. Then I added the wine, lemon zest, basil pesto, and pepper. Simmer on medium high for about 10 minutes. I set that aside as I cooked the pasta shells. This particular brand takes me about 9 minutes to cook al dente.

In the sauce pan, I tossed in the chicken until it was nice and tender. I wanted more greens so I decided to toss in a cup of broccoli. Then toss in the pasta and give it a quick stir.
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Replace heavy creamy pasta dishes with this tangy light pasta dish. Your heart and health will thank you later <;3 cheers to a happier and healthier lifestyle!

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