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rocketyak  ·  143 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Do You Want refugee's Secret "Make Bae Happen" 3rd Date Dinner Recipe? Here Ya Go

Lemon chicken pasta with capers. Pretty sure either this or homemade snicker-doodles is how I hooked my bae.

Recipe -

- salt & pepper 2 chicken breasts cut into large chunks

- add 1-2 tbsp olive oil to a deep pan

- brown the chicken on all sides on medium high and then remove from the pan

- sautee a few cloves of garlic in the same pan on medium with 1/2 tbsp butter until fragrant

- add about half a lemon sliced into 1/8" rounds and let cook for ~2 minutes while stirring

- de-glaze the pan with 1/4 cup white wine then add 1/4 cup chicken broth plus 1.5 cups water plus 1/4 cup lemon juice

- return chicken to the pan with 16oz of raw pasta

- bring to a light boil and then let simmer for 10-12 minutes (6-8 if you are using GF pasta) covered until chicken is cooked through, and pasta is cooked to al dente

- stir in about a tablespoon of capers

- serve with some shredded Parmesan on top

If your bae likes cheese like I do though there's an awesome one pot recipe for cheesy sun-dried tomato pasta that is so. freaking. good. Mine is mildly lactose intolerant, so I just make that when he's out of town.