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Lemon Chicken Edamame Spaghetti Recipe

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This post is in partnership with Explore Cuisine. Recipe is my own

Lemon Chicken Edamame Spaghetti Recipe

My husband and I are month 2 into a low carb/low calorie diet. The two things I miss most is steak and pasta. The good thing about changing eating habits is that we are doing it together. I have never been so successful on a healthy change prior to having my husband jump on board. We hold each other accountable and at night discuss what we ate during the day, almost in competition form to who kept closest to the new regimen. Then we allow ourselves a cheat night once a week and look forward to our reward.

Both of us have dropped weight and I reached my goal weight this week. I also learned something else and that is how to get real creative in the kitchen. Ever heard of Edamame Spaghetti? It exists and I am so glad I tried it because I don’t have to crave actual pasta anymore.

Explore Cuisine have taken that popular soybean and created a delicious pasta noodle that I personally love better than actual pasta for more than one reason. First, it cooks in about 4 minutes in boiling water so that saves time. Second, it is delicious and that is an understatement. When I first served it my husband was a bit skeptical as if we were cheating on our diet. It is so  much like spaghetti but I handed him the box to read and we felt so good about our meal that night because it fits right in with how we are eating. We can have pasta again and not wait until our cheat night run to Italian restaurants.

This recipe was literally thrown together with leftovers in my kitchen. We are moving next week and living in transition until the home build is complete so I have to use up what we have in the fridge and freezer. It turned out delicious. The house LOVED it. Edamame is loaded with plant-based protein (25 grams per serving), fiber and iron. Explore Cuisine Organic Edamame Spaghetti is made from 100% organic ingredients and is vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and kosher. Let’s get to the recipe!

Lemon Chicken Edamame Spaghetti Recipe
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Category: Entre

Yield: 3

Serving Size: 1 Cup

Protein per serving:

Lemon Chicken Edamame Spaghetti Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 box Explore Cuisine Edamame Spaghetti (cooked per instruction)
  • 1 lb. Chicken Breast diced
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 C Sliced Green Pepper (any bell pepper will work)
  • 1 Bunch fresh Spinach (rinsed and drained well)
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook Edamame Spaghetti per box instructions.
  2. Meanwhile saute chicken with S&P in olive oil and set aside.
  3. Saute sliced bell pepper an garlic in olive oil until garlic browns. Add to chicken-set aside.
  4. Cook the rinsed and dried spinach down in olive oil-squeeze some lemon into the pan with it. Once cooked down (do not overcook) transfer to a paper towel-lined cookie sheet, cool a moment then press with more paper towels until dry.
  5. Add all back into the pan and add the cooked spaghetti. Stir to heat through.
  6. Squeeze more lemon juice to taste and top with fresh parmesan cheese.

Notes

Having your ingredients pre-chopped before you start cooking is much easier for this recipe. Pre-chop peppers, chicken and clean/dry the spinach.

Nutrition label for Lemon Chicken Edamame Spaghetti Recipe
http://parentinghealthy.com/lemon-chicken-edamame-spaghetti-recipe/

I had some green peppers I needed to use up so that is what I added to my recipe. It is nice to have a crunch with this dish so you can use any bell pepper and even some pine nuts or zucchini. I just sauted my peppers in some olive oil and garlic until cooked down a bit.

Tip: When cooking down spinach remember that spinach holds a lot of water. I used fresh spinach and rinsed. Then I drain and blot as much water out as possible. Cook down in olive oil. It just takes a moment or two so don’t overcook. Then I drizzle with some lemon juice and take it from the pan and lay it out on a paper towel lined cookie sheet and cool a tad before grabbing more paper towels to absorb the water still remaining in the cooked spinach.

The picture above is the final step. Put all of your cooked ingredients back together in a large pan or wok. I have cooked chicken breast, cooked spinach and sauted green peppers and minced garlic. Add the cooked and drained Edamame Spaghetti noodles and toss. Drizzle more lemon as you toss. Plate it and top with grated parmesan cheese.

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