Spaghetti.Garlic.Herbs.Lemon.Marinated Chicken. Pinterest Recipe Review

I have to tell you that I am so excited to be a part of this Pinterest Post Party! I’ve been talking about it for days!!!

I think The Husband thinks I’m a bit nuts. I Love him dearly (Happy Anniversary Honey!) and he is great at the tech stuff (imagine words like traffic, code, monetization, analytics, etc – fun, right? :) ) But, he keeps saying things like “what are you getting for doing it?” um. Nothing. “Well, we can pin it to your Pinterest board and get some extra traffic that way, right?” um. Nope. And I won’t be putting the recipe in the post either. I’ll just talk about what I’m doing and tell them to go to the original post for the recipe.  ”If you aren’t even posting the recipe anywhere, why would you even do it?!” Um. Because it’s fun?! :)

He just smiles and supports me though, I am thankful he knows the value of things other than money. And he gets to try the recipes ;) The first one I chose to make is called “Spaghetti in Garlic Gravy with Herbs and Lemon Marinated Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes”. With a name like that, it has to be good, right? It was created by Jeannie Maristela over at Goddess Of Scrumptiousness.

Okay. Lets get down to the food.

First I made a marinade. The recipe calls for fresh herbs, but here in MN those things are expensive. And mine haven’t grown enough to use yet. So I just used dried. The marinade is made up of lemon, extra virgin olive oil, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.

Marinade made from lemon, herbs, and extra virgin olive oil

Mix it up well and add some chicken. Let it marinate.

Marinate strips of chicken in lemon/herb/evoo mixture

Then it’s time to get busy. Get out a big pot and add lots of water, for spaghetti. Then get out a skillet and add some extra virgin olive oil, to saute the chicken. Get out a second skillet (a really large one) and add extra virgin olive oil and butter.

Simmer butter garlic and extra virgin olive oil

In the chicken skillet I ended up having to do two batches. After the first batch was done I put it on a plate and covered it with foil, then made the rest.

plate the chicken strips and cover to keep warm

In the other skillet, the one with the butter and oil, add some garlic. Then add some flour and cook for a minute. Then add some chicken broth. Simmer it until it smells yummy and gets thick. Then add some basil. Again, the recipe calls for fresh, I used dry. Sad.

Add chicken broth, flour and basil - then simmer

Don’t forget that you are also cooking the pasta. Can you multi-task and cook three things at once? Not long ago I wouldn’t have been able to! This is definitely not a beginner level recipe.

When the pasta, chicken, and gravy are all done mix them together.

Cook the marinated chicken strips in a skillet

Add some cherry tomatoes and mix well. Then put in your serving bowl and top with parsley

Put in serving bowl and add Cherry Tomatoes and Parsley

and lots of Parmesan cheese.

Final product! Enjoy this yummy Garlic Herb Spaghetti with Lemon Marinated Chicken!

How did it taste? Well, each of my children asked for seconds. That is unheard of. They went on and on about how good it was. The Husband, had four helpings! (but on his fourth he picked the tomatoes out). I had two helpings.

This meal was fantastic! Just a hint of lemon. The sauce was creamy. The tomatoes were warm and soft. The chicken was so good. The pasta was cooked perfectly.

A word of caution, though. This should definitely be an occasional meal. It is seriously so good that it isn’t possible to eat a healthy amount. You will not lose weight while eating this meal.

But still. It’s so good!!!

Don’t forget. Go check out Jeannie on Pinterest to get the full recipe.

To see other Pinterest reviews, click below to go to the post party :)

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And, as always,
Smile and have a great day! :)

~Amanda

6 comments to Spaghetti.Garlic.Herbs.Lemon.Marinated Chicken. Pinterest Recipe Review

  • Hopefully, as this picks up speed you will see more traffic as people follow the linky to see what you wrote about – like me. :)

    I’m so glad you tried this with dried herbs – I don’t have fresh now either so it’s good to see that it works. About how much of each of the dried did you use?

  • Mindee, Thanks so much for doing this, and inviting people to join you! :) I just cut the amounts in half. Except for thyme. I added a bit extra of that one, since it is my favorite. And make sure you still chop the rosemary up really small or it will stay hard and ruin the dish (I learned that a while back, and will never make that mistake again!) :)

  • I love your clean, fresh blog! And I wish I could make this recipe tonight. Your writing style made it look so easy, great post!

    • Missy, thanks for stopping! It was easy, as long as you can multitask. And it’s probably even easier if your husband isn’t taking photos over your shoulder. I had to shove him out of the way to prevent it from burning more than once. :)

  • This looks good! I have a chicken pasta recipe that is very similar but also calls for black olives and grated squash. I haven’t made it in a while but this reminds me of that recipe. I will give this one a try-thanks for sharing!

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