Lemon Chicken with Broccoli & Bow Ties

Total Time:
6 hr 35 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
6 hr
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For the chicken:
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (4 lemons)
  • 3/4 cup good olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, halved and skin removed
  • For the salad:
  • 8 cups broccoli florets (4 heads)
  • 1/2 pound farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Directions
  • For the chicken, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, and thyme. Pour over the chicken breasts in a nonreactive bowl. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight.

  • Heat a charcoal grill and cook the chicken breasts for 10 minutes on each side, until just cooked through. Cool slightly and cut diagonally in 1/2-inch-thick slices.

  • Meanwhile, for the salad, cook the broccoli for 3 minutes in a large pot of boiling salted water. Remove the broccoli from the water with a slotted spoon or sieve. Place in a large bowl and set aside.

  • In the same water, cook the bow-tie pasta according to the package directions, about 12 minutes. Drain well and add to the broccoli.

  • In a small saute pan, heat the butter and oil and cook the garlic and lemon zest over medium-low heat for 1 minute. Off the heat, add 1 tablespoon salt, 3/4 teaspoon pepper, and lemon juice and pour this over the broccoli and pasta. Toss well.

  • Add the chicken, pine nuts and Parmesan to the broccoli and pasta and toss well.


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