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Frugal Fridays: Lemon Chicken Bowtie Pasta

Lemon Chicken Bowtie Pasta


Servings 6

8 oz Farfalle (bowtie pasta) – $.78
4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast – $4.25
5 Green Onions – $.75
1 clove Garlic – $.10
2 Tbsp Canola Oil – $.04

White Sauce:
2 Tbsp margarine – $.10
2 Tbsp Flour – $.04
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper – $.01
1/2 Cup fat free milk – $.21
1 cup chicken broth – $.56
1 1/2 TBsp Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard – $.56
1/4 cup Lemon juice – $.46
Salt and pepper to taste – $.02

Total Cost – $7.88
Cost Per Serving – $1.31

Prep Day: Cook pasta unitl al dente. Drain and set aside. Cut chicken into 3/4 inch pieces. Set aside. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green onions and garlic and saute one minute.

Add chicken and saute, turning chicken occasionaly until cooked through, about 12 -15 minutes.

Add pasta, toss and set aside.

Make white sauce. In microwave safe dish, Melt margarine about 20-30 seconds, add flour and cayenne pepper and mix well. Add milk, chicken broth and salt and pepper and stir until completely blended. Microwave on high, pausing to stir every 30 seconds or so, until sauce is thick and bubling, about 1 to 2 minutes. While sauce is still hot stir in lemon juice and mustard and immediately toss to mix.

To Freeze: Cool and place in freezer quality plastic bag.

Serve Day: Thaw overnight in refridgerator and heat in microwave for 4-5 minutes.



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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