Meal Kit

Chicken Scampi Spaghetti

with lemon and ciabatta croutons

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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Having a hedonist moment? Want to live for the flavor, for the creamy sauce, for the butter-y eminence? Lean into your urges here, and indulge in this epicurean pasta-and-chicken meal. Falstaff would devour this meal that's all pleasure without an inch of guilt. (Unless you put that on yourself; we're not judging.) Crispy ciabatta croutons maximize the carbs, while garlic and lemon both cut and bring out the natural richness of the cream and butter. Live for the now, live for this meal. Tip: Make quick work of mincing garlic by smashing the whole clove with the side of your chef's knife. Then rock the knife back and forth, keeping the tip steady by resting your other hand over the top.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 13 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
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    5 oz. Spaghetti
  • 1 Lemon
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    4 oz. Light Cream
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    1 Ciabatta
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    1 oz. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
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    ⅓ oz. Butter
  • 6 Chive Sprigs

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Large Pot
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using shrimp, follow same instructions as chicken in Steps 1 and 3, cooking until shrimp reach minimum internal temperature, 2-3 minutes per side. No need to slice.

  • If using steak strips, separate into a single layer, pat dry, and season with ¼ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper. Follow same instructions as chicken in Step 3, stirring occasionally until no pink remains and steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Cut ciabatta into 1" dice.

    Zest and halve lemon. Cut one half into wedges and juice the other half.

    Mince chives.

    Mince garlic.

    Pat chicken breasts dry, and season both sides with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.

  2. 2

    Cook Pasta and Make Croutons

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 8-10 minutes.

    Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander. Set aside.

    While pasta cooks, place diced ciabatta on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Spread into a single layer and toast in hot oven until browned, 8-10 minutes.

    While ciabatta toasts, cook chicken.

  3. 3

    Cook the Chicken

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Add chicken to hot pan and cook until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 5-7 minutes per side.

    Transfer chicken to a plate. Keep pan over medium-high heat.

  4. 4

    Make the Sauce

    Add 2 tsp. olive oil and garlic to hot pan and stir constantly until aromatic, 30-60 seconds.

    Add cream, butter, and half the pasta cooking water. Bring to a boil.

    Once boiling, stir in pasta, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper until heated through, 1-2 minutes.

    If too dry, add remaining pasta cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Remove from burner.

    Slice chicken into thin slices. Stir sliced chicken, cheese (reserve a pinch for garnish), 1 tsp. lemon juice, and a pinch of salt into pan.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Stir ciabatta croutons into pasta.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with 1 tsp. lemon zest, chives, and remaining cheese. Squeeze lemon wedges over pasta to taste. Bon appétit!

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