Mascarpone Chicken Fettuccine

With Asparagus, Toasted Walnuts, and Parmesan

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Cook Within: 1 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Tree Nuts

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This fettuccine is enveloped in a creamy sauce of Mascarpone and Parmesan cheeses and crowned with sautéed chicken, asparagus, and a touch of lemon. An easier and lighter take on fettuccine alfredo, this dreamy dish, sprinkled with buttery toasted walnuts, will have you wishing every night was a lazy summer night.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    5 oz. Fettuccine Pasta
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    ½ cup Mascarpone Cheese
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
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    1 oz. Walnuts
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    1 oz. Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Lemon
  • 6 oz. Asparagus

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Recipe Steps

  • Step 1 - Start Chopping

    Start Chopping

    First put a pot of salted water on to boil for the pasta. Then dice the chicken into cubes about ½ inch big. Chop the asparagus into one inch long pieces.

  • Step 2 - Cook the Chicken

    Cook the Chicken

    Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken, and squeeze the juice from ¼ of the lemon over. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Cook the chicken until lightly browned, flipping the chicken after about 3 minutes. The chicken should be cooked after 5-6 minutes. Remove from the skillet, cover and set aside.

  • Step 3 - Boil the Fettuccine

    Boil the Fettuccine

    Once the water is boiling, add the pasta. The pasta may stick out of the water at first, but after a minute or so you should be able to push the fettuccini into the pot. After 7 minutes, add asparagus to the water. Cook for another 3-4 minutes. At this point the pasta should be al dente. Remove ½ cup water from the pot, then drain the pasta and asparagus.

  • Step 4 - Prepare the Sauce

    Prepare the Sauce

    Using the same skillet you used to cook the chicken, combine the Mascarpone, the Parmesan (reserve a little for garnish), and the ½ cup of reserved pasta water, stir together over medium heat until just bubbling.

  • Step 5 - Toast the Walnuts

    Toast the Walnuts

    Chop the walnuts in to small pieces. In a small, dry skillet over high heat, toast the walnut pieces for about 4 minutes over high heat, or until they smell roasted and begin to brown. Remove from heat to prevent burning.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish

    Plate the Dish

    Add the chicken, pasta, and asparagus. Stir together, and let simmer for 2 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste, and sprinkle the walnuts on top of the pasta, as desired. Enjoy!

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