Your new go-to weeknight pasta. Right here. This is it. This is she. This be her. What?
And it has heavy cream in it so you can go ahead and do a triple axel twirl throw jump toe pick.
This pasta dish is EXACTLY what you want in a . . . well, pasta dish.
The sauce is perfection. Not too thick and gloppy, not too thin and pathetic. I used heavy cream because it’s still winter and our bodies require a certain amount of cream to keep us joyful. The cream and lemon and tiny bit of pasta water come together in harmony to create a sauce of sheer, pimp lusciousness.
But hold on I’ll get to that.
This is so simple! Take some chicken breast and cover it with an insane amount of dried Italian seasoning. To where you basically blacken the chicken. Because you see, seared blackened chicken breast and a lemony cream sauce clinging to bow-tie pasta is life achievement. Nothing better. Don’t try to argue with me.
Oh, AND BASIL. There’s fresh basil in this mess. Which makes it an any-time-of-year meal, especially if you have an ish-load of basil in your summer garden.
Thing is, if you eat this meal in the winter, like now, it will satiate your craving for warmer days. And you will experience deep stomach glee.
You’re like, please never say “deep stomach glee” again.
Creamy farfalle pasta, guys.
Do you say farfalle, or bow-tie pasta? I never know what to call it.
Or butterfly pasta! What about butterfly?
I just call it GET-IN-MY-FACE pasta.
And that is IT, bunnies.
Sear your chicken, boil your pasta, create the sauce, garnish with so much basil and parmesan cheese that you forget you have a torso.
I can’t tell you how much the lemon and basil smooch up in the sauce and create creamy babies of bliss. It’s just perfection. You’ll bawl forever.
Annnnnd this is what it will really look like once you mix it all together like a normal humans.
Comes together quickly.
Minimal prep and even more minimal cleanup.
THAT SAUCE, THOUGH.
Your new go-to weeknight meal.
Don’t argue with me.
Remember the whole triple axel twirl throw jump toe pick thing I mentioned? Yyyyyeppers.