Lemon Ricotta Chicken Pasta

Hello!

Oh my goodness, today was a long one. I get up early in the mornings to study, and when I do, the day just seems to drag on. Today was a good day though, we got our grades for our Immunology course which means one less class to worry about – YAY!! We had lectures all day today, nutrition, biochemistry and microbiology. I drank coffee and used some pretty highlighters to keep me focused 🙂

After our lecture ended at 3 I went for a quick run. I swear these days all I have time for is 3 miles and it makes me so sad!

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Then showered and dragged myself back to the library. It really is crazy to think of all of the hours I put into studying, but I try not to dwell on it. I just make sure my day is filled with lots of other fun things too- to balance it out! But, my life looks like this pretty much every single evening.

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I studied from about 4-7:30 until I decided to head home to cook some dinner. My trick is to leave my notebooks and clipboard at the library so I am forced to come back, instead of just staying at home… brilliant isn’t it?!

For dinner I made a delicious Lemon Ricotta Chicken Pasta, and I will share the recipe below! I’m back at the library now and I have a few more hours of studying before I’m finally free for the evening. I hope you had a wonderful day!

Lemon Ricotta Chicken Pasta

  • 2 chicken breast
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 Tbs. parmesan cheese
  • 12 oz. ricotta cheese (I used part-skim)
  • 1 pack of fetuccini pasta
  • 1 cup of pasta water
  • 3 cups of spinach (or more!)

Boil a pot of water for your pasta.
Season chicken with salt and pepper. I cut mine into tiny strips and cooked it in a skillet until it was done. Then I set it aside.
Cook pasta, then add to the skillet with the ricotta cheese, parmesan, lemon juice, lemon zest and cup of water. Mix together until warm. Add in the spinach and cook a little longer until it wilts. Finally, plate it and top with the chicken. Done!
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Enjoy! Follow me on Instagram, too! @ThePlumStethoscope

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