I was a little unsure about the idea behind this pasta when my wife ordered something similar in a restaurant. But we both loved it and knew that we had to go home and try to replicate it. Here is what we came up with!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in the bow tie pasta; return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is cooked through, but still firm to the bite, about 10 minutes. Drain.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Season chicken with lemon pepper.

  • Melt the margarine with the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir the chicken pieces until no longer pink in the center. Remove the chicken pieces, and place them in the bottom of a casserole dish.

  • To the same skillet, add the garlic, white wine, sour cream, basil, lemon zest, and 1/2 of the lemon juice. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove the skillet from the heat; stir in the pasta. Spoon the pasta and sauce mixture over the chicken. Cover with foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, about 15 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, parsley, spinach, and drizzle with the remaining lemon juice. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

398 calories; 30.7 g total fat; 49 mg cholesterol; 299 mg sodium. 20 g carbohydrates; 11.5 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2009
Yum!! I made this dish exactly as directed and it came out perfectly. No one flavor/ingredient overpowered the other - they all blended together perfectly. My 8-year-old daughter loved it too. I plan to make this part of our regular weeknight dinners and won't change a thing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/06/2010
My family would not eat this recipe. Eventhough we love lemon this taste was way too strong. Plus it was kind of dry. Read More
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158 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 91
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2009
Yum!! I made this dish exactly as directed and it came out perfectly. No one flavor/ingredient overpowered the other - they all blended together perfectly. My 8-year-old daughter loved it too. I plan to make this part of our regular weeknight dinners and won't change a thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
This was a hit tonight! I did double the chicken subbed butter for margarine added extra garlic and used just ground black pepper instead of lemon pepper. It came out tasting great - I subbed in multi grain pasta and no fat sour cream to feel a little less guilty. Thank you for sharing!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2009
Such a great tasting dish for any of those folks who love Bertucci's lemon creme penne rigate this is the perfect substitute. Definetley add more chicken cheese and think about doubling the spinich and mixing it through out the mix not just on top. So tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2009
yummy recipe i used it a a dinner party and everyone loved it. however i added more basil and parmesan. otherwise stayed with the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2009
This recipe was tasty but a little dry. Also this is for well more than 4 people. Adding milk to the leftovers improved the dish. I also added auteed onions in the butter/oil after cooking the chicken. I put the spinach in the sauce and used more than it called for. At least a full cup of spinach is better for this would be great adding other veggies as well. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2012
I liked the concept of this dish but the pasta came out really dry. Next time I think I will add more sour cream and perhaps even some cream cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2011
it was good....i think it should have all been blended together before cooking....i added more spinach and chicken Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2011
I followed this recipe almost to a T and it was fabulous! I used butter instead of margarine and just added a little extra lemon when I put the cheese on and it was superb. My family really enjoyed it (including my husband who detests sour cream.) Great dish will certainly be making again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2009
This was excellent. I didn't follow the recipe exactly: I used penne instead of bow-tie and cream cheese instead of sour cream because it was all I had. I also upped the white wine. Was excellent. My boyfriend loved it and keeps asking when I'll be making it again. Great recipe! Read More
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