It's so hard to find recipes with Mizithra cheese other than the typical browned butter, so here is a new twist on an old favorite! Great for summer evenings! I like to use a George Foreman® grill to cook the chicken.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
26 mins
total:
41 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.

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  • Spray a grill pan lightly with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Sprinkle seasoned salt on both sides of chicken and cook until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Let cool slightly.

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a low simmer and cook until butter has a caramel fragrance and is almost done foaming, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Combine linguine, chicken, spinach, basil, and thyme in a large bowl. Pour browned butter on top. Toss well to combine. Add Mizithra cheese and pine nuts; toss again. Garnish with freshly ground black pepper.

Cook's Note:

Substitute spaghetti for the linguine if desired.

Nutrition Facts

701 calories; protein 37.2g; carbohydrates 100.9g; fat 23.1g; cholesterol 89.5mg; sodium 720.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2016
I'm so excited about this recipe! First browned butter spaghetti is one of my favorite dishes from the Old Spaghetti Factory and this brought back so many memories. Very easy to make and so easy to add other things into this dish. I wanted a bit more veggies so in the same large pan that I made the chicken breasts I added some sliced red pepper onion and zucchini. Also stirred in some fresh parsley. Mizithra cheese is hard to find but both Whole Foods and Trader Joes carried it as did King Soopers. It's a semi hard cheese and you can buy it pre-grated or you can grate it yourself. Really loved this tasty and very nutty flavor-y dish. Thank you!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2016
I'm so excited about this recipe! First browned butter spaghetti is one of my favorite dishes from the Old Spaghetti Factory and this brought back so many memories. Very easy to make and so easy to add other things into this dish. I wanted a bit more veggies so in the same large pan that I made the chicken breasts I added some sliced red pepper onion and zucchini. Also stirred in some fresh parsley. Mizithra cheese is hard to find but both Whole Foods and Trader Joes carried it as did King Soopers. It's a semi hard cheese and you can buy it pre-grated or you can grate it yourself. Really loved this tasty and very nutty flavor-y dish. Thank you!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2019
So good! Seriously hard to find good recipes for Mizithra. This one will definitely be in the rotation for spring. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2020
I enjoyed this recipe and used it as a foundation for my ow n creation I added more veggies and used leftover chicken. While 5 oz pasta is cooking in salt water, i put 1/4 cup butter in a here is what I did:low heat cast iron and added 2 cloves coarse cut garlic. Let it brown turning garlic midway, about 5- 10 minutes. I used used some leftover deviled chicken thighs and rotisserie chicken, diced it and put in a bowl. Added fresh Marjoram, thyme and basil and tossed with the chicken.. Finely dice 1/2 cup mushrooms 1/4 yellow onion and 1/4 red bell pepper. Remove garlic brown butter from cast iron into a ramekin and set aside. Do not wipe out remaining butter. Add mushrooms, onion and bells to med temp cast iron and sauté until tender and sweated. Add chicken and herbs and spinach and toss and warm through. Add splash of pasta water to steam. Drain pasta and add to cast iron and toss. Put a on a platter and top with 1/2 cup grated Mizithra cheese and drizzle brown butter and garlic on top. I Ike’s served with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Read More
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