A delicious, creamy pasta dish. NOTE: Because some of you have asked, the yeast in this recipe is NOT the same thing as the yeast you use in bread. There is a big difference. You can get nutritional yeast at most health food stores.
Course: Main Course, Pasta
Servings: 8servings (approximately)
Author: The Gracious Pantry
1lb.whole grain pasta
2lb.boneless, skinless chicken breasts(4 breasts)
1/2tsp.ground black pepper
2tbsp.nutritional yeast(for the cheesy effect)
drinking water(to cook pasta in. You'll be using some of the water in the recipe, so be sure it's water you actually want to ingest.)
Bake your chicken separately in the oven with a little salt, garlic powder and onions powder at 375 F. for approximately 30-40 minutes or until it reaches at least 165 F. on a meat thermometer. When done, chop into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
Set the pasta to cook in a large pot.
Break the eggs into a medium bowl (whole eggs and whites), and whisk until smooth and well blended. Keep this within reach.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the lemon zest, juice and spices. Mix well and set next to the pot so you have it handy.
When the pasta is done, scoop out about 1 cup of the water and set next to the pot so it's handy to grab. Then drain your pasta.
READ THESE NEXT STEPS ENTIRELY BEFORE PROCEEDING
This step has to happen quickly while the pasta is still very hot. So grab a large wooden spoon and get ready to stir!
Return the pasta to the pot.
Pour the eggs into the hot pasta and stir vigorously. Just as the eggs look like they are beginning to get cooked (less than a minute), pour in the hot pasta water, a 1/4 cup at a time, and continue stirring vigorously.
You should see a nice, creamy sauce begin to form. If you do not use all the water, that's okay. But don't throw it away either. Set it aside.
Stir in your chicken and lemon/spices.
Lastly, stir in the nutritional yeast.
Now that you've stirred yourself a prize-winning bicep muscle, you will see that, most likely, the "creamy" factor of the pasta has disappeared. (If it hasn't, great). If this is the case, just add a bit more of the pasta water.
Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.