Sunday Dinner Series: Angel Hair Pasta with Grilled Lemon Basil Chicken

Each week, I’m on the hunt for interesting recipes I can prepare, for my Sunday dinners. I get excited when I come across a recipe that is healthy and doesn’t take a long time to prepare.

Not too long ago, I wanted to prepare a pasta dish with lemon basil chicken. Why lemon basil; I don’t know. But, I love the taste of lemon chicken. Many of the recipes I found called for a creamy sauce, which I didn’t want. I wanted a vinaigrette sauce that I could drizzle over the pasta. The McCormick’s Grill Mates marinade I used, worked perfectly as a pasta sauce! The combination of the olive oil, lemon juice, and white wine vinegar enhanced the flavor of the pasta, chicken, spinach, and tomatoes.

Anyways, I came across several recipes and decided to modify them, to create my own version — it was a smash hit with the family! If you find the time to prepare, I hope you’ll enjoy it as well!

Angel Hair Pasta with Grilled Lemon Basil Chicken

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Angel hair pasta with lemon basil chicken

Angel hair pasta with lemon basil chicken
Angel hair pasta with lemon basil chicken

Garlic, herb and wine marinade


  • 2 pkgs fresh chicken tenders (12 – 16 pieces)
  • 12oz pkg angel hair pasta
  • 1 bag fresh spinach
  • 6 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 pkgs McCormick’s Grill Mates Garlic, Herb, and Wine Marinade
  • 2 tablespoons basil
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar


  1. Rinse chicken and soak in a bowl of cold, salt water, for at least an hour. Rinse again and set aside.
  2. In 2 separate bowls, prepare marinades according to package. To each marinade mixture, add basil, 1/4 cup of lemon juice and white wine vinegar.
  3. Pour marinade, from one bowl, over chicken and set aside for at least 30 minutes. Save remaining marinade for pasta.
  4. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  5. Heat grill.
  6. Place chicken on grill and cook until done.
  7. In a skillet, add chicken, spinach, and tomatoes. Heat until spinach is lightly cooked.
  8. In a small, saucepan, heat the remaining marinade; adding more olive oil and lemon juice as desired.
  9. Serve chicken, spinach, and tomatoes over pasta. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette sauce. Serve with warm, flatbread.



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