Ready to kick-off grilling season with a one of a kind dish that will have your cookout guests asking for more? Grill chicken, asparagus, and romaine lettuce and toss with pasta and our summery sauce. This Lemon-Garlic Pasta can be served warm or cold!

Directions:

Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil.  Cook the ziti according to package directions.  Drain and reserve.

Heat an outdoor grill or grill pan over high heat.  Season the chicken with salt and pepper and a little of the oil. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for 3 – 4 minutes per side or until cooked through.  Reserve.  Brush the romaine and the asparagus with the remaining oil and season with salt and pepper.   Place the romaine and asparagus on the grill.  The romaine will start to char on the outside, turn to allow all sides to get a little char, about 3 minutes total.  Remove from the grill and reserve.  The asparagus will turn bright green and have grill marks when it’s ready, also about 3 minutes.  Remove from grill and reserve.  When the chicken, romaine and asparagus are cool enough to handle, chop the chicken into bite-sized chunks, roughly chop the romaine, and slice the asparagus into 2” pieces.  Reserve.

In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic.  Place the chicken, romaine, asparagus and ziti in a bowl and toss to combine.  Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.

Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 264 calories, 11 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 25 g carbohydrate, 15 g protein, 3 g dietary fiber, 3 gm sugar, 36 mg sodium, 24 mg cholesterol.

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