2medium boneless skinless chicken breastscut into 1 inch chunks or strips
Salt and black pepperto taste
1 1/2tablespoonsminced garlicdivided
1poundasparagusends trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
Juice and zest of one lemon
1/3cupgrated parmesan cheeseplus more for garnish
1/2cupgrated mozzarella cheese
Chopped fresh parsley and lemon slices for garnishif desired
In a large pot bring water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
While the pasta cooks, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and season with salt, black pepper and oregano. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until browned and cooked through. Add 1 teaspoon minced garlic and cook for another minute, until fragrant. Transfer to plate and set aside.
Add butter to the same skillet and melt over medium high heat. Add remaining minced garlic and asparagus and saute for 1 minute, until just starting to turn bright green. Whisk in the cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic powder, oregano, parmesan and mozarella cheese. Allow the sauce to thicken and cheese to melt. Add the drained pasta and chicken back into the skillet. Season with salt and black pepper to taste (I used about 1 1/2 teaspoons salt + 1/2 teaspoon black pepper). Toss to coat well until everything is heated through.
Serve hot and sprinkle with more parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, and lemon slices, if desired.