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Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe for the whole family! Made with tender chicken, fresh lemon, heavy cream, herbs, and parmesan cheese … this simple pasta dish is bright, rich, and not too heavy. Perfect for spring, summer, and every season in between!

Ingredients

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Chicken

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper

Creamy Lemon Pasta

  • 8 oz farfalle pasta
  • 4 tbsp salted butter, separated
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp parsley, dried
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lemon, zest & juice
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 2/3 cup pasta water
  • Fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Start by boiling the pasta according to the package directions
  2. Next chop the chicken into bite-sized pieces.  Then heat the olive oil in pan over medium-high heat and add in the chicken pieces.  Season chicken with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper.  Sauté until cooked through and golden brown.  Set aside.
  3. Next add 2 tbsp butter and the minced garlic to a large skillet or pan on the stover over medium-high heat.  Add the oregano, parsley, salt, and pepper.  Sauté until fragrant and the garlic is translucent.
  4. Then add in the chicken broth, heavy cream, lemon zest, and lemon juice.  Simmer for a few minutes until slightly thickened.
  5. Turn the heat a bit lower.  Add in the parmesan cheese and pasta water.  Stir until the sauce is smooth and cheese is melted.
  6. Next add the cooked pasta and chicken to the pasta sauce.  Combine evenly.
  7. Add the remaining 2 tbsp butter. Combine again. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve with fresh parsley, lemon zest, and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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