lemon chicken pasta

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By Beth Pierce
from Old Monroe, MO

This Lemon Chicken Pasta combines lightly breaded lemon pepper chicken breasts pan fried in a little olive oil and served with spaghetti noodles in a creamy garlic lemon sauce with Parmesan Cheese, sweet peas, and chopped fresh parsley. This pasta is easy for a weeknight yet elegant enough for company. Make a batch today and get ready to listen to the praises.

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For lemon chicken pasta

  • 2
    large boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 c
  • 3/4 c
    fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp
    lemon pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 12 oz
    spaghetti pasta
  • 3 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 1/2 c
    low sodium chicken broth
  • 2/3 c
    frozen peas
  • 1
    lemon zested and juiced
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter cut in small cubes
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh chopped italian parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make lemon chicken pasta

  • 1
    Combine the flour, 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, and lemon pepper in a shallow bowl. Dredge the chicken breasts in the flour. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the chicken until it is golden brown on both sides and cooked through; 3-4 minutes each side. Plate the chicken and cover it with a loose aluminum foil tent.
  • 2
    Meanwhile bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the pasta according to the package directions. Do not overcook and drain well.
  • 3
    Wipe the skillet fairly clean and heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium low heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute while stirring constantly. Add the heavy cream and bring it to a simmer. Add the chicken broth a little at a time while the cream reduces.
  • 4
    Add the peas, lemon zest, and lemon juice and continue simmering until the mixture is reduced by about 1/3. Reduce the heat as low as it will go and stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese in small increments stirring until it is melted.
  • 5
    Add the cooked pasta to the sauce; tossing to coat. Add the butter stirring until melted and incorporated. Stir in the fresh parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste. Slice the chicken and add it to the pasta. For best results serve promptly.