Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta
This Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is sure to please the whole family. It is a creamy and flavorful pasta dish that is packed with protein and vegetables. The combination of the creamy sauce, lemon, and chicken make this dish a winner.
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
- 1 lb. penne pasta
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the penne pasta and cook according to package instructions.
- Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cubed chicken and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 8 minutes.
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until combined. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Slowly add the chicken broth, whisking constantly until the mixture is smooth. Add the heavy cream, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Whisk until combined.
- Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has thickened. Add the cooked chicken and frozen peas and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Drain the cooked pasta and add it to the skillet with the sauce. Stir to combine. Serve the pasta topped with chopped parsley.
- Calories: 590
- Fat: 24g
- Carbohydrates: 57g
- Protein: 33g
- Sodium: 590mg
- Fiber: 4g
Additional Tips and Variations:
For a vegetarian version of this dish, omit the chicken and add extra vegetables such as mushrooms, bell peppers, or zucchini. You can also substitute the penne pasta for any other type of pasta you prefer.
This Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is sure to please the whole family. It is a creamy and flavorful pasta dish that is packed with protein and vegetables. Enjoy this dish as a quick weeknight meal or serve it for a special occasion.