Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe

How To Make Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

Savor some tang in this lemon chicken pasta that’s ready in under an hour! Penne is tossed in a zesty sauce of lemon juice, chicken broth, and heavy cream.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



  • 3chicken breasts,boneless skinless, cut in half
  • 1lemon,quartered
  • 2tspgarlic powder,divided
  • 1tspground black pepper,divided
  • 29ozchicken broth
  • ¼cupfresh lemon juice
  • 16ozpenne pasta,cooked as directed on box
  • cupsheavy whipping cream
  • 1tsplemon zest,grated
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • cheese,shredded, to taste, optional


  1. Prepare chicken by squeezing lemon over both sides and seasoning with 1 teaspoon garlic powder and ¾ teaspoon pepper. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, add the remaining garlic powder and pepper to the chicken broth. Bring to a boil and add lemon juice and pasta. Cook over medium heat for approximately 25 minutes until all liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.

  3. Cut up your chicken into bite-sized pieces and stir into your pasta, along with the whipping cream and lemon zest. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring every minute. Remove from heat. Let stand for about 5 minutes before stirring and serving.

  4. Sprinkle shredded or grated cheese on top, if desired.

  5. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 697.16kcal
  • Fat: 32.96g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.70g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.27g
  • Carbohydrates: 66.33g
  • Fiber: 3.23g
  • Sugar: 6.39g
  • Protein: 33.15g
  • Cholesterol: 141.31mg
  • Sodium: 887.98mg
  • Calcium: 79.75mg
  • Potassium: 605.56mg
  • Iron: 2.21mg
  • Vitamin A: 267.31µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.13mg
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