Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe

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Natalie Published: March 25, 2021 Modified: April 20, 2021

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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