Easy Lemon Chicken Pasta


Posted: April 8

Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Creamy, comforting pasta doesn't just have to be for the cold-weather months. A touch of lemon can lighten things up! Easy Lemon Chicken Pasta is a simple but flavorful dish that adds some sunshine to dinnertime! Infused with bright lemony flavors in a creamy savory sauce, Easy Lemon Chicken Pasta tender cooks your favorite pasta to tender perfection with juicy chicken. It takes less than half an hour to make this, so your weeknight dinners just got much more exciting!


Ingredients

• 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 small onion, diced • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed • 2 chicken breasts, boneless and cubed • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional • 1 (12 ounce) box dry pasta, of your choice • 3 cups chicken broth • 1 tablespoon lemon zest • 1/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed • 1/2 cup light or heavy cream • lemon wedges, optional, for serving • basil, optional, for serving • parmesan cheese, optional, shredded, for serving

Directions

Step 1

Heat a large skillet over medium on the stove-top.

Step 2

Add olive oil.

Step 3

Cook the onions until tender, about 4-5 minutes.

Step 4

Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Step 5

Add the chicken, salt, pepper, basil, and red pepper flakes and saute until the chicken is cooked through, about 7-10 minutes.

Step 6

Add the pasta and broth, cooking until al dente according to package directions.

Step 7

Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, and cream, stirring to combine for another 1-2 minutes.

Step 8

Remove the skillet from the heat.

Step 9

Serve on plates or large bowls and top with lemons, basil, and parmesan!


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