Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

This Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta is a delicious dinner recipe that is simple and flavorful. Pasta is boiled in broth and spices and mixed with whipping cream and chicken chunks making this dish amazing!

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

Creamy Lemon Pasta

With as often as my family gets together, pastas dishes are a staple. They are quick, easy, and can feed a lot. We’re always on the hunt for new, simple, delicious pasta dishes and today’s recipe happens to be one of those. This Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta is one of those recipes that we really feel is worthy to share and is a must-try!

This particular recipe is made a little differently than our typical recipes where the pasta is prepared and a sauce is made separately. Having said that, it’s still simple since it’s pretty much made in 1 pot!

How to make Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

The pasta in this recipe is cooked in chicken broth which makes it so flavorful. After the chicken is seasoned, cooked and cubed, it’s added to the cooked pasta along with some whipping cream which makes it very creamy. We ended up changing a few things since we have a large family to feed, so we doubled the amount of pasta and also increased the amount of whipping cream to make sure it wasn’t too dry and was more creamy.

It ended up being perfect and fed about 10 of us. If you are looking for a recipe that feeds fewer people, you can half this one or just use the original recipe. 😉

Creamy Lemon Chicken

We loved how flavorful this dish was even without cheese. If you still would like to add cheese, just add some grated Parmesan or even some shredded Mozzarella cheese at the end to make it even more tasty. Either way, we think you’ll enjoy it.

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Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe

5 from 6 votes
This Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta is a delicious dinner recipe that is simple and flavorful. Pasta is boiled in broth and spices and mixed with whipping cream and chicken chunks making this dish amazing!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 3799 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half
  • 1 lemon quartered
  • 2 tsp garlic powder divided
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper divided
  • 29 oz chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice fresh
  • 16 oz penne pasta cooked as directed on box
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp lemon zest grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • shredded cheese (optional)


  • Prepare chicken by squeezing lemon over both sides and seasoning with 1 teaspoon garlic powder and ¾ teaspoon pepper. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, add remaining teaspoon of garlic powder and pepper to chicken broth. Bring to a boil and add lemon juice and pasta. Cook over medium heat until all liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally, approximately 25 minutes.
  • Cut up your chicken into bite-sized pieces and stir in to 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 about 5 minutes before stirring and serving. (Sprinkle shredded or grated cheese on top if desired)

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Ooh, what yummy-looking recipes! I can’t wait to try them out…thank you for sharing, Kristyn! xoxo

    1. Yes, you’ll add some garlic powder and pepper to the chicken broth, bring to a boil and add lemon juice and pasta and cook until water is absorbed, about 25 min. Hope you give this recipe a try. It’s has so much flavor!

    1. I haven’t, but I’m sure that would work fine. Let me know what you think. Thanks so much and hope you like it!

  2. So the directions say Penne Pasta cooked as directed on Box, 12 min, but you sa
    to cook pasta 25 Min in the chicken broth. please clarify

  3. 5 stars
    Very simple recipe! I needed to cook the pasta for about half an hour, instead of 25 mins, stirring a lot at the end so pasta WOULDN’T stick. Just make sure to keep trying iT so that you get The texture You want. Great flavour and my boyfriend loved it. Would RECOMMEND adding paRsley At the end for colour

  4. 5 stars
    Has so much flavor! i made this for my family along with some white rice and asparagus and it was so delicious! Definitely recommending this to my friends! ?

  5. 5 stars
    How can something so easy to make be so delicious? The broth gave the pasta a wonderful flavor. I did not have whipping cream so subbed half and half with sour cream. I added peas at the finish. This will be our weekly go to!