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Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe

Lil' Luna
Flavorful lemon chicken pasta is covered in a delicious sauce made from lemons, whipping cream, cheese, and fresh basil.
4.95 from 17 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 1003 kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts grilled and sliced
  • 1 lb penne cooked
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1-2 whole lemons (depending on how much lemon you want in it - I use only 1)
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup Half and Half
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves chopped


  • Cook pasta as directed on the box. Reserve one cup of water, and set pasta aside.
  • In the same pot, melt butter over medium heat. Squeeze in the juice of lemon(s) and whisk together.
  • Pour half & half and cream together and whisk until hot. Dump in cheese and whisk until melted. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Check consistency and add hot pasta water until you reach your desired thickness. Stir in half of your basil.
  • Pour pasta and sauce into a large bowl. Add chicken, and sprinkle the remaining basil on top. ENJOY with some garlic bread. Yum!



Serving: 4gCalories: 1003kcalCarbohydrates: 87gProtein: 69gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 250mgSodium: 594mgPotassium: 1166mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1388IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 237mgIron: 3mg
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