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Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe

Flavorful lemon chicken pasta is covered in a delicious sauce made from lemons, whipping cream, cheese, and fresh basil.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Lil' Luna


  • 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: 4g | Calories: 1003kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 69g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 250mg | Sodium: 594mg | Potassium: 1166mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1388IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 237mg | Iron: 3mg