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Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe

This creamy lemon chicken pasta recipe is my favorite one dish recipes! The whole meal is made using a single pot to keep after dinner clean up a breeze. Using boneless skinless chicken breasts, ziti pasta, and fresh ingredients this creamy lemon chicken pasta recipe is ready in just 30 minutes!

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 TBS Butter
  • 1 TBS Flour
  • 1 Vidalia Sweet Onion
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1lb Box Ziti Pasta (or your choice of pasta)
  • 2 Cups Fresh Parmesan
  • 2 Cups Fresh Spinach
  • 1 TBS Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Fresh Lemon

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, melt 1 TBS Butter.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into bite size strips.
  3. Sautee chicken breasts in melted butter.
  4. Remove chicken when done and set to side.
  5. Dice onion and garlic cloves.
  6. Add another tablespoon of butter to pot.
  7. Sautee onion and garlic cloves for 2 minutes.
  8. Add flour and stir to make a roux.
  9. Pour in chicken broth, cream, parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes. Mix well.
  10. Add pasta into the pot and cover.
  11. Allow to cook on low for 8-10 minutes or until pasta is cooked through.
  12. Stir regularly to keep bottom from burning.
  13. Add spinach and chicken to the pasta. Mix well.
  14. Squeeze juice from lemon.
  15. Once spinach is done cooking, add lemon juice to pot.
  16. When serving, top with lemon zest if desired.

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