Lemon Chicken Pasta

Do you love crispy garlic chicken and buttery parmesan noodles in a fresh lemon cream sauce?? This quick and easy Crispy Lemon Chicken Pasta is one of our favorite chicken and pasta recipes!

Lemon Chicken Pasta

I love the combo of light angel hair pasta and fresh creamy lemon sauce. And the crispy garlic chicken is the cherry on top! It’s so easy to make for a weeknight dinner, and all you need are a few fresh and simple ingredients. If you love lemon, chicken and pasta recipes make this for dinner tonight!

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Ingredients for Lemon Chicken Pasta

Here’s all you’ll need: pasta, lemon, butter, chicken, cream, flour, grated parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, and garlic salt.

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Start by cooking the pasta according to the package directions. Then drain and set aside. I love angel hair pasta with this sauce, but it would be great with pretty much any kind of pasta! Penne, rotini, fettuccine, shells, you name it!

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Place the chicken between two layers of wax paper and pound to even thickness. You’re not trying to get them too thin, just so that they’re even and flat. Then generously season the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic salt.

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Generously coat each side of the chicken with flour.

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Like so.

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat.

Lemon Chicken Pasta

When the butter is hot and starts to turn brown, add the chicken.

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Cook on each side, flipping once, until golden brown and chicken is cooked through, about 3-5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Lemon Sauce for Chicken

Next you’ll need the zest and juice of one lemon.

Lemon Chicken Pasta

One lemon is about 2 tablespoons of juice. If you want to skip the zest and just used bottled lemon juice, that’s totally fine too.

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Now in the same pan that you cooked the chicken, melt 1/4 cup butter.

Lemon Chicken Pasta

When the butter is foamy, add the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Add the cream and bring to a simmer.

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Add the lemon zest and juice and whisk to combine. The sauce should start to thicken.

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Whisk in the parmesan cheese until smooth and melted.

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Add the pasta to a plate, then top with chicken and sauce. Garnish with extra parmesan cheese and parsley if desired.

Lemon Chicken Pasta

This simple Lemon Chicken Pasta is a huge hit! The sauce is ultra creamy with a decadent butter and light lemon flavor. The lemon is not too strong, but you can definitely tell it’s there. It’s the perfect amount when paired with the crispy chicken, fresh pasta, and parmesan cheese. It’s one of our favorite chicken pasta dishes!

Lemon Chicken Pasta
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Lemon Chicken Pasta

Lemon Chicken Pasta

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  • Author: Amanda
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20
  • Yield: 5 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Pasta

Description

Chicken and angel hair pasta in a creamy lemon parmesan sauce.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz angel hair pasta
  •  1 lb chicken breasts, pounded to about 1/2-inch thick
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  1/2 teaspoon pepper
  •  1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  •  1/4 cup flour
  •  2 tablespoons butter

Lemon Sauce For Chicken

  •  4 tablespoons butter
  •  3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  •  1 cup heavy whipping cream
  •  2 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  •  zest of 1 lemon
  •  1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Season chicken generously on both sides with salt, pepper, and garlic salt. Then dredge chicken in flour until coated on all sides.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. When butter is hot and starts to turn brown, add the chicken and cook on each side, flipping once, until golden brown and chicken is cooked through, about 3-5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, add the remaining 4 tablespoons butter. When melted and foamy, add the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the cream and bring to a simmer. Add the lemon juice and zest and whisk to combine. Add the parmesan cheese and whisk until smooth and melted.
  4. Plate the pasta and top with chicken and sauce. Garnish with extra parmesan cheese and parsley if desired. Serve and enjoy!!

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