Lemon Chicken with Pasta Recipe
Lemon Chicken with Pasta Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Lemon Chicken with Pasta Recipe

Publisher Photo
Karen Hall adds chicken to a few pantry staples in South Hamilton, Massachusetts…and she has a wonderful warm entree in minutes. Guests always ask for the recipe, but her friends and “pasta-hating husband” just ask for seconds!
More Easy Main Dish Recipes »
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked medium pasta shells
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 6 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 428 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 652 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 starch, 2 fat.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large resealable plastic bag, combine the bread crumbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute chicken in 4 teaspoons oil until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, cook onion in remaining oil over medium heat until tender. Sprinkle with flour; stir until blended. Gradually stir in broth and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Drain pasta; toss with lemon sauce. Serve with chicken; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Chicken with Pasta in Light & Tasty April/May 2007, p50

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 428 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 652 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 starch, 2 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

Reviews for Lemon Chicken with Pasta

AVERAGE RATING
   (13)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (11)
4 Star
 (0)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (1)
1 Star
 (1)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
""
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

One of my favorites, simple flavors and the lemon is just right, not too overpowering. Definite comfort food.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

This was so good but I made the following changes. I used crushed crackers for the breadcrumbs (I was out of them) and also added onion powder to the coating. I doubled the recipe and used the juice of one lemon and extra chicken broth to make up for the liquid. Next time I would zest the lemon as well. I also made broccoli and added it to the dish. Also, I would reduce the amount of flour a bit, had to add extra broth to get the desired consistency.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

This is an excellent and quick dinner. I leave off the Parmesan - it doesn't need it.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

This is a favorite of the whole family. I love that it is so easy, healthy and loved by my picky eaters.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2010

This recipe was not a favorite of mine. The lemon flavor was way to over powering for me. I will not be making this again.

Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
 

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT