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One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

A lighter alternative to Chicken Alfredo, this one pot creamy lemon chicken pasta is ready in 30 minutes and very family friendly
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy lemon chicken pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Calories 578kcal
Author Dee

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken tenders cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 2 cups mini penne pasta
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Cooked bacon bits and fresh parsley optional

Instructions

  • In a large pot or skillet, brown the chicken in olive oil, and season with salt and pepper
  • Add the garlic and saute until soft
  • Add the lemon juice
  • Add the water and mini penne, turn heat to high, cover and cook until pasta is slightly soft
  • Stir in the broccoli
  • Add the cream and Parmesan cheese, reduce heat to medium, and cook until pasta is done
  • Top with cooked bacon and parsley if desired

Nutrition

Calories: 578kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 814mg | Potassium: 664mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1240IU | Vitamin C: 29.2mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 1.3mg