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Lemon Linguine with Chicken

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Updated April 25, 2018
Lemon Linguine with Chicken
35 Min

When it comes to easy pasta recipes, this is the best of the best without all the effort. You're going to enjoy this light pasta recipe - no heavy sauce here, 'cause the lemon adds that fresh "sparkle" to our Lemon Linguine with Chicken!

What You'll Need:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound linguine or other long pasta shape
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
What To Do:
  1. In a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat; add the chicken and brown it 3 to 4 minutes on each side.  Remove the chicken from the saucepan.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, except the pasta and parsley, then bring to a boil and add the pasta. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  3. Meanwhile, cut the cooked chicken into strips. Add to the mixture, cover and simmer 5 minutes; stir.
  4. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 2

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 769
  • Calories from Fat 167
  • Total Fat 19g 28 %
  • Saturated Fat 8.3g 42 %
  • Trans Fat 0.5g 0 %
  • Protein 52g 103 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 139mg 46 %
  • Sodium 1,422mg 59 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 96g 32 %
  • Dietary Fiber 4.3g 17 %
  • Sugars 13g 0 %

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I made this dish on the spur of the moment (I had all the ingredients). I only had sun-dried tomato basil spaghetti for the pasta. Everyone loved it. This will become a regular part of our weekly meals. Delicious.

Sounds wonderful! I will have to try and maybe add a little white wine

Wow! This is a keeper. My husband & I both enjoyed this dish very much. I took the advice of some of the people who commented on this recipe and took it easy with the lemon flavoring. I only used 2 Tbls. Of fresh lemon juice. It was just enough. This dish is just full of flavor. Very, very good!

This was a nice dinner but it made more than enough for 2 servings. The pasta could be cut back to help that. I heeded others' warnings that there was too much lemon and I left the zest out completely and cut the lemon juice by half. My husband said he would not have wanted any more lemon, so that was a good amount of juice. I like that the pasta is added to the same pot to cook, saving on clean up. I added just a bit of cornstarch tot he finished dish to thicken the sauce. I used Kitchen Basics chicken broth - if you can find it, it is worth using here. Since the sauce is so basic, a hearty flavored broth makes all the difference. One of those new flavor boosters (Swanson?) may also be good here.

Too lemony and not much flavor. If I make this again I would omit the lemon juice and more spices. first time in a long time Mr. Food was not up to expectations. I would rate this a 3.

This was fantastic! I added an additional hot red pepper from our garden to the mix and my husband ooh ed and aah ed! I had a fresh made batch of saffron spaghetti and added this as well, and it was a splendid dinner. My husband and I are eating healthy and watching our calorie intake, but he had a nice sized plate, but had a hard time walking past the open pan on the stove. He said he couldn't look at it or he'd steal a bit more.

What would be a good side or veggies to add to main dish?

adding the uncooked pasta to the sauce makes sure flavor is actually cooked into the pasta...very easy, very good!

What a great idea! No extra pan to wash!

Just added to our list of Sunday dinners - which now extends well into 2014. As with all pasta dishes, in our household, this would be 4 servings with the addition of any sort of side dish. But that's ok by us!

This was easy to make and it was soooooooo good.

Add uncooked pasta to the sauce????


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