This lemon cream pasta with chicken is creamy and light and perfect for a hectic weeknight.

This pasta was the second stellar application of the Lemon Garlic Chicken. I saw the recipe on Clouse Cousins Cookin’ at the perfect time when I needed a recipe in which to use the rest of the chicken.

It was fantastic!

Creamy and light, it really hit the spot when I made it for dinner and the lemon garlic chicken was incredible paired with the chewy pasta and lemony cream sauce.

tube pasta with shredded parmesan in a white bowl

Plus, I just love pasta dishes that cook the pasta in the main flavors of the recipe (in this case, the pasta cooks in chicken broth and lemon juice).

I doubled the original recipe to feed our family and made a few small changes so my adapted recipe is below.

This will definitely be a remake at our house!

What To Serve With This:

Divine breadsticks or Cheesy Garlic Bread
Killer green salad (throw together your own or use a variation on this Gourmet Green Salad)
Fresh, seasonal fruit

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Lemon Cream Pasta with Chicken

4.54 stars (13 ratings)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Lemon Garlic Chicken, shredded or cubed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cans (14.5-ounces each) chicken broth
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 (16-ounce) package tube pasta (I used rigatoni)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, shredded

Instructions 

  • In a large saucepan, season the chicken broth with the garlic powder and pepper. Bring to a boil and add lemon juice and pasta. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until all liquid is absorbed, about 25 minutes.
  • Stir chicken into cooked pasta, along with the cream, parmesan cheese and lemon zest. Cook, stirring, over low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Stir thoroughly before serving.
Serving: 1 Serving, Calories: 725kcal, Carbohydrates: 62g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 21g, Cholesterol: 167mg, Sodium: 1259mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g
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Recipe Source: adapted from allrecipes.com via Clouse Cousins Cookin’