This 10-Minute Easy Lemon Chicken Pasta is the perfect weeknight meal. By using canned chicken, leftover grilled or rotisserie chicken, this meal an be on the table in just minutes.
10-Minute Easy Lemon Chicken Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
 

This 10-Minute Easy Lemon Chicken Pasta is the perfect weeknight meal. By using canned chicken, leftover grilled or rotisserie chicken, this meal an be on the table in just minutes.

Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon chicken, lemon chicken pasta
Servings: 4
Author: Barbara
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. spaghetti regular or whole wheat
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 12.5 oz. can chunk chicken, drained
  • 1 Tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook spaghetti in boiling, salted water as directed on the package.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat butter in a skillet over medium, low heat. Add grated lemon, whipping cream and drained chicken. Warm slowly, and gently break up chicken into large chunks.
  3. Once spaghetti is cooked, use tongs to add to the skillet (this keeps a little pasta water on the spaghetti which helps the sauce). Add fresh lemon juice and cheese.
  4. Toss to mix. If pasta seems a little dry, add a couple tablespoons of pasta water.
  5. Top with additional lemon peel and cheese if desired.
Recipe Notes