Lemon Herb Chicken Pasta

Dinner time can be pretty tricky at our house sometimes. We have a lot of opinionated eaters. This meal is one that my family really enjoyed. The lemon provides such a fresh flavor and the sauce isn’t heavy tasting. It is light in consistency and compliments the heaviness of the pasta perfectly. My kids love the chicken! The herbs bring in additional delicious flavors and the whole meal works together wonderfully.

This is definitely a recipe I will be making again!

Lemon Herb Chicken Pasta from chef-in-trainign.com ….This meal tastes so refreshing and will soon be a family favorite!

Lemon Herb Chicken Pasta
The Lemon Sauce is so refreshing and light in consistency and compliments the pasta and chicken wonderfully.
Recipe type: Dinner
Lemon Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 pint half and half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon basil
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  1. Prepare and Grill Lemon Chicken according to directions. Set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to directions and set aside.
Lemon Sauce
  1. In a large sauce pan, heat olive oil. Add garlic and lemon zest to heated oil and saute for 1 minute. Add half and half, salt, and lemon juice, basil, and cook on medium heat until hot. Add paremsan cheese and pour over chicken and pasta and serve.
half and half is half cream half milk and is found next to the heavy cream at the grocery store, or you can make your own if you can't find it using heavy cream and milk.


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  1. Kathy

    My kids regularly ask for pasta and lemon chicken but I never thought to put them together!

  2. Matt Robinson

    I love how light this is, perfect for summer. Cracked me up when I read "opinionated eaters", so true here too!

  3. Bill @thewoksoflife

    Excellent refreshing pasta dish for the summer and beautiful photo! Off to check your bananas foster toast I spotted while perusing this recipe. :-0

  4. Keisha

    So you need a whole quart of half and half for the sauce?

    1. Chef in Training

      oh my goodness. Big typo. No its only 1 pint. So sorry about that.

  5. Kandice

    This has so many yummy flavores but I was disappointed in how runny the sauce is. Thinking I might add some mozerrella cheese to the leftovers.

  6. Lillolo

    Didn’t say what size box of pasta, 1lb box was too much. Half and half curdled when lemon juice was added, directions weren’t specific enough