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An overhead shot of a dutch oven style pot, full of rotini pasta, and chicken pieces, in a creamy sauce with rosemary pieces on top.
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One Pot Lemon Chicken Pasta

This one pot lemon chicken pasta is a delicious 30-minute dinner. It's a delicious creamy lemon sauce, covering pasta noodles, and chicken for a hearty, flavorful meal, everyone will love!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Pasta
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 404kcal
Author: Ellen


  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups Rotini Pasta
  • 1-2 Grilled Chicken Breast (sliced)
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 2 TBS lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 TBS snipped rosemary
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a medium saucepan add 1 TBS olive oil over medium heat. Add in minced garlic cloves, and sauté in the oil for 1-2 minutes, or until golden and tender.
  • Add in the water, and pasta noodles, and cook until the pasta is al dente, about 8-9 minutes.
  • Add in the chicken, heavy cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and rosemary.
  • To the saucepan; add cream, lemon juice and zest, chicken strips, salt & pepper, and rosemary. Stir it all together.
  • Continue to cook the mixture until the chicken is hot throughout.
  • Stir in the Parmesan cheese
  • Serve warm. Garnish individual bowls with more cheese, fresh rosemary, or lemon zest if desired.


Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 764mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 739IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 1mg