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    Lemon Chicken Pasta

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    diner524's Note:

    I first tasted this dish at our local grocery store and then brought home the recipe changed it to meet my family's taste. My son and daughter just love this chicken and pasta. I serve it with salad and garlic bread - yummy!! NOTE: Since some chef's aren't able to find this butter to buy, here is what the ingredients state on the stick of butter. Butter, chives, parsley, garlic, salt, dill, pepper & paprika. They sell it in the Publix grocery store by the stick.

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    • 1 lemon
    • 1/4 cup flour
    • 1 1/4-1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
    • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts, thin sliced cutlets
    • 1/4 cup garlic butter (I use Kerrygold Garlic & Herb Butter, which is imported from Irelend)
    • 8 ounces penne pasta (I use the Barilla Mini Penne)
    • 2 teaspoons chicken base (I use Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base but can use regular bouillon but you might want to decrease )
    • 3/4 cup white wine
    • 1/2 cup whipping cream


    1. 1
      Cut lemon in half and set aside.(Or could sub 2 tablespoons bottled lemon juice.).
    2. 2
      Fill Large saucepan 1/2 full of water. Cover and bring to boil on high heat for pasta. Preheat large saute pan on medium-high 2-3 minutes.
    3. 3
      Place flour and seasoned salt in zip-top bag; shake to mix. Cut chicken into bite size pieces, then add to bag and shake to coat the chicken, make sure to get all the flour mix absorbed by chicken.
    4. 4
      Put the garlic butter in saute pan and then add the chicken, reduce heat to medium. Cook several minutes to brown and until no longer pink.
    5. 5
      Add pasta to boiling water; cook 6-8 minutes or to your liking.
    6. 6
      Stir chicken base into chicken; cook 2 minutes. Squeeze juice from lemon into chicken; stir in wine and cream. Reduce heat to low; cook 4-5 minutes.
    7. 7
      Drain pasta and stir into chicken mixture.
    8. 8
    9. 9
      Note: Can substitute rice for pasta.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 13, 2012


      We really liked this, even with the improvisations I had to make. Made for two people and I used some precooked chicken breast, cut into small pieces, warmed in butter with fresh garlic and Spike seasoning which contains most of the seasonings (dill, parsley, lemon/orange peel, pepper, herbs). Then added 3/4 cup of chicken broth/white wine and half a lg lemon juiced, mixed with a T. Wondra flour and simmered for 15 minutes to thicken. Added 1.5 cups cooked mini penne pasta, chopped fresh parsley, simmered a bit with 1/3 c FF half and half for another 10 mins. nice quick weeknight dinner that I would serve to anyone.

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    • on August 07, 2011


      Great Dish. I was able to find the Kerrygold butter- it's not with the butter in my grocery, but with the gourmet cheeses. I was not a fan of this dish with the Kerrygold-too strong of a dill flavor for me. I made it again using Kerrygold butter and adding fresh garlic to it. Followed the rest of the recipe to a tee and it was so good. I will make this again and again. Thanks!

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    • on June 09, 2011


      Fantastic, delicious recipe! Made a lot, and reheated well the next day. I couldn't find garlic butter so just added garlic and well..butter.
      Didn't want to go buy base so used Chicken Bouillon (went a little lighter though), and used Old Bay Seasoning in place of a more standard seasoning salt. Turned out well though, and making it again this week!

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Chicken Pasta

    Serving Size: 1 (325 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 667.8
    Calories from Fat 252
    Total Fat 28.0 g
    Saturated Fat 11.5 g
    Cholesterol 149.7 mg
    Sodium 133.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 54.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.8 g
    Sugars 0.8 g
    Protein 41.3 g

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    seasoning salt

    garlic butter

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