Watch: Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe Everyone Will Love

By Anna Butler – June 22, 2022
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Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe | Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces uncooked capellini or angel hair pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup peeled and thinly sliced garlic cloves (about 12 cloves)
  • 1 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, divided
  • Lemon wedges, optional

Directions

  • Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/4-in. thickness.
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Place flour in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in flour to coat both sides; shake off excess.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions for al dente.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • In same pan, heat the remaining oil over medium heat; add garlic. Cook and stir 30-60 seconds or until garlic is lightly browned.
  • Add wine to pan; increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan, until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in lemon juice.
  • Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water; place in a large bowl.
  • Add cheese, 1/3 cup parsley, half of the garlic mixture, and remaining salt and pepper; toss to combine, adding enough reserved pasta water to moisten pasta.
  • Serve with chicken. Drizzle with remaining garlic mixture; sprinkle with remaining parsley. If desired, serve with lemon wedges.

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