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Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

Creamy pasta with chicken and lemon is made by the low-fat cream cheese adds flavor without too much fat to this consistent pasta.

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta


12 oz. linguine
1 c. frozen peas
2 tbsp. olive oil
12 oz. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
4 oz. low-fat cream cheese, cubed, at room temperature
1/2 c. Grated Parmesan
1/4 c. flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
1/4 tsp. pepper


  1. Cook linguine per package directions, adding peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking liquid, then drain pasta and peas.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large deep skillet on medium-high. Season chicken with kosher salt and pepper and cook until golden brown on all sides, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add lemon juice to skillet and cook, scraping up any browned bits. Add cream cheese and stir until melted; remove from heat.
  4. Fold in lemon zest and Parmesan, then parsley. Toss with pasta (adding reserved cooking liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time as necessary). Serve immediately.

Nutritional information (per serving): About 595 calories, 17.5 g fat (5.5 g saturated), 37 g protein, 360 mg sodium, 74 g carb, 3 g fiber.

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