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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

I was in the mood for something fresh, so I came up with this.  I had some leftover cream cheese from another recipe and threw it in to add a little more creaminess.  I used real parmesan, the type that comes in a wedge and you grate yourself.  It's more expensive but you don't need to use as much of it.  I like throwing veggies into pretty much anything I make, partially because it's easier to get my husband to eat them if they have a little sauce on them.  Its also makes dinner stretch a little further.


4 ounces uncooked pasta, cooked according to directions
2 boneless skinless chicken breast (about 10 ounces), cut into bite sized pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped onion
10 ounces package of broccoli, cooked
3 tablespoons grated parmesan
15 fresh basil leaves, snipped into 1/4 inch pieces
2 small lemons
2 ounces cream cheese


Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package, set aside. Steam the broccoli (I just use the microwave steamer bags), set aside.

In a small bowl combine the snipped basil, parmesan, the zest and juice from the lemons with the cream cheese. Set aside.

In a large pan, saute the chicken, garlic and onions together. Add the pasta and broccoli to the pan and let them warm a little. Add the cream cheese mixture, stirring until everything is evenly coated. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 217.2
Total Fat: 2.6 g
Cholesterol: 39.3 mg
Sodium: 311.2 mg
Total Carbs: 29.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 6.0 g
Protein: 23.3 g


  1. Yum! This look delicious!

    Thank you for linking up to Wonderful Food Wednesday. We hope you'll come back and link up next week.


  2. Yum, thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday: Lemons and limes. Have a great week.