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Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken Pasta

This creamy lemon butter chicken pasta is like sunshine on a plate. Chicken breast is coated in a velvety lemon butter sauce, tossed together with al dente pasta, and finished with a sprinkle of fresh herbs. It's the perfect dish for a cozy night in or a fancy dinner party with friends.

95% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken Pasta

Under 30 minutes


for 2 servings

  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili flake
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ cup water (60 mL)
  • ½ cup double cream (120 mL)
  • 2 cups baby spinach (85 g)
  • 1 ½ cups fresh egg pasta (150 g)
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, plus more for serving

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 852
  • Fat 36g
  • Carbs 73g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Protein 62g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until no longer pink inside. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Give the pan a quick wipe with a paper towel
  3. Melt the butter in the pan. Fry the onion and garlic until softened, 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add the lemon zest and juice. Give the mixture a quick stir and add chili flakes and thyme. Stir in the water and double cream. Add the spinach and cook for about a minute, until wilted.
  5. Return the chicken to the pan and add the pasta. Stir and cook until the pasta is al dente.
  6. Mix in the Parmesan. Remove the pan from the heat.
  7. Serve with more Parmesan, if desired.
  8. Enjoy!
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Creamy Lemon Butter Chicken Pasta