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One-Pot Cheesy Lemon Chicken Pasta

Whip up a zesty, cheesy delight with this One-Pot Cheesy Lemon Chicken Pasta! It's a perfect weeknight meal that'll have your taste buds dancing and your kitchen clean-up a breeze.

Tasty Team
95% would make again

Under 30 minutes

One-Pot Cheesy Lemon Chicken Pasta

Under 30 minutes


for 5 servings

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 lb chicken breast (455 g), cut into bite-sized pieces
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 ½ cups penne pasta (250 g), uncooked
  • 2 cups chicken broth (480 mL)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups spinach (120 g)
  • 3 oz cream cheese (85 g)
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (50 g)
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese (55 g)
  • 1 lemon zest, for garnish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 478
  • Fat 21g
  • Carbs 34g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 5g
  • Protein 42g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large pan or skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and stir until soft.
  2. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper, and cook until browned.
  3. Stir in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Add uncooked pasta, chicken broth. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Uncover, stir and cook an additional 5 minutes, or until all of the liquid has been absorbed by the pasta.
  6. Turn off heat, stir in lemon juice, spinach, cream cheese, mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Stir until cheese has melted and spinach wilts.
  7. Enjoy!
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One-Pot Cheesy Lemon Chicken Pasta