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Lemon Chicken Pasta

Loaded with shredded chicken and bursts of lemon flavor, Lemon Chicken Pasta is a refreshing and delicious meal that is ready in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Chicken Pasta
Servings: 8
Calories: 433kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com


  • 1 pound (16-ounce box) Gemelli pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • cup Parmesan Cheese, grated and divided
  • 3 teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, for garnish


  • In a large pot, heat salted water and cook gemeli pasta according to package directions (about 10-12 minutes).
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  • Add lemon juice, heavy whipping cream, chicken, and black pepper. Cook until heated through (about 5 minutes).
  • Drain pasta and add to skillet. (You should reserve a cup of pasta water just in case the sauce is too thick.)
  • Add 1 cup of parmesan cheese, stir to combine.
  • Top with remaining parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.