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Lemon Pepper Chicken Pasta

Lemon Pepper Chicken Pasta, a dish that brings together the bright, tangy flavors of lemon with the savory goodness of peppered chicken. Imagine tender chicken pieces cooked to perfection, tossed with al dente pasta and a creamy lemon sauce that’s as refreshing as a summer breeze. Whether you’re looking to impress guests at a dinner party or simply craving a quick and delicious weeknight meal, this pasta dish is a surefire hit.

Resume of the recipe: Our Zesty Lemon Pepper Chicken Pasta is a delightful blend of juicy chicken, fresh lemon, and aromatic black pepper, all enveloped in a creamy sauce that clings perfectly to every strand of pasta. This dish is not only easy to prepare but also packed with flavor, making it an ideal choice for those who appreciate the harmony of citrus and savory notes. It’s a quick and satisfying meal that’s perfect for any occasion.

Exciting Story: The first time I made Lemon Pepper Chicken Pasta, it was for a special family gathering. The kitchen was filled with the tantalizing aroma of lemon zest and sizzling chicken, creating an inviting atmosphere. As I tossed the pasta with the creamy lemon sauce, the bright colors and fresh ingredients made the dish look as good as it smelled. When we finally sat down to eat, each bite was a burst of zesty lemon balanced with the savory chicken and pepper. It quickly became a family favorite, requested at almost every gathering since. This dish holds a special place in our hearts, bringing a touch of sunshine to our table no matter the season.

Why This Lemon Pepper Chicken Pasta?

  • Bright and Fresh Flavors: The lemon zest and juice provide a refreshing tang that complements the savory chicken and pepper.
  • Creamy and Comforting: The creamy sauce is rich and satisfying, making this dish a perfect comfort food.
  • Quick and Easy: With simple ingredients and straightforward steps, this pasta dish is perfect for busy weeknights or impromptu dinners.

Ingredients:

For the Pasta:

1 pound spaghetti or linguine

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For the Chicken:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Sauce:

Juice and zest of 2 lemons
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste

For Garnish:

Fresh parsley, chopped
Additional grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Cook the Pasta:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Prepare the Chicken:

Season the chicken slices with lemon pepper seasoning.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until golden and no longer pink in the center, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Make the Lemon Cream Sauce:

In the same skillet, reduce heat to medium. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Pour in chicken broth and lemon juice, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
Stir in heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Cook until the sauce begins to thicken, about 5 minutes.
Mix in grated Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, and season with salt and pepper.

Combine and Serve:

Toss the cooked pasta with the lemon cream sauce. Slice the cooked chicken and arrange on top of the pasta.
Garnish with chopped parsley and additional Parmesan cheese.
Serve warm and enjoy!

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