Lemon Chicken Pasta {with gluten free option}

As you may know, my hubby needs to be gluten-free.  That can be a challenge sometimes trying to make something tasty that the whole family will eat.  Thankfully this recipe meets all of the categories.  It is not only tasty, but can be made gluten-free if needed, and is easy for all of those crazy weeknights. 

2 Tbsp. olive oil
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces
salt and pepper
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
16 oz. package of pasta (gluten free if needed)
8 oz. cream cheese
1 c. peas, thawed if frozen
2 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 c. finely grated Parmesan

  1. Cook pasta as directed on package.
  2. While cooking pasta, heat oil in a large pan on medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook until golden brown on all sides; transfer to a large bowl. 
  3. Add lemon juice to pan, scraping up any brown bits, then pour over chicken in the bowl.
  4. Add chicken broth to the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer.
  5. Return chicken (and any juices) to the skillet, add cream cheese, stirring until melted.
  6. Add pasta, peas and lemon zest.  Stir until well coated with sauce. 
  7. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.

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Thanks ~ Nichi

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  1. I love pasta - and this looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

  2. Lemon chicken is great but as a pasta- delicious!

  3. Oh my gosh- this looks delish!



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