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Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta


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  • 2 cups penne pasta
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1-1/2 lb chicken breasts
  • 6 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • zest and juice from 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; cook 1 min. Add half the chicken; cook 2 min. or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining chicken; return all chicken to skillet.

Step 3

Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Mix reserved water with cream cheese and bouillon until blended. Add to chicken along with the lemon zest; mix well. Cover; cook on low heat 5 min. or until chicken is done. Stir in pasta, lemon juice and parsley; cook; uncovered, 1 min. or until heated through, stirring frequently. Stir in mozzarella.


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