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Lemon Chicken Broccoli Pasta with incredibly creamy lemon parmesan sauce is light and refreshing. A filling dinner ready in just 30 minutes.
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Chicken Broccoli Pasta

Lemon Chicken Broccoli Pasta with incredibly creamy lemon parmesan sauce is light and refreshing. A filling dinner ready in just 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 661kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 grams Linguine Pasta
  • 2 Chicken Breast
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic minced
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli flakes (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon Oregano
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (adjust as per taste)
  • Fresh lemon zest
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 medium broccoli

Instructions

  • Boil a big pot of water. Season it well with salt. Cook pasta until 3/4th is done. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water and drain the rest of the water. Set aside the pasta.
  • Make sure Chicken breast is of even thickness. Season Chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a pan. Sear seasoned chicken breast on high heat 2 minutes each side. ( watch the video to see how the chicken looks after shearing)
  • Let the chicken rest, meanwhile begin with making the sauce.
  • Loose brown bits from the pan using a spatula and clean it with a tissue. This step is to ensure that the sauce looks clear)
  • Add the rest of the butter. Once the butter melts add minced garlic.
  • Let the garlic cook for 30 seconds. Add chicken stock. Give everything a good stir.
  • lower the heat and add heavy cream.
  • Add oregano, chilli flakes, lemon juice, lemon zest, parmesan cheese and broccoli to the pan. Mix everything well.
  • Cut chicken into thin slices. Add to the pan followed by cooked pasta.
  • Give everything a good toss.
  • Serve with chopped parsley and more parmesan on top.

Video

Notes

  • I prefer to blanch broccoli florets for about 2 minutes followed by rinsing in Ice water.
  • The sauce had a nice tang from the lemon juice. Adjust the amount of juice as per your taste. 
  • Cooking pasta just until 3/4 and let the rest of it cook along with the sauce. This way the pasta will absorb the sauce very well.

Nutrition

Serving: 100g | Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 778mg | Potassium: 1187mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2185IU | Vitamin C: 153mg | Calcium: 369mg | Iron: 4mg