Lemon Chicken Pasta

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Delicious lemon chicken in a light lemon sauce served over pasta
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, lemon, pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 701kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 3 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary minced
  • coarse salt
  • black pepper freshly ground
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 8 ounces thin spaghetti
  • 2 Tbps butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits
  • 1 lemon juiced and zested
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 3 Roma tomatoes seeds and core removed, diced
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded
  • 2 Tbsp capers optional


  • Start a pot of water boiling to cook the pasta
  • Spray your BBQ grill rack with nonstick spray and fire it up
  • Sprinkle salt, pepper and rosemary on each chicken breast.  And grill for 7-8 minutes on the first side
  • In a small bowl, mix 1 1/2 Tbsp. of freshly squeezed lemon juice and the honey together.  Then brush honey lemon mixture on the tops of the chicken breasts before flipping them over
  • Brush the underside as well.  Then grill until they are cooked through.
  • Remove chicken from grill.  Cover on a plate to keep warm.
  • Add your noodles to the salted, boiling water.
  • Once noodles are nearly done, begin making the sauce by melting the butter in a skillet.
  • Add garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Then add the bacon bits and cook for another minute.
  • Next, stir in any remaining lemon juice and all the zest.  Then add the cream.
  • Drain the noodles, then add them to the sauce.  Thin sauce with pasta water if needed. 
  • Stir in the roma tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and capers.  Then Top with thinly sliced chicken breast and serve immediately.


Calories: 701kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 707mg | Potassium: 933mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1160IU | Vitamin C: 8.9mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 1.8mg