This Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta pairs spaghetti and chicken with a garlicky lemon cream sauce and Parmesan for a winning weeknight dinner!

The lemon balances out the heavy cream, cutting its richness, while the garlic and black pepper really amp up the flavor.


Extra-virgin olive oil Boneless skinless chicken breasts Salt Black pepper Thin spaghetti Butter Garlic Freshly squeezed lemon juice Lemon Lemon zest Crushed red pepper flakes Parmesan Chopped parsley

Cook chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook until it’s no longer pink then transfer to a plate and cut into bite-sized pieces. 


Cook spaghetti until al dente, according to the package directions. Reserve a cup of pasta water, then drain and set aside.


Cook butter and garlic, stirring constantly, until the garlic is light brown, then add the lemon juice, zest, and crushed red pepper flakes. Pour in reserved pasta water.


Add the chicken, spaghetti, and heavy cream; toss to coat, then top with the Parmesan. Serve with a lemon wedge and garnish with parsley.