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5 from 7 votes

Lemon Chicken Pasta

Meet the easy chicken pasta of your dreams! This Lemon Chicken Pasta is just what you need when you want to put dinner on the table FAST!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, American
Keyword: chicken pasta, easy chicken pasta, lemon chicken pasta, chicken pasta dinner, easy chicken dinner, pasta with chicken, weeknight chicken dinner, lemon chicken dinner, chicken thigh pasta
Servings: 4 people
Author: Gaby Dalkin

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces linguini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 1 shallot roughly chopped
  • 4 ounces shitake mushrooms sliced
  • 6 ounces crimini mushrooms sliced
  • 1 lb chicken thighs cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch chives snipped
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • handful of shredded italian mix cheese
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to the package directions, drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the garlic, shallots and mushrooms and sauté for 6-7 minutes until tender. Add the chicken and sauté until fully cooked - about 10 minutes more. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • Once chicken is fully cooked, add the drained pasta, lemon zest, lemon juice and chives. Toss everything together and adjust seasoning as needed. Serve with cheese mixed in.