One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

close up of One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

This one pot creamy lemon chicken pasta is an easy weeknight meal. Everything is made in one pot and ready in about 30 minutes.
overhead photo of One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta
I’m still obsessed with one pot pasta meals. My latest creation is this creamy lemon chicken pasta.

I love that you can really taste the lemon in this dish, giving it a light and refreshing feel. We recently purchased a meyer lemon tree and I can’t wait for it to start producing lemons as I love adding a little lemon juice and zest to my dishes.

close-up photo of a wooden spoon with pasta and chicken

It’s not the prettiest looking dish, but it’s simple and tasty, making for an easy meal.
close-up photo of the pasta

One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
This one pot creamy lemon chicken pasta is an easy weeknight meal. Everything is made in one pot and ready in about 30 minutes.


  • 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (see note)
  • 8 oz uncooked pasta
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut chicken into bite-sized cubes. Lightly spray large cooking pot with oil. Add chicken and brown chicken in the pot.

  2. Add in remaining ingredients. Bring pot to a boil, stirring to mix all ingredients. Keep lid partially open and cook at a medium boil for about 10-15 minutes, checking and stirring occasionally so that pasta does not stick to the bottom of your pot. 

  3. When pasta is about finished, remove lid and let pasta continue to cook for about another 2-3 minutes, letting the sauce thicken and most of the liquid evaporate. (Make sure to watch pasta and don't let all the sauce completely evaporate.) Garnish with fresh parsley if desired before serving.


  • You can also use boneless skinless chicken thighs.
Nutrition Facts
One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipes)
Calories 493 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 522mg23%
Potassium 506mg14%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 890IU18%
Vitamin C 21.7mg26%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
Net Carbs 45g90%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.


6 comments on “One Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta”

  1. This pasta looks delicious! I love lemon chicken so I will definitely be trying this recipe out. I’ve included your post in my Five on Friday roundup today! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  2. Can you make crepes recipe pls 🙂

    • sorry, I’m not really much of a fan of crepes and dont have the proper equipment to make them either.

  3. How many people does this recipe serve? 🙂

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