eats: Lemon Chicken Linguine


Lemon Chicken Linguine @mamamissblog #chicken #lemon #pasta


We are not really a pasta kinda house.  I occasionally eat it, but hubs is not a fan.  I do, from time to time though, add a little bit of orzo…but when I think pasta…orzo is not what I envision.  I see spaghetti, fettuccini, linguine…real pasta.  So my point being, I really don’t think we’ve ever had spaghetti as a family, or fettuccini, or linguine…i.e. we’re not a pasta house :)

Well, a couple of weeks ago that changed!  I made this Lemon Chicken Linguine and it was AMAZING!  Hubs, I believe, is a pasta convert.  We may just have a future as a pasta kinda house ;)

Lemon Chicken Linguine

Yield: 4 servings

A light pasta dish that combines the flavors of parmesan and lemon to create a delectable meal.


2 chicken breasts
1 teaspoon olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
8 oz linguine
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 finely chopped parsley
5 lemons, freshly squeezed
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/8 finely chopped parsley
thin lemon slices
1/8 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high, heat the olive oil. Add chicken to the heated skillet and lower temperature to medium, cover pan and grill chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165° F. Shred chicken and cover with foil to keep warm, then set aside.
  2. Prepare linguine according to package directions, adding salt to water. Reserve and set aside one cup of linguine water and drain.
  3. While linguine is cooking, heat butter in large skillet over medium heat until melted. Add shredded chicken and stir 1-2 minutes until heated through.
  4. Add parsley and lemon juice to skillet; Stir to combine.
  5. Add cooked linguine and grated cheese to skillet; Toss mixture. Add a small amount of linguine water to create a light sauce.
  6. Garnish with parsley, grated cheese, and lemon slices.


adapted from: Framed Cooks

Lemon Chicken Linguine @mamamissblog #chicken #lemon #pasta

Lemon Chicken Linguine @mamamissblog #chicken #lemon #pasta

Lemon Chicken Linguine @mamamissblog #chicken #lemon #pasta

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  1. Just felt I needed to point this out. You are using SHREDDED Parmesan cheese, not grated. Grated parm always reminds me of sawdust, and has earned that nickname in my family. There is a BIIIG difference in shredded and grated Parmesan cheeses, both in texture and flavour! :)

    • Hi Maeve! So lovely for you to take the time to point out these differences to me. I am aware of the differences but had run out of my block of Parmesan to grate from making this dish the night before (yes it’s that yummy we made it TWO nights in a row – YUMMERS!). So I had to improvise for the pictures (we ate it sooooo fast the night before I never got pictures of it). I do apologize for hurting the cheese community like this by this truly tragic pictorial mistake. Please accept my apologies & please pass them on to Parmesan lovers everywhere!! :)

  2. Wow, another recipe I realy need to try!!!

  3. This looks Amazing! Pinned! :)

  4. We are TOTALLY a pasta house here. We have it at least twice a week! This dish looks amazing, and you know what I love? The ingredients are all things that I normally have in the house at any given time. Pinning!

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