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Creamy Lemon Chicken Fettuccini

Quick and easy to prepare,  the creamy lemon chicken fettucini manages to agree on every taste. Lemon chicken in scented cream will turn a simple pasta dish into something irresistible.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: fettuccini pasta, lemon chicken, lemon chicken pasta
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 526kcal
Author: YourFoodBuddy


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 12-14 oz pasta fettuccini
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3-4 oz butter
  • 3-4 oz spinach
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper ground
  • 1 handful parsley chopped, for serving


  • Dice the chicken breast into an inch diameter
  • Fry the meat in a skillet for about 5 minutes, always stirring
  • Pour half a cup of white wine and let cook until it evaporates
  • Set the meat aside in a bowl
  • Peel and finely chop the onion and the garlic cloves
  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat and add in the minced onion and garlic. Saute for about 2 minutes
  • Thinly slice the lemon half and add it to the buttery onion and garlic. Stir and let it cook for about 1 minute
  • Pour in the heavy cream and season with salt and pepper, cook for 1-2 minutes
  • Add the spinach leaves and mix, then turn off the stove
  • Cook the pasta al dente according to package instructions
  • Do not drain the water, instead, use a pasta spoon or tongs to transfer the pasta directly to the skillet with the sauce
  • Mix well, use some pasta water if too dry
  • Serve the pasta immediately and add a pinch of lemon zest on top of the dish


Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2339IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg