Diva Tasting: Creamy Lemon Chicken…

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta


2 (16 Ounce) Packages Angel Hair Pasta

1 Cup Frozen Peas

4 Tablespoons Butter

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

2 (8 Ounce) Packages Cremini Mushrooms, Sliced

¾ Cup Diced Onion

2 Pounds Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts, Cut Into 1-Inch Chunks

Kosher Salt And Ground Black Pepper To Taste

1 (8 Ounce) Package Cream Cheese, Cubed And Softened

1/3 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

3 Teaspoons Lemon Zest

½ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

½ Cup Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese

½ Cup Chopped Flat-Leaf (Italian) Parsley


Step 1 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 6-8 minutes, adding frozen peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain pasta and peas, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.

Step 2 While the pasta is cooking, heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion; cook until mushrooms are brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

Step 3 Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook in the same skillet over medium-high heat until browned and no longer pink, 7 to 10 minutes. Add the mushrooms back to the skillet. Add cream cheese, lemon juice, and lemon zest; stir until cream cheese is melted. Remove from heat.

Step 4 Fold in Parmesan and Pecorino Romano cheeses, then parsley. Toss with pasta and peas, adding reserved cooking liquid as necessary to make a sauce. Serves 6 Serve with Garlic Toast and Spring Salad with vinaigrette.


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