With two kids in middle school and both playing fall sports, life is pretty crazy these days. Most nights there is practice or a game and occasionally there is a night where both kids have a game in two different places at the same time which is really difficult! Busy weeknights mean dinner needs to be easy and quick. This Gluten Free Lemon Pepper Chicken Pasta is just that, easy and quick. It’s also super delicious! If you’re not following a gluten free diet, don’t worry. You can simply use regular pasta and follow the recipe otherwise for the same great results.
Gluten Free Lemon Pepper Chicken Pasta Recipe
- 1 lb brown rice pasta
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp lemon pepper
- salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste
- olive oil
How To Make Lemon Pepper Chicken Pasta:
One of the great things about this dish is that it can also be made all in one pan!
Begin by cutting your boneless, skinless chicken breast into small pieces making sure to remove any fat. I like the pieces to be bite sized.
Over medium heat cook the chicken in a saute pan in a small amount of oil – like a frying pan but with deep sides. Season the chicken with the lemon pepper, salt, pepper, and garlic salt.
Add 1 tsp of lemon juice and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through or has reached 165 degrees.
Once the chicken has cooked completely, transfer it to a bowl and set aside. Stir in a small amount of chicken broth to the pan the chicken was cooked in, stirring to loosen any of the seasonings and flavors that browned to the pan.
Next add your uncooked pasta to the pan and cover with the remaining chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, and 1 tsp of lemon juice. Bring the liquid to a boil, stirring occasionally. Continue cooking for 10-12 minutes or until the pasta is tender.
The liquid will thicken and become a perfect cream sauce as the pasta cooks.
Stir the chicken into the pasta and cream sauce and serve!
Printable Lemon Pepper Chicken Pasta Recipe
This creamy lemon pepper chicken pasta is sure to become a family favorite for busy nights!