Lemon Parmesan Chicken Pasta
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Lemon Parmesan Chicken Pasta

This delicious Lemon Parmesan Chicken Pasta is a simple meal with the fresh flavors of summer that we love. Delicious seasoned and sauteed chicken and summer veggies, parmesan, lemon and pasta. The perfect easy, flavorful, 20-minute meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 858kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 16 ounces mini farfalle pasta (or your favorite bite-size pasta)
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders (or about 2-3 chicken breasts, washed, pat dry)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder , divided
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning , divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil , divided
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , divided
  • 2 small zucchinis , sliced
  • 2 small yellow squash , sliced
  • 1 1/4 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese , divided
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves , chopped


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  • While the pasta cooks, season chicken, on both sides, with salt and pepper. Season with lemon zest, and 1/2 tsp EACH of garlic powder, Italian seasoning and onion powder.
  • Add 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Swirl to coat the pan and melt the butter. 
  • Add seasoned chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. 
  • Flip to the other side and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. (If you’re cooking chicken breasts, it may take a few minutes longer).
  • Remove chicken to a plate and tent with tinfoil to keep warm.
  • Add another tablespoon of both olive oil and butter to the skillet. Once hot, add the chopped zucchini and yellow squash. Season with salt and pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning. 
  • Cook, tossing occasionally, until tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Chop the chicken into pieces.
  • Divide the warm, cooked pasta into serving bowls. 
  • Sprinkle a small handful of fresh parmesan cheese on top of the pasta. 
  • Add a spoonful of the veggies and chicken on top. Sprinkle with a little additional parmesan cheese, and a squirt of fresh lemon juice. Top with fresh parsley. Enjoy!


Serving: 5g | Calories: 858kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 1127mg | Potassium: 1267mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2025IU | Vitamin C: 48.3mg | Calcium: 755mg | Iron: 6mg