Warm Chicken Lemon Pasta Recipe

  • Yield:

    4 to 6 servings

  • Total Time:

    30 mins

  • Prep Time:

    20 mins

  • Cook Time:

    10 mins


  • 1/2 cup Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon peel (1 large OR 2 medium lemons)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black fine grind pepper
  • 1-1/2 pound s boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 pound cooked pasta (penne, radiatore OR cavatappi)
  • 2 cups halved, fresh grape OR cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Lemon wedges for garnish


  1. Step 1) Combine oil, lemon peel, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Step 2) Pat chicken dry using paper towels; cut into 1-inch cubes and place in a bowl. Pour half of the lemon mixture over the chicken, reserving remaining lemon mixture.
  3. Step 3) Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken mixture and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until cooked through. Remove from heat and add to cooked pasta. Stir in tomatoes, fresh basil and remaining lemon oil mixture. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve immediately.