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One-Pot Lemon-Pepper Chicken Pasta

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One-Pot Lemon-Pepper Chicken Pasta
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 6
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What's better than lemon-pepper chicken pasta? A recipe for One-Pot Lemon-Pepper Chicken Pasta of course! Full of spaghetti, fresh baby spinach and lemon-pepper seasoned chicken, this recipe has bright flavors that are welcome any time of the year. Make it with Progresso™ Chicken Broth and garnish with Parmesan cheese for a full and hearty dinner with little cleanup.
Updated Dec 22, 2020

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces (16 oz)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
  • 8 oz spaghetti pasta, broken in half (from 16-oz box)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel from 1 large lemon
  • 2 bags (5 oz each) baby spinach
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    In 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Season chicken with lemon pepper, salt and black pepper. Cook chicken in oil 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken to plate; cover and keep warm.
  • 2
    Add garlic to Dutch oven; cook 30 to 60 seconds, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned. Add chicken broth and spaghetti; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; simmer uncovered 13 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid is absorbed and pasta is al dente.
  • 3
    Stir in 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, the butter, lemon juice, lemon peel and cooked chicken. Remove from heat. Gradually add spinach; stir just until starting to wilt. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve warm with remaining 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Due to the bulkiness of the spinach, it’s helpful to add it to pasta in small batches.
  • tip 2
    If you prefer more peppery flavor, increase black pepper from 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon.
  • tip 3
    Pesto is another great flavor to change up an ordinary chicken and pasta dish. Try our recipe for Pesto Pasta with Chicken and Tomatoes, ready to go in just 30 minutes.
  • tip 4
    The family's favorite Chicken Pot Pie recipe gets an easy twist with our One-Pot Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Pasta. Swap pasta for a pie crust, and you'll have another classic ready to love.

Nutrition

370 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 28g Protein, 37g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
12g
19%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
1040mg
43%
Potassium
470mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
2g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%
90%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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