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Lemon Basil Pasta with Chicken

April 4, 2015 (Last Updated: October 14, 2021)

Lemon Basil Pasta with Chicken is a classic dish with a fresh, clean taste. Nothing says fresh and clean more than my recipe for Simple Lemon Basil Pasta with Chicken utilizing fresh lemons off our tree, fresh garden grown basil, extra virgin olive oil, freshly grated Romano cheese, and perfectly seasoned and grilled chicken over linguine noodles. It’s so easy to make and delicious you’re going to love it.

Here in Florida, the springtime is a whole new ball game. It’s usually sitting close to 86 degrees on an average day. Being able to eat light meals like my Lemon Basil Pasta with Chicken is almost a necessity at my humble home, with the heat already starting to rise. Can you believe my central air is already running?

 

 

Lemon Basil Pasta with ChickenIt’s a beautiful warm sunny day, which is perfect for being in the garden to tend to a few of the weeds before I pluck my gorgeous basil plant of its lovely tender green leaves and then hit up my lemon tree for fresh lemons for my recipe I will be sharing with my friend Tara’s readers today.

I love this recipe for a few reasons. It’s fast, simple, and all the ingredients are fairly simple to find in any local market if you do not already have them on hand. Cooking shouldn’t be an all-day affair as I always say, “Less is sometimes more.”

Since making this recipe back in 2015, I have had a ton of compliments from readers on Facebook, Pinterest, and so forth. I can’t say enough about how simple yet delicious this recipe is. I have had readers tell me it’s also fabulous with Parmesan Cheese if you do not have Ramano. Feel free to test out the other reader’s theories on the two kinds of cheese, and let me know when you do.

 

 

Suggested Equipment

  • Grill pan
  • Zester
  • Small bowls
  • Whisk
  • Large Pasta pot
  • Measuring cup
  • Colander

 

 

 

 

Ingredients needed for Lemon Basil Pasta with Chicken

  • Three -6- ounce grilled chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • One pound of Linguine
  • 2/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup of grated Romano Cheese
  • Two Fresh Lemons zested and juiced
  • Two sliced lemons
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 of a cup of chopped fresh basil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lemon Basil Pasta with Chicken

Lemon Basil Pasta with Chicken

hmccallum
When dinner calls for a classic fresh, clean taste, nothing says fresh and clean more than my recipe for Lemon Basil Pasta with Chicken utilizing fresh lemons off our tree, fresh garden grown basil, extra virgin olive oil, freshly grated Romano cheese, and perfectly seasoned
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 People
Calories 836 kcal

Equipment

  • Grill pan
  • Zester
  • Small bowls
  • Whisk
  • Large Pasta pot
  • Measuring cup
  • Colander

Ingredients
  

  • 3 -6-ounce- Boneless skinless Chicken Breasts Grilled
  • 16 ounces Linguine
  • cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • cup Grated Romano Cheese
  • 2 Lemons Zested and Juiced
  • 2 Sliced Lemons
  • Kosher Salt To own taste
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper To own taste
  • ½ cup Fresh Basil Leaves torn

Instructions
 

  • Season the 6-ounce chicken breasts with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, then place on a lightly oiled grill pan that has been preheated to medium-high heat or on a preheated gas grill Grill 6 minutes on each side or until chicken is no running juices. Place on a serving platter to cool before cutting in thin strips. Reserve until needed
  • Zest and juice the fresh lemons and place in separate small bowls and reserve until needed.
  • Whisk the extra virgin olive oil, Romano cheese, lemon juice from above, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper in a bowl to blend.
  • Meanwhile, bring to a boil a large pot of salted water. Add the linguine noodles and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente.
  • Using a colander drain linguine noodles, reserving about 1 cup of the cooking liquid
  • Add the cooked linguine noodles to the lemon mixture, and lightly toss with ½ of a cup of chopped basil and the fresh lemon zest from above.
  • Gently toss the Linguine pasta with reserved cooking liquid ½ of a cup at a time. Season the linguine with more Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to your own taste before serving.
  • Place pasta in a pasta dish and place the grilled chicken strips on top of the linguine. Garnish with freshly sliced lemons and serve with extra grated Romano cheese and basil, if desired.

Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 01Calories: 836kcalCarbohydrates: 95gProtein: 22gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 211mgPotassium: 428mgFiber: 7gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 251IUVitamin C: 58mgCalcium: 235mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Basil, Lemon, pasta
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Instructions for Lemon Basil Pasta with Chicken

  1. Season the 6-ounce chicken breasts with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, then place on a lightly oiled grill pan that has been preheated to medium-high heat or on a preheated gas grill Grill 6 minutes on each side or until chicken is no running juices. Place on a serving platter to cool before cutting in thin strips. Reserve until needed
  2. Zest and juice the fresh lemons and place in separate small bowls and reserve until needed.
  3. Whisk the extra virgin olive oil, Romano cheese, lemon juice from above, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper in a bowl to blend.
  4. Meanwhile, bring to a boil a large pot of salted water. Add the linguine noodles and cook, occasionally stirring, until al dente.
    Using a colander, drain linguine noodles, reserving about 1 cup of the cooking liquid
  5. Add the cooked linguine noodles to the lemon mixture, and lightly toss with ½ of a cup of chopped basil and the fresh lemon zest from above.
  6. Gently toss the Linguine pasta with reserved cooking liquid ½ of a cup at a time. Season the linguine with more Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to your own taste before serving.
  7. Place pasta in a pasta dish and place the grilled chicken strips on top of the linguine. Garnish with freshly sliced lemons and serve with extra grated Romano cheese and basil, if desired.

 

 

Lemon Basil Pasta with Chicken

 

 

 

 

I originally wrote this recipe for my friend Tara the author of Noshing with the Nolands Blog, while she was on vacation. Drop by her blog and see what she has been up to for more fabulous recipes.

 

 

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  • Seafood Manicotti with Shrimp is one of my favorite traditional Christmas Eve dishes, and how can it not be? Pasta that’s decadently filled to the brim with delicious shrimp, crab, creamy ricotta cheese, Organic Parmesan cheese shreds, organic chopped spinach, and fresh chopped herbs, resting on a bed of broccolini, all covered in a deliciously simple red sauce and smothered in more Organic Parmesan cheese shreds.
  • American Goulashaka American Chop Suey, aka Beef and Macaroni, has simple, economical, filling ingredients. Such as lean ground beef, green bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and seasoned with herbs that are reasonably family-friendly and super simple to find at any market or local grocer.
  • Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo recipe, combined with a rich, thick, creamy homemade Alfredo sauce with grilled chicken and fresh broccoli that will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time.

 

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Broccoli Shrimp Alfredo Recipe | The McCallum's Shamrock Patch
    October 13, 2021 at 10:04 am

    […] Lemon Basil Pasta with Chicken is a classic dish with a fresh, clean taste. Nothing says fresh and clean more than my recipe for Simple Lemon Basil Pasta with Chicken utilizing fresh lemons off our tree, fresh garden grown basil, extra virgin olive oil, freshly grated Romano cheese, and perfectly seasoned and grilled chicken over linguine noodles.  […]

  • Reply
    Jeff E
    August 20, 2018 at 10:54 am

    I can’t tell you how please my wife and I were with this recipe. Simple and outstanding.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 20, 2018 at 10:58 am

      Jeff, thanks for making my day. It’s so nice to hear wonderful compliments like yours.
      Have a great Day.

  • Reply
    Peggy Sims
    August 20, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Hi, I made this recipe and we loved it. I didn’t have Romano Cheese, but I used Parmesan. It was wonderful. I stopped at the store and bought the Romano cheese because I want to taste it with the other cheese you suggested.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      August 20, 2018 at 10:55 am

      Hey there Ms. Peggy! Glad you enjoyed the pasta and trust me you will love the Ramano cheese too!

  • Reply
    Myfamilymealtime (@FMealtime)
    April 8, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Anytime lemon and pasta come together in one bowl I am happy!

  • Reply
    homemadefoodjunkie
    April 7, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    This looks so fresh and citrus rich. I love fresh basil with noodles and chicken. Getting hungry here! Must go see the recipe now!

  • Reply
    Culinary Flavors
    April 7, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I love even the looks of this pasta! And indeed it shouts spring and tastiness!

  • Reply
    Hadia
    April 7, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    I love anything with basil, Heidy, and your Simple Lemon Basil Pasta with Chicken looks so good!

  • Reply
    The Foodie Affair
    April 7, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    This does look fresh and delicious with the lemon! Spring-time meal for sure! Heading over to see the recipe!

  • Reply
    KC Kahn the Kitchen Chopper
    April 6, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    SIMPLE LEMON BASIL PASTA WITH CHICKEN is my kind of dish. Love the simple part! 🙂

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