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Lemon-Basil Chicken Pasta

A summery version of my favorite cream sauce pasta recipe. The flavors are light and the recipe is easy so perfect for a weeknight.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: basil, cavatappi, chicken, cream, cream sauce, Italian, lemon, pasta, summer
Servings: 4 People


  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Lb Chicken Tenders
  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chili Flakes
  • 1 Lemon cut into slices
  • 1/4 Cup White Wine
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 4-5 Basil Leaves chopped
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 1 Lb Pasta I used cavatappi


  • Bring large pot of water to a boil.
  • Once water is to a boil, salt the water and add pasta, cook to package instructions.
  • In a large skillet melt butter over medium high heat.
  • Add Chicken and cook on each side for 3 minutes.
  • Once chicken is done, add garlic, red chili flakes and lemon slice, cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add wine to deglaze the pan.
  • Once wine has reduced, add heavy cream and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add basil and frozen peas.
  • Drain pasta and mix into the chicken and sauce mixture.