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Lemon Pasta with Chicken and Peas.

This lemon pasta with chicken and peas is a light and delicious dinner recipe! You will love this easy family meal.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free
Keyword chicken and pasta, lemon chicken recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 553 kcal


  • 1 pound bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1.5 pounds bone-in chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 12 ounces gluten free spaghetti
  • 2 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread
  • 1 cup frozen peas


Roast the chicken:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place the chicken pieces in a casserole dish. Drizzle the olive oil on top. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Bake the chicken at 450 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Make the sauce:

  1. Remove the chicken from the casserole dish and set aside to cool. Pour the juices from the casserole dish into a sauce pan and add the broth and lemon juice. Cook over medium high heat until the sauce is reduced by about one fourth - this should take 5-6 minutes. Set aside.

  2. While the chicken cools, make the pasta according to package directions.

  3. Once the chicken is cool, remove the skin and discard. Take the meat off the bones and shred it.

  4. Add the chicken and the peas to the sauce and heat through. Stir in the vegan buttery spread. Serve over gluten free pasta or zoodles.

Recipe Notes

You can make the chicken the day before - just let it cool and then refrigerate. Save the juices in the refrigerator as well.

If you don't want to do gluten free pasta, you can serve this with zoodles, or any other vegetable noodle you like.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Pasta with Chicken and Peas.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 553 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 468mg13%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 490IU10%
Vitamin C 13.6mg16%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.