Lemon Chicken Pasta


  • 1 pound (16-ounce box) Gemelli pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated and divided
  • 3 teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, for garnish


  1. In a large pot, heat salted water and cook gemeli pasta according to package directions (about 10-12 minutes).

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute).

  3. Add lemon juice, heavy whipping cream, chicken, and black pepper. Cook until heated through (about 5 minutes).

  4. Drain pasta and add to skillet. (You should reserve a cup of pasta water just in case the sauce is too thick.)

  5. Add 1 cup of parmesan cheese, stir to combine.
  6. Top with remaining parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.


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