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Quick & Easy Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe

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  • Author: Seonkyoung Longest
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


Units Scale
  • 1/2 lb pasta of your choice, I used spaghetti
  • 1 lb plant-based chicken breast, super firm tofu, or 2 chicken breasts (butterflied into 4 pieces)
  • 1 tbsp chopped thyme
  • 1 tbsp chopped oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp avocado oil, plus more as needed
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 2 to 4 tbsp lemon juice, optional
  • 3/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast or shredded Parmigiano
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley


  1. Start by cooking the pasta in boiling salted water according to package instructions.
  2. Sprinkle the thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper over the chicken (or tofu). Drizzle some lemon juice over them so the flour will stick evenly. If using tofu or regular chicken breast, skip this step. Coat the chicken with flour.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add the oil, and swirl to coat. Place the chicken (or tofu) in the pan and cook until both sides are golden brown and fully cooked, approximately 4 minutes per side. Add more oil as needed. Remove the chicken (or tofu) from the pan and set aside.
  4. In the same pan, add the butter and garlic. Sauté the garlic for 1 minute, then pour in the white wine and vegetable stock. Deglaze the pan using a wooden spoon. Season with salt and pepper to your taste. If you have any chopped herbs left, add them to the pan as well. Add some lemon juice to taste. (I didn’t add any, because the lemon I used was so juicy and big, the slices of lemon were more than enough)
  5. Add the lemon slices to the pan and bring the mixture to a boil. Allow it to boil for 1 minute.
  6. Add the chicken (or tofu) back to the pan and coat it evenly with the sauce. Set aside again with the sliced lemons.
  7. Add the cooked pasta to the pan and toss it evenly so that the pasta is coated with the remaining sauce. Sprinkle nutritional yeast or cheese of your choice on the noodles.
  8. Transfer the pasta to a serving plate and place the chicken (or tofu) on top. Arrange the lemon slices on top of the chicken (or tofu) and garnish with chopped parsley. Sprinkle some more cheese if you like and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
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