Cheesy Lemon-Chicken Pasta


Pecorino Romano and Parmesan give cheesy flavor to this easy lemon-chicken pasta dish that's sure to please the whole family!

Cheesy Lemon-Chicken Pasta
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package linguine pasta

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (8 ounce) package button mushrooms, sliced

  • ½ cup diced onion

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks

  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed and softened

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf (Italian) parsley


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook linguine at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes, adding frozen peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain pasta and peas, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.

  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion; cook until mushrooms are brown, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook in the same skillet over medium-high heat until browned and no longer pink, 7 to 10 minutes. Add the mushrooms back to the skillet. Add cream cheese, lemon juice, and lemon zest; stir until cream cheese is melted. Remove from heat.

  4. Fold in Parmesan and Pecorino Romano cheeses, then parsley. Toss with pasta and peas, adding reserved cooking liquid as necessary to make a sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

830 Calories
28g Fat
95g Carbs
52g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 830
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 478mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 95g 35%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 52g
Vitamin C 23mg 114%
Calcium 281mg 22%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 778mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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