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Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta filled with fresh lemon flavor, grilled chicken, and sun dried tomatoes - only 30 minutes to make!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Pasta
Servings: 6
Calories: 437kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 lb. penne pasta
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts sliced
  • season with salt & pepper on both sides
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup pasta cooking liquid
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice about 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil thinly sliced
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  • Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken on the grill and grill each side for 5-7 minutes, until no longer pink. Remove from grill and set aside.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil, add penne pasta. Cook until al dente according to package instructions. (about 8-10 minutes)
  • Drain all but 3/4 cup of pasta cooking liquid.
  • To a large bowl add pasta, sliced chicken breasts, cream cream, cooking liquid, sun dried tomatoes, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic cloves, basil, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Toss to mix until cream cheese is melted.
  • Serve.


Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.2mg