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Lemon Chicken Pasta (VIDEO)

Lemon Chicken Pasta is an easy 30-minute dinner. This chicken pasta tastes like a restaurant quality meal and the lemon cream sauce will win you over.

We love easy chicken pasta recipes like Chicken Tetrazzini and Pesto Chicken Pasta. This Lemon Chicken Pasta is the most requested chicken dinner at our house. P.S. Both the chicken and pasta reheat really well, which is perfect for meal prep.

Lemon Chicken Pasta in a bowl garnished with parsley

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The #1 Secret to Creamy Alfredo Sauce:

Had you ever made a grainy, curdled or lumpy alfredo sauce? This lemon alfredo sauce is so simple to make but removing it from the heat after adding the cheese is KEY. As with any alfredo sauce, If you continue boiling after adding parmesan, the sauce can curdle and become gritty.

The #2 secret would be whisking constantly while adding the lemon juice so the cream doesn’t separate.

Pasta in creamy alfredo sauce

How to Reheat Creamy Pasta:

There are several effective ways to reheat a creamy pasta. Always add a splash of milk (or reserved pasta cooking water), to loosen the cream since it will thicken as it cools. The trick is to heat low and slow and just until warmed through. If you over-heat it, the cream will separate and turn buttery.

  • On the Stove: Place in a sauce pan over medium-low heat and warm the pasta slowly, stirring frequently and adding more milk as needed to thin the sauce. Remove from heat once warmed through.
  • In the Microwave: You can microwave a bowl of pasta for 45-60 seconds, stirring every 15 seconds.

Warm lemon chicken pasta garnished with parsley

What is a Lemon Cream Sauce?

We took our classic creamy alfredo sauce, and replaced the white wine with fresh lemon juice. The lemon juice lightens up the sauce and makes it vibrant. It goes so well with the crispy lemon chicken. The ingredients are simple:

  • Butter – helps keep the sauce from separating
  • Fresh garlic and onion powder – add amazing flavor
  • Lemon Juice – fresh is best
  • Heavy whipping cream – luxuriously smooth
  • Shredded parmesan cheese or freshly grated
  • Salt – always try the finished sauce and season to taste

Ingredients for lemon cream sauce alfredo

How to Make Lemon Chicken:

My 9-year old son developed this lemon chicken when he was experimenting with popcorn chicken. It’s a simple 3-step process that results in a crisp and juicy chicken. You can use chicken breast cutlets or chicken tenders.

  1. Dip chicken cutlets into egg wash (egg+milk)
  2. Coat chicken in bread crumb mixture (panko bread crumbs + salt + pepper)
  3. Sautee in a large skillet and squeeze lemon juice over cooked chicken

Ingredients for Lemon Chicken

More Chicken Pasta Recipes:

These chicken pasta recipes are some of the most popular recipes on our site. They are easy, flavorful and so satisfying.

Chicken Pasta Recipe served with lemon wedges and parsley

Watch Natasha Make Lemon Chicken Pasta:

It’s difficult to watch this when you’re hungry. There’s something about that crisp, juicy chicken and supremely creamy pasta that makes my mouth water. Make this lemon chicken pasta once and you’ll make it over and over.

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Lemon Chicken Pasta

5 from 42 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Lemon Chicken Pasta is an easy 30-minute dinner. This chicken pasta tastes like a restaurant quality meal and the lemon cream sauce will win you over.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$10
Keyword: lemon chicken pasta
Cuisine: American, Italian
Course: Main Course
Calories: 1085 kcal
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Chicken Pasta Ingredients:

  • 12 oz fettuccini pasta or spaghetti
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (2 medium) cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Lemon Cream Sauce

  • 4 Tbsp fresh lemon juice from 1 large lemon, divided
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tbsp parsley optional garnish

Instructions

Cook Pasta:

  1. Bring a pot of water to boil, add 1 Tbsp salt and pasta. Cook until al-dente according package instructions or to desired doneness. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water then drain and lightly rinse (rinsing will keep the sauce creamier)

Make Lemon Chicken:

  1. While pasta is cooking, set up 2 bowls. In first bowl, beat together 1 egg and 1 Tbsp milk. In second bowl, combine 1 cup bread crumbs, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp black pepper. Dip each chicken cutlet in egg wash, letting excess drip back into the bowl, then dip in bread crumbs, turning to coat.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 Tbsp oil, or enough to lightly cover the bottom of the pan and sautee breaded chicken in a single layer for 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through with an internal temperature of 165˚F. Transfer to cutting board to cool slightly, squeeze half of the lemon juice over the top then cut into strips.

Make Lemon Cream Sauce:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat. Melt 2 Tbsp butter then add 2 minced garlic cloves and 1/4 tsp onion powder. Sautee 1 minute until fragrant.
  2. Add 2 cups heavy cream and 1/2 tsp salt. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low and while whisking constantly, gradually pour in 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, whisking to incorporate.
  3. Sprinkle the top with 1/3 cup parmesan cheese and remove from heat, whisking until cheese is melted and incorporated. Season to taste with salt (I added a pinch of salt).

  4. Pour sauce over rinsed, drained pasta and toss to coat noodles. Add reserved pasta cooking water to thin the sauce if desired. Garnish with parsley and serve with strips of chicken over warm bowls filled with pasta.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1085 Calories from Fat 603
% Daily Value*
Fat 67g103%
Saturated Fat 35g219%
Cholesterol 371mg124%
Sodium 1033mg45%
Potassium 787mg22%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 2205IU44%
Vitamin C 9.7mg12%
Calcium 246mg25%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Jill
    July 10, 2020

    My husband and I made this last night. It was so delicious. When we’re trying to find new meals to make, my husband always goes to your YouTube videos. We’ve made several of your recipes and are never disappointed. Thank you.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you so much for sharing that with me Jill!

      Reply

  • Erin
    July 4, 2020

    I made this last night for dinner – so easy to make and so good! Just the right hint of lemon on the chicken and in the sauce. Initially I was concerned that there wasn’t enough cheese in the sauce but it was perfect; I wouldn’t change a thing. Even my picky 9 year old liked it. We’ll definitely make this again, thanks for such a great recipe!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 4, 2020

      That is the best when kids love what we parents make. That’s so great! I’m so glad you all enjoyed this recipe, Erin!

      Reply

  • Linda Deenen
    June 17, 2020

    I have made two of your Alfredo sauce recipies and they never thicken! What am I doing wrong? I feel I follow all directions exactly.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 17, 2020

      Hi Linda, for the chicken alfredo recipe did you use half & half or its substitute which is half whipping cream and half whole milk? It should thicken as it simmers. If you prefer a creamier or thicker sauce you can also use heavy whipping cream instead.

      Reply

  • Carolyn
    June 11, 2020

    Are the other 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice added at the end? I only see 2 T used, in the sauce. Did I miss it?

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    • Natasha
      June 11, 2020

      Hi Carolyn, we squeeze half of the lemon juice over the chicken after we remove it from the skillet.

      Reply

  • Rasika Dhadiwal
    June 9, 2020

    This lemon Alfredo is amazing! We did a Vegetarian version of it and it was scrumptious! Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 10, 2020

      Wow that is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

      Reply

  • Lynda Morris
    June 9, 2020

    Lemon Chicken Pasta. I would love to make this for company but do not want to spend all the time in the kitchen cooking while they are waiting for dinner. Is there anything I can do ahead of time?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      June 11, 2020

      Hi Lynda, I think this one is best fresh, but you could pre-cook the breaded chicken then transfer to the oven to keep warm then slice and serve over freshly made pasta. I think it would also work to pre-make the sauce then re-warm it in the saucepan before serving.

      Reply

  • Karen
    June 9, 2020

    I’ve made this recipe a few times now and it’s so delicious! I have a question though. I only have grated Parmesan cheese in the house. Will that work as well as the freshly grated Parmesan cheese?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 9, 2020

      Hi Karen, we prefer the fresh but it should work!

      Reply

    • Peggy
      July 6, 2020

      Sounds wonderful but need recipes with less carbs.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        July 6, 2020

        Thank you so much for that feedback Peggy!

        Reply

  • Anabela
    June 8, 2020

    I have made this pasta for guests last time and we all just loved it. It was delicious and flavorful. Just yummy.

    Many greetings from Switzerland.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Anabela!

      Reply

  • Shylo
    May 24, 2020

    I have made this several times, and everyone I’m my house absolutely loves it!! It always turn out amazing!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 25, 2020

      Love it! So great to hear that everyone loved this recipe. Thanks for sharing that with us, I appreciate it.

      Reply

  • Galia
    May 14, 2020

    Hi Natasha
    This recipe looks great but i am a little bit of a health freak and looking at the sauce (as yummy as it sounds and looks) the 2cups of heavy cream is a little too rich for my household… can you recommend another way around this ? Maybe a lighter cream or homo milk with a tad of flour ?
    Let me know if any thoughts for substitution come to mind… 😉 thanks a lot!

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    • Natasha
      May 14, 2020

      Hi Galia, you might try our chicken alfredo pasta which has half and half instead of heavy cream and top the chicken over that, but it will be a lighter sauce than this.

      Reply

      • Galia
        May 15, 2020

        Thanks Natasha…

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          May 15, 2020

          You’re welcome!

          Reply

      • Galia
        May 15, 2020

        Thanks Natasha

        Reply

    • David Chapman
      June 9, 2020

      Yet another smashing dish Natasha! Absolutely perfect! 🙂

      Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        June 10, 2020

        Thank you so much!

        Reply

  • Mia
    May 13, 2020

    Hi Natasha can I use regular breadcrumbs instead of Panko?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 13, 2020

      Hi Mia, we prefer Panko but breadcrumbs may still work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

  • Alex
    May 13, 2020

    Just made this for dinner tonight… AMAZING. Makes me feel like a little chef… thankful for you and your recipes. Will make again! 100% recommend!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 13, 2020

      So awesome to hear that! I’m glad you enjoyed your dinner, thanks for your great feedback.

      Reply

  • Vickie Preston
    May 7, 2020

    I made this for dinner tonight. oh my goodness it was wonderful. The lemon cream sauce is fabulous. I will definitely make this again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 7, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Vickie! Thank you for that wonderful review!

      Reply

  • Nina
    May 7, 2020

    Made it for the second time and chicken turned out better than last. LOVE the dish it is mouth watering.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 7, 2020

      So wonderful to hear that Nina. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Monica
    May 1, 2020

    Can I use limes instead of lemons?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 2, 2020

      Hello Monica, I haven’t tried using lime in this recipe to advise. I only used lemon before so I’m not sure what the difference would be, if you do an experiment please share with us how it goes.

      Reply

  • Jackie
    April 27, 2020

    Hi, Natasha, I have been loving your recipes! For some odd reason, my alfredo sauce did not ever thicken up? I brought it to a simmer as said in instructions. Was I supposed to boil it for a little while before bringing it to a simmer?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      April 27, 2020

      Hi Jackie, make sure you are using heavy whipping cream which will thicken up better than regular whipping cream. Also, it will thicken more as it cools.

      Reply

  • Ritu Parikh
    April 25, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I made lemon chicken pasta this after it was delicious and everyone like it wanted to say a big
    Thank you for the recipe.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2020

      You are so welcome! I am so happy to hear that everyone loved it!

      Reply

  • Malak
    April 21, 2020

    Hi Natasha! Can half and half be used here instead of heavy cream?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 21, 2020

      Hello Malak, I haven’t tried using half and half for this recipe yet, if you want to give it a try please share with us how it goes.

      Reply

  • Phyllis Dale
    April 19, 2020

    I made this last night and it was as good as I hoped it would be. I had the same problem as Peachee though. The sauce did not thicken up at ALL. (yes I used heavy cream) Any thoughts on why that would happen?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 19, 2020

      I haven’t experienced those results, but I am always happy to help troubleshoot. Heavy whipping cream is naturally pretty thick – I wonder if you possibly used a substitution instead of heavy whipping cream? I hope that helps to figure out what may have gone wrong. It should also thicken a bit as it cools.

      Reply

      • Phyllis
        April 20, 2020

        I used heavy whipping cream. We do plan to eat the leftovers for dinner tonight. Tips on reheating the pasta?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          April 20, 2020

          Hi Phyllis, we re-crisp/rewarm this recipe in the oven.

          Reply

    • Grace Gardiner
      April 28, 2020

      I made this and literally had happy tears! I love your recipes. Cannot wait to make again for my son.
      I had same issue with sauce being watery. I added a little bit more parmesan cheese and voila! hope that helps and it takes a lil time for noodles to absorb that delicious sauce

      Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        April 28, 2020

        Thanks for sharing that with us, Grace. I’m glad to know that adding parmesan cheese fixed the sauce. I hope you love every recipe that you try!

        Reply

  • Maria
    March 30, 2020

    Absolutely delicious! another recipe that does not disappoint!
    Thank you Natasha

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 30, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Maria!

      Reply

  • Jerri
    March 23, 2020

    This was amazing🎶🎶
    My new addiction!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 23, 2020

      Thank you for your great review and feedback! I’m glad that you found your favorite recipe.

      Reply

  • Samantha
    March 22, 2020

    I just made this tonight for my family and it is absolutely delicious!!! Both my kids (5&6) gobbled it up, it was so good! A definite thumbs up from from the whole family!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 22, 2020

      That’s so nice to hear! Sounds like your children found their favorite.

      Reply

  • Judy
    March 14, 2020

    Hi Natasha

    Can I make the chicken in advance and keep it warm in the oven?

    Love watching you cook.

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    • Natasha
      March 14, 2020

      Hi Judy, yes that should work fine for a short time. I wouldn’t keep it in there longer than 2 hours or it might get too dry. You could also pre-make the chicken then re-crisp/rewarm it in the oven. An air fryer is my favorite way to reheat the breaded chicken to make it crisp again.

      Reply

  • Natalia
    March 7, 2020

    Is there 1085 calories in 1 serving or in the entire dish?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 7, 2020

      Hi Natalia, that is per serving. This recipe makes 4 servings. I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • DAWN KING
    March 6, 2020

    I am addicted to this recipe! I tossed in tender crisp bites of fresh asparagus. Heaven. I am making it again tomorrow for a friend’s birthday dinner. She will be over the moon. Thanks for ALL the GREAT recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 6, 2020

      You’re welcome, Dawn! Thank you for sharing that great feedback with me!

      Reply

  • cindy R Hoeffel
    March 4, 2020

    We are so addicted to your recipes. Do you have a cookbook out or will you with all your recipes. Thank you for wanting me to cook again. After 51 years of marriage and the same recipes over and over again, I am having fun cooking again. Thank you soooo much.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 4, 2020

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m all smiles. We are currently working on a cookbook. Stay tuned!

      Reply

      • Helen
        April 16, 2020

        Yummy. Thank you. Can I ask where did you buy from blue kitchen tools and serveware?

        Reply

  • Amy
    March 3, 2020

    My family loved this

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 4, 2020

      Glad that they loved it! Thank you for the great review.

      Reply

  • CAROL STROM
    March 2, 2020

    I usually print out the recipes and try them out on the family and if it a “keeper” I laminate it and put in my various binders ( Main dishes,desserts, salads, pastries, etc.), but after trying out your recipes, I just automatically go to laminate it because I KNOW it will be delicious (and it is). I’m so glad I found your blog. Thank you for all the work you do to get them to all us who follow your blog.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2020

      That is an excellent idea thanks for sharing that with us! Hope you love every recipe that you try. Wishing you all the best!

      Reply

  • Susan Moore
    February 26, 2020

    Made the lemon chicken pasta tonight even my son ate it and he’s not big on pasta and cream sauces. He’s 27 set in his ways but he even liked it . Will definitely make again. I make Alfredo sauce all the time but that lemon just soooo good

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 26, 2020

      That is the best when kids (even the 27-year-old ones) love what we moms make. That’s so great!

      Reply

      • Kris
        April 9, 2020

        LOVE this recipe, it is in heavy rotation at our house! Is it possible to make this as a bake with Penne pasta topped with some Parmesan?

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          April 9, 2020

          Thanks for sharing that with us, Kris. I imagine that should be alright. Please let us know how you liked it if you give that a try!

          Reply

  • Kayla
    February 25, 2020

    I think that this will be the most amazing recipe I will have!

    I think the creamy sauce will be delicous.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 25, 2020

      Hi Kayla, I hope you love it! I look forward to your feedback once you try it!

      Reply

      • Kayla
        February 26, 2020

        Alright! Definitley Will!
        🙂

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        • Kayla Johnson
          February 26, 2020

          I hope to give you feedback for this recipe and it is almost a guarantee it will be 5-Star feedback! Thanks for all your recipes and have a great day! 🙂

          Kayla Johnson

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          • Natasha's Kitchen
            February 26, 2020

            Thank you so much Kayla. I appreciate it!

  • Kelly
    February 23, 2020

    What amazing taste! Thank you!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 24, 2020

      You’re welcome. Thanks for dropping by!

      Reply

  • Melanie
    February 20, 2020

    Excellent recipe!
    I love your method for making fettuccine. It turned out perfectly!
    In your video you squeeze lots of lemon juice on the chicken but that step is not mentioned in your written recipe. An important addition if you love lemon, like me! Thank you for the new addition to my favorites!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 20, 2020

      Hi Melanie! Thank you for stopping by and sharing that wonderful feedback.

      Reply

  • Christina
    February 20, 2020

    Made this with half and half instead and my sauce broke 😭 I think it was because it almost boiled over right before I put the lemon juice in. But hubby says it was still good…I’m sad

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    • Natasha
      February 20, 2020

      Oh bummer. I’m sorry to hear that. Half and half will break with the acidity of lemon juice which is why heavy whipping cream works best here.

      Reply

      • Amber
        March 28, 2020

        Would the same thing happen with milk?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          March 28, 2020

          Hi Amber, I haven’t tested that with milk since it won’t thicken like whipping cream, but I believe it may have the same affect.

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  • Greta
    February 15, 2020

    Delicious dish moist chicken satisfying pasta good all around. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed that Greta.

      Reply

  • Natalia Petrenko
    February 3, 2020

    Very good recipe, real restaurant quality, I totally agree. But next time I’ll do it for 1 meal, we didn’t like it on the second day. It was just our preference, so you might like it. This is definitely a keeper for us!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Natalia! Thank you for that awesome feedback!

      Reply

  • Carolyn Kotler
    January 27, 2020

    Why rinse the pasta? Don’t you want the starch on the pasta, which helps the sauce cling? And I would add the just cooked pasta to the sauce, not the other way around. Thoughts?

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    • Natasha
      January 29, 2020

      Hi Carlyn, normally that is correct but I found that rinsing helps keep the sauce more creamy. The sauce is thick enough that it stays on no problem.

      Reply

  • Mike
    January 27, 2020

    I’m assuming that the calorie count is for the whole recipe, not individual helpings.

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    • Natasha
      January 27, 2020

      Hi Mike, we add the calorie count per serving. This has 4 servings.

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      • Mike
        January 28, 2020

        So per serving is 271 calories?

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        • Natasha
          January 28, 2020

          Hi Mike, the calories in the nutrition label are per serving.

          Reply

  • Maryann Caprio
    January 20, 2020

    This is so, so good!! My son and my husband loved it!! Great recipe!! Thank you for sharing!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

      Aww that’s the best! I love it when the entire family loves the recipe!

      Reply

  • Tanya
    January 19, 2020

    This dish so so delicious!!! Thank you for the recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Tanya!

      Reply

  • Jill Culbertson
    January 8, 2020

    Dinner was excellent! My question is that your recipe calls for 4T lemon juice, divided. I added 2 T to the sauce but don’t know where the other 2T are used.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2020

      Hi Jill, we squeezed the rest over the chicken and then over the served plate at the end of the video. I hope you helps.

      Reply

  • Diana
    December 27, 2019

    This sauce is amazing! I served it over rice instead of pasta and it was delicious

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 27, 2019

      That’s a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

    • Kat
      February 21, 2020

      1000+ calories per serving???

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      • Natasha
        February 21, 2020

        Hi Kat, heavy whipping cream is very rich. You could cut it down if you wanted a lighter sauce. This makes 4 generous portions.

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      • Leticia Aguilar
        April 19, 2020

        What if I wanted to make the whole 1pound box of noodles how much more of cream etc?

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        • Natasha
          April 19, 2020

          Hi, I would increase the rest of the recipe proportionally or the noodles can come out a little dry.

          Reply

  • dj
    December 22, 2019

    Could I use store bought alfredo sauce but add some lemon and garlic to it??

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    • Natasha
      December 22, 2019

      That should work, although I haven’t found a store-bought one that tastes quite as good as homemade.

      Reply

      • Kayla Johnson
        February 26, 2020

        Me neither dj.

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    • Gr
      January 21, 2020

      Can I use chicken thighs

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 21, 2020

        Hi Kaila, that should work. Here is what one of our readers wrote “Made this the other day and my husband LOVED it! He said “you can make this for me every day!” Lol! I used chicken thighs because I don’t like how chicken breast dries up so quickly. Turned out great!” I hope the helps.

        Reply

    • Penny
      January 27, 2020

      My husband is diabetic. While I could eat this, he couldn’t. Even low carb pastas (veggie, whole grain, wheat) are still too high in carbs. Other than rice, any suggestions for a noodle substitute? I’ve used zucchini noodles as a substitute for pasta and they are just “okay” as far as texture and taste goes. This sounds amazing, but pasta is generally forbidden in this house☹️ Oh, made your whole chicken recipe in the instant pot. It was beyond delicious!

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      • Natasha
        January 29, 2020

        Hi Penny, the first thing that comes to mind is possibly quinoa.

        Reply

  • SARA
    December 20, 2019

    this was an amazing dish.Becuase of this is why I follow all of your recipes. JUST LOVE LOVE LOVE

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 20, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Sara!! Thank you for that awesome review!

      Reply

  • Amber
    December 15, 2019

    My family and I absolutely loved this recipe! So fresh! I love watching your videos, you are too cute and thorough in your explanation. My sauce was not as thick as yours though, maybe I didnt simmer the sauce long enough?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2019

      Hi Amber! I’m so glad your Family enjoyed this recipe. I haven’t experienced those results, but I am always happy to help troubleshoot. Heavy whipping cream is naturally pretty thick – I wonder if you possibly used a substitution instead of heavy whipping cream? I hope that helps to figure out what may have gone wrong.

      Reply

      • Peachee
        January 28, 2020

        I made this tonight and the chicken was great. I used boneless, skinless thighs. I also added some grated lemon to the panko coating.
        The sauce was delicious but sadly it didn’t thicken up at all even after adding the pasta. I followed the instructions and used real whipping cream and lemon juice.
        We are going to enjoy the leftover sauce on steamed broccoli tomorrow.
        Thank you for all your hard work.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 29, 2020

          You’re welcome, Peachee! Thank you so much for stopping by with your awesome review!

          Reply

          • Wendy
            February 20, 2020

            Would I be able to substitute the heavy cream for coconut milk?

          • Natashas Kitchen
            February 20, 2020

            Hi Wendy, I have not tested that to advise. I imagine the coconut milk will not thicken like the heavy cream.

  • Jenn
    November 18, 2019

    I made the Lemon Chicken pasta tonight and it turned out great. Have plenty of leftovers! Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2019

      Thank you for that awesome feedback, Jenn! I’m so glad you enjoyed that.

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  • Chat
    November 18, 2019

    Hey Natasha!
    Can I use milk instead of heavy whipping cream?

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    • Natasha
      November 18, 2019

      Hi Chat, unfortunately, it would not thicken properly without other modifications.

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  • BRENDA
    November 10, 2019

    this was wonderful. I made it just as is and will definitely make it again, soon. I like that little squirt of lemon on the chicken after it’s fried-really adds to it. thanks for sharing

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Brenda!

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  • Rabia Asim
    November 4, 2019

    Is it ok to replace parmesan cheese in “lemon chicken Pasta sauce” with cheddar cheese that i hv at home ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 5, 2019

      Hi Rabia, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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  • Priscilla Nieves
    October 31, 2019

    I made this today for the first time and i have to say it was DELICIOUS!!!!!! Wow. It was easy and fast to make. Just how i like. I will be cooking more of your recipes.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 1, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!

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  • Donna
    October 23, 2019

    Where are your blue pasta bowls from? They are spectacular!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 24, 2019

      Hi Donna, some of our favorite tools including this dish can be found in our shop here.

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  • Esthefania Mora
    October 20, 2019

    So easy and so delicious! First time making it and it’s already a favorite. Thanks for uploading video.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 20, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Esthefania! Thank you for the wonderful review!

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    • Priscilla
      November 8, 2019

      Big hit! The pasta is so delicious and creamy. The chicken has a fresh lemon taste. My family absolutely loved it. And I loved that it only took 30 minutes lol.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        November 8, 2019

        I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!

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  • Viki
    October 11, 2019

    My husband and I LOVE this recipe! It is my go to quick meal now whenever I feel like pasta. It has even taken over my love of a good spaghetti bolognese which is saying A LOT! I especially love that I can tailor the amount of lemon per serve since I prefer more and hubby likes less! Great recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Viki!

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  • Kate
    October 10, 2019

    Our family LOVES this recipe! However, our sauce always comes out a bit watery too. I’m wondering if it’s because we have different whip cream in Canada? Ours is 35%. It doesn’t thicken up very well on the stove. Could I add cornstarch to the cold cream to help? Thanks for the great recipe!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 10, 2019

      I’m so glad your Family enjoyed this recipe, Kate! I haven’t experienced those results, but I am always happy to help troubleshoot. Heavy whipping cream is naturally pretty thick – I wonder if you possibly used a substitution instead of heavy whipping cream? I hope that helps to figure out what may have gone wrong.

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      • Lisa
        October 18, 2019

        Oh, and I also added a bit of olive oil to the pasta after I drained as the sauce wasn’t quite ready yet. I don’t know if that helped.

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    • Lisa
      October 18, 2019

      I tried this recipe tonight. It was sooooo delicious. First time in a long time that my kids were quiet at dinner because no one was complaining. It took me a bit longer to make but then again I was cooking for 6. Anyway, I had the same experience with the whipping cream (in Canada). I was really worried and thought I did something wrong. But once I added the pasta I just kept tossing in and it got thicker as it cooled a bit. The sauce never thickened while I was cooking it. Maybe try adding a bit more pasta for more even distribution of the sauce.

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      • Natasha
        October 19, 2019

        I love that review – the kids were quiet at dinner. I’m smiling big. Thank you for sharing! 🙂 You should try our chicken pesto pasta next. That is a winner with my kiddos. It’s also great using shrimp and I’ve skipped the asparagus to satisfy our youngster.

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  • Yadi
    October 9, 2019

    This was a hit! I didn’t have onion powder so added a quarter onion to sauce. It was sooooo good family loved it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 9, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Yadi! Thank you for that awesome review!

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  • Christine kelly
    September 30, 2019

    Hi could i use creme fraiche instead of cream would it work thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 30, 2019

      Hi Christine, I haven’t tested that to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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  • Sidney
    September 26, 2019

    Was sooo good but it is not a left over kind of meal.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 26, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with us.

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  • Bernice
    September 22, 2019

    Natasha I so enjoy you and your wonderful recipes. I especially enjoy your videos. Everything I have made by you have been awesome and enjoyed by me and my family. Thank you so much for being a part of my cooking life

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 23, 2019

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles!

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  • Afrin
    September 17, 2019

    This is a great recipe and we love it!
    But if there is a way to make it using an instant pot it would be awesome. I prefer this because of less cleanups afterward.
    I can prepare the chicken first but wondering how I can cook the pasta and the sauce at the same time. Please share your tips Natasha. Thanks.

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    • Natasha
      September 17, 2019

      Thank you for the wonderful review. I’m so glad you loved the recipe! Since this recipe is probably faster to make on the stove-top, we did not make an instant pot version of it. Here are all of our instant pot recipes. I hope you find some new favorites!

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  • Christina
    September 4, 2019

    Made this the other day and my husband LOVED it! He said “you can make this for me every day!” Lol! I used chicken thighs because I don’t like how chicken breast dries up so quickly. Turned out great!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 4, 2019

      Aww! That’s the best, Christina! Thank you for the wonderful review!

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  • Karla Harkness
    August 27, 2019

    Lemon chicken my sauce was watery

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 28, 2019

      Hi Karla, I haven’t experienced those results, but I am always happy to help troubleshoot. Heavy whipping cream is naturally pretty thick – I wonder if you possibly used a substitution instead of heavy whipping cream? Also, there shouldn’t be any off smell to it, but it should smell like an alfredo sauce with a hint of lemon to it. Could your heavy cream have gone bad? Also, make sure to use real lemon juice for best results, not concentrate. I hope that helps to figure out what may have gone wrong.

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  • Elizabeth Kroening
    July 25, 2019

    I love all of your recipes, but I’m not sure about this one. I was soo excited because it sounded amazing. I must have done something wrong….my sauce did not thicken at all…and it taste good but smells really weird. I’m not sure how to make it better but I’m gonna try putting it in the oven to thicken the sauce so it’s not like lemon milk:/

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    • Natasha
      July 25, 2019

      Hi Elizabeth, I haven’t experienced those results, but I am always happy to help troubleshoot. Heavy whipping cream is naturally pretty thick – I wonder if you possibly used a substitution instead of heavy whipping cream? Also, there shouldn’t be any off smell to it, but it should smell like an alfredo sauce with a hint of lemon to it. Could your heavy cream have gone bad? Also, make sure to use real lemon juice for best results, not concentrate. I hope that helps to figure out what may have gone wrong.

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  • Ksusha.A
    July 24, 2019

    Simple. Yummy. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 25, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Ksusha!

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  • Irina
    July 22, 2019

    Wow! Nice twist on basic chicken. Super easy to make, the whole fam enjoyed it! Deff will be a staple in our meal plans.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 22, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Irina!

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  • Rose
    July 22, 2019

    Hi! can this be made with half and half? If so, what would be the amount to sub? Thanks

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    • Natasha
      July 22, 2019

      Hi Rose, it would be a significantly thinner sauce and the parmesan doesn’t incorporate as readily with half and half so it would need to be modified. Also, half and half can curdle when lemon juice is added. This recipe is best made with whipping cream.

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  • Emmy
    July 18, 2019

    My family absolutely loved this dish….so delicious, yumz! Small tip – I had to pound my chicken breast for even cooking it was still quite thick after i had cut it in half. Thanks Natasha for sharing. Will definitely be making this again 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 18, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Emmy!

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  • Chris
    July 15, 2019

    WOW! Just got done making it. So good!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 15, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Chris!

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      • KeroKero
        July 20, 2019

        Would you call this a healthy meal?

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    • Jessica
      July 31, 2019

      Loved this recipe! My dish didn’t look quite as beautiful though. Need dishes like this blue one. Mind sharing where they are from?

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  • Nicole
    July 11, 2019

    Yum! That’s all that is needed to describe this dish!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 12, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Nicole!

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  • Krista
    July 10, 2019

    The end product was super good. However, take note that it may take you longer than 30 minutes to make. It took my husband and me a full hour, with both of us working. Maybe we’re just slow in the kitchen, maybe it had something to do with the brands we were using, or maybe it just takes the typical home cook longer than 30 minutes. If you are super efficient and don’t need to check the recipe much, then I’m sure you’ll fall closer to the estimated time.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Cami
    July 10, 2019

    I made this the day you posted the video. My son’s friend was over and he said “you make the best food I’ve ever had!!!” Needless to say, it was all gone! Making it again tonight and doubling the recipe so I can have some for lunch tomorrow. (If I can hide it well enough in the fridge) 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Cami!

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  • Debbie
    July 8, 2019

    I love all of your recipes, thank you! I made this tonight and the only thing I did differently was to add the zest from a lemon to the panko crumbs before I squeezed the lemon into the sauce. This gave the chicken coating an extra boost of lemon…awesome!!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 8, 2019

      I love the extra lemon idea, Debbie! Thank you for sharing that with me!

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  • Ashley F
    July 6, 2019

    I loved using the panko on the chicken! Turned out great!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 6, 2019

      That’s so awesome! I’m happy you enjoyed that!

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  • Aimee Shugarman
    July 6, 2019

    One of my new favorite dinner recipes!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 6, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Aimee!

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  • Sarah Skaggs
    July 6, 2019

    Yum! We love this recipe, it’s perfect!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 6, 2019

      Sounds like you found a new favorite Sarah!

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  • Demeter
    July 6, 2019

    Pasta is always a winner in our house. Such a flavorful dish and so easy to make. Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 6, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!

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  • Krissy Allori
    July 5, 2019

    This lemon sauce looks so good! I can’t wait to try it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 6, 2019

      I hope you love it Krissy!

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    • Katrina Kofeloa
      July 10, 2019

      I need to feed 8 people. Is there anything I should do different or just literally double ALL the ingredients?
      Thanks I’m so excited to try this one!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        July 10, 2019

        Hi Katrina, I would double it. Also, If you click “Jump to recipe” at the top of the post it will take you to our printable recipe where you’ll have the option to change the number of servings. Hover over the serving number highlighted in red and slide it to how many servings you would like to make. I hope that helps!

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  • Donna
    July 5, 2019

    I made this tonight.. Quick meal.. super easy…very flavorful. YuM yummy 😋.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 5, 2019

      I’m happy you enjoyed that Donna! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

      Reply

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