3-Ingredient One-Pot Lemon Pasta with Rotisserie Chicken


This satisfying one-pot pasta cooks with just the right amount of water so you're left with perfectly cooked noodles and enough starchy liquid to act as a sauce. Stir in lemon juice and zest at the end for a bright finish.

3-Ingredient One Pot Lemon Chicken Pasta
Photo: Carolyn Hodges
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 4 cups water

  • 8 ounces whole-grain linguine or fettuccine, broken in half

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper

  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

  • Chopped fresh basil for garnish


  1. Combine water, pasta, oil and salt in a large Dutch oven or heavy pot. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium and simmer uncovered, stirring often, until the pasta is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 12 minutes.

  2. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, pepper and chicken. Serve topped with basil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

344 Calories
10g Fat
40g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 344
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Vitamin A 14IU 0%
Sodium 676mg 29%
Potassium 241mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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