Lemony Mushroom and Chicken Pasta

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This healthy lemony mushroom and chicken pasta recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner.

It’s quick and simple to make and is rich in flavour thanks to a zingy blend of garlic, lemon and chilli.

You can easily make this dish vegetarian, too – simply omit the chicken for a lighter pasta dish, perfect for summer.

Serves 2

You’ll need

  • Two chicken breasts
  • 275g chestnut mushrooms
  • 180g fresh fettuccine
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • One clove of garlic
  • 2tsp chilli flakes
  • A good grating of parmesan
  • 4tbsp of good olive oil
  • 1tbsp chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to season


  1. Preparation: Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Heat half the olive oil in a sauté pan, season the chicken and brown it all over. Add the garlic and mushrooms then sauté well, tossing around a little to mix. 
  3. Put the pan in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes then remove and leave to rest.
  4. While the chicken is in the oven, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta for about three to four minutes, until al dente
  5. Drain the fettuccine, put back in the pan and then add the remaining olive oil, chilli flakes and lemon zest and juice and stir well.
  6. Add the chicken, garlic and mushrooms, stir well, add the parsley and check the seasoning.
  7. Serve and add parmesan to taste.


Recipe courtesy of Just Add Mushrooms

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27th Apr 2016
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This is what happens..... you share a recipe on the website or FB. If I like the look and sound of it, I email the link to my husband in the morning before I go to work (he is retired and a very good cook). I never add any text or message to the email. Then, I get home from work in the evening and low and behold, the said recipe has been prepared for dinner. I don't actually make any request for him to make the dishes, but lucky for me, he assumes that's what I am doing and gets cracking in the kitchen. It worked again today, as we have just had this dish for dinner. The lemoniness (think I just made that word up) gave this dish a lovely zesty fresh taste and it was truly very delicious. Keep sharing the recipes please.

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