Lemon Spaghetti with Chicken

Servings 6 Serves


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 16 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 24 ounces low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 16 ounces Spaghetti uncooked or use Linguine pasta


  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat.
  • Add chicken and brown until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes; remove from saucepan and set aside.
  • Add remaining ingredients to saucepan, except pasta. Bring mixture to a boil then add pasta, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Return chicken pieces to the pasta mixture; cover and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve immediately.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve a big spinach salad on the side.
VEGETARIAN: Use non-breaded faux chicken patties and use vegetable broth.
KOSHER: Use olive oil instead of butter.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure broth is gluten free. Use gluten free pasta.
NUTRITION per serving: 453 Calories; 6g Fat; 32g Protein; 67g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 54mg Cholesterol; 322mg Sodium. Exchanges: 4 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates. Points: 12
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