How To Cook Lemon Basil Chicken Pasta | Lemon Basil Chicken Recipe

Lemon Basil Chicken Pasta

Are you thinking of what to do with the chicken breast in your fridge? What about doing a very tasty, Asian flavored pasta recipe? My lemon basil chicken pasta is so easy to do. You can absolutely make it at home.

The hubby and I enjoy this dish so much because it brings us back to Thailand, a place that’s very close to our hearts. It also involves cooking with healthy oils, too. We’re using chicken breast and the sauce is based on olive oil with loads of herbs and spices. If you are conscious with what you eat, you wouldn’t mind getting the calories from this pasta dish.

Here’s the recipe!

-Chicken breast, 300g
-Garlic powder, 2 tsp
-Freshly ground black pepper, ½ tsp
-Fish sauce, 3-4 tsp
-Dried basil leaves, 1 tsp
-Raw sugar, 1 tbsp
-Lemon squeeze, ½-1 tbsp

1. Cut the chicken breasts into thin slices.
2. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
3. Marinate the breast for at least an hour.

Lemon Basil Chicken Pasta

4. Pan-grill the chicken under medium heat for 4 minutes per side.
5. Wait for the chicken to caramelize and char a bit.
6. Take off from the pan and let it rest.

Lemon Basil Chicken Pasta

7. Place on top of basil pasta.

For the basil pasta, you’ll need…

-Pasta, 500g
-Garlic, 5-7 cloves, chopped and minced
-Onions, 1 whole, chopped
-Tomato, 1 whole, chopped
-Dried basil, 1tbsp
-Italian herbs, 1tbsp
-Salt and pepper, to taste
-Olive oil, 10-12 tbsp

1. Cook the pasta in salted water.
2. Drain with a strainer after testing the pasta for its al dente texture. (Check the link here to see how I cook my pasta.)
3. Pour olive oil in a heated pan.
4. Saute the garlic and onions. Wait for it to sweat.
5. Add in the tomatoes. Stir well.
6. Wait for the tomatoes to wilt.
7. Cover and let the dish simmer for 5-7 minutes under low to medium heat.
8. Put in the basil and Italian herbs.
9. Stir well.
10. Season with salt and pepper.
11. Add in the pasta.
12. Transfer to a plate.
13. Place the lemon basil chicken on top of the pasta.

Lemon Basil Chicken Pasta

That’s it! Quick and easy, yeah? Savor your chicken pasta with a cold drink.

I hope you enjoyed this one. Remember me when you cook!


  1. This looks amazing and the lemon and basil combo is just spot on! I can't wait to give this recipe a try!

    1. Thanks, Jeannette!Let me know how the recipe goes. :)

  2. I so love pasta! So this dish is definitely something I'd love to try. Lemon goes really well with chicken too, which is awesome.

  3. This looks like a delicious meal. I bet the flavor combination is wonderful and my girls would enjoy this.

    1. It's one of our favorite quick pasta meals at home, Kerri. Let me know if your girls enjoy this one, too.

  4. That is a great sounding recipe. I like pasta that incorporates lemon.

  5. Oh my, I can't wait to try this. I love chicken breast and I am always looking for ways to prepare it. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. I can't wait to try out this recipe. So many times I take out chicken and have no clue how I want to make it because I'm tired of the ways I normally make it. Your Lemon Basil Chicken Pasta looks delicious and easy enough for me to make.

  7. Yum! I love basil and using fresh herbs. This looks really yummy!

  8. This looks so light and refreshing. Probably works well with fish too.

    1. We haven't tried it on fish. I suppose it should go well with it, too. Yeah!

  9. This is one of my favorite! This would be perfect for our dinner. I totally love it. Thanks for sharing fantastic recipe.

  10. Omg now this is some food porn!!!! Looks absolutely delicious. So need to give your recipe a try!

  11. I am very cooking challenged but I am going to give this one a try, it looks too yummy!


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