Hunts® Lemon Tomato Chicken Pasta Recipe -
Hunts(R) Lemon Tomato Chicken Pasta Recipe
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Hunts® Lemon Tomato Chicken Pasta

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"Lemon and fresh basil complement tomatoes in this chicken and pasta dish."

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Original recipe makes 6 ( 1 1/3-cup) servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins

    30 mins


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and garlic; cook 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  2. Stir together undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce and lemon juice in same skillet; bring to a boil. Add cream cheese; stir until cream cheese is melted completely. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes to thicken slightly.
  3. Drain pasta. Add to sauce in skillet; stir to coat. Stir in chicken, basil and lemon peel. Sprinkle with pepper, if desired.
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  • Cook's Tip: Substitute 4 oz. cubed regular cream cheese for the soft cream cheese spread. Stir sauce with whisk to combine.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 03, 2011

This was amazing. Can't wait to make it again! I think I'll be adding a little vodka next time. :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 12, 2011

My husband really liked this but I wasn't crazy about it. The lemon and tomato combo didn't work for me. It didn't taste bad, it just wasn't something I'd ever want to make again.

Nov 02, 2011

YUMMY! Made this for the first time for dinner and it was excellent. I did not have fresh basil or lemon so I had to used dried basil and used 2 teaspoons and used the "real lemon" lemon juice and left the shredded lemon out. Did not have soft cream cheese so had to use block cream cheese instead. It was fine, just soften it prior to cooking. This was so good with the changes I imagine it would be even better made just as written. This is definitely going to be one I keep in the rotation!

Nov 07, 2011

Hubbie and I loved this. Not too bad for the waistline, either, as long as you don't eat a huge portion. We used fat-free cream cheese. I also didn't use any of the lemon zest and it was still quite tangy.

Nov 03, 2011

Used some grass fed ground beef instead of chicken. Added some chedder cheese as a topping. What an easy and very tasty dinner.

Oct 30, 2011

First of all, this was delicious! I didn't have any tomato sauce so I used ketchup. We didn't have any chicken breast, so I substituted imitation crab meat. I also don't like lemon juice so I used orange juice instead. It was delightful.

Jan 19, 2012

i used 16 oz of pasta and it was plenty of sauce... really good!

Nov 01, 2011

I made this as is and it was great. The lemon really adds a freshness to the recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 318 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 22.3 g
  • 45%
  • Sodium
  • 526 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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