Lemon Chicken Vermicelli with Vegetables

We really like pasta and chicken together with this being one of our favorite ways to enjoy it.  What makes it even better is that it’s simple and is packed with good flavor.

The lemon juice and capers give the chicken and vermicelli a unique taste along with mushrooms and fresh tomatoes rounding it out.  It’s good this time of year with the fresh vegetables and the butter certainly helps it also.

This is so good that as soon as you’ve had a couple of helpings and emptied the bowl, you’ll lick the bowl!  It’s a great dish that turns out extraordinarily good every time!

Lemon Chicken Vermicelli with Vegetables


3 chicken breasts
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 large tomato, large chop
1 pound vermicelli
1 lemon
1 stick butter, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons capers
Salt and pepper
1 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped fine


Sauté chicken breasts in skillet sprayed with cooking spray until done; juices running clear.   Cut into strips.  Set aside.
In same skillet, sauté mushrooms and garlic for 2-3 minutes.
Add tomatoes and heat through.
Add chicken strips to vegetables.  Set aside, keeping warm.
Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the vermicelli according to package directions, until al dente.  Drain well.
Grate the lemon zest into a large pasta bowl, being careful not to grate the white pith as it is bitter.
Add the juice from the lemon to the bowl.
Add drained pasta to the lemon mixture.
Add butter to pasta and combine.
Place chicken with vegetables, capers and parsley in the pasta bowl.
Season with salt and pepper.
Add Parmesan cheese.
Toss well.  
Serves 4-6

This is delicious!  ENJOY!

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  1. Pasta and chicken are classic! It's what you put on them that makes it unique! This looks excellent!!

  2. I love lemon chicken so I am sure I would love this. Diane

  3. Hi Pam..thanks for your visit and kind words. This looks so yummy, might be just what I need for dinner tonight! ;D

  4. I love chicken with pasta too! Good flavour going on there!

  5. Chicken, mushrooms & tomato combined with pasta - that is a great combo and a fav in my home! Thanks!

  6. Mushrooms, lemons, pasta and cheese...this sounds heavenly. I would love to serve this with a big plate of bread and a bowl of fresh fruit!

  7. I love pasta with the lemon! It's always a good match!

  8. Hi Pam, thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment.
    I love to cook and your blog seems to be a great source of recipes. I'm vegetarian but I'm sure I can find some veggie recipes at your blog. And sometimes I can just adjust meat recipes for culinary restrictions.
    I'm going to follow you. Have a nice day!

  9. Hey Pam! Your pasta looks delicious! I'm trying to cut down on refined carbs, but I'm sure this would great with some whole grain pasta too;)
    I will check out your giveaway now...

  10. What a lovely-sounding dish! It may not be the best for you but lemon + butter = heaven :) I should go see what this giveaway business is about. ;)

  11. This looks delicious! I'm always trying to find new ways to use chicken- I get tired of the same thing over and over. Thanks!

  12. what timing...i just took some chicken breasts out of the freezer for tonight and wanted someting pasta to go with it...and then i found this !!!!!

    i am making this tonight

    looks wonderful...

  13. Lemons, capers, chicken and pasta...Yum.

  14. Perfect combination of ingredients

  15. This looks delicious, and I'm wondering why I haven't found your blog before? Everything looks so delicious! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  16. Great sounding dish. I've decided I like lemon/butter/caper sauce so well it might even go with cow chips - so far only super good chocolate works on them. :-)

  17. Pam thank you for visiting my blog abd follow it. I am so glad that you like it. I'll visit youy often.
    Have a nice day.

  18. I am a lemon lovin' girl! This looks amazing!

  19. I love pasta with chicken too especially with some parmesan cheese!

  20. Acabo de descubrir tu blog y tienes unas recetas muy interesantes.

    Esta se ve deliciosa. Saludos.

  21. Honey bun....diving into that bowl of pasta would be worth the caloric suicide!

  22. what a yummy dish!!
    perfect for a summer dinner.

  23. Pam...I'll always accept an invitation with a great pasta dish such as this one. Great ingredients makes for perfection ;o)

    Ciao for now,

  24. You make cooking look so easy. I love your recipes, this one is another keeper.

  25. I love lemon and pasta together...can you believe I never thought to add a little chicken? The capers must add a perfect little punch to this!

  26. This looks great! I have never tried putting lemons in pasta, this is something that I'll have to try out!

  27. Believe it or not that is something my GS might eat. And that is tough to find! lo

  28. Lemon's my thing...gotta try this recipe!

  29. What a really great dish. Sounds so good. I hope when you try my pecan pie recipe that you will enjoy it. Have a wonderful weekend.

  30. Your pasta looks delicious. I like pasta dishes when I have to fix a meal in a short order.

  31. How can you go wrong with PASTA and CHICKEN? I can tell from your photo that this has to be delicious

  32. I love the lemon and pasta combination!

  33. This pasta dish looks great. I love capers!!

  34. This is packed with some of my favorite things! So hearty and comforting. Love it!

  35. It sounds and looks great=wish I had some!

  36. I love lemon chicken and that recipe sounds delicious!!


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