Lemon Chicken with Pea Pods

Lemon Chicken with Pea Pods
Lemon Chicken with Pea Pods
This image courtesy of Jay Wilde

There are many gluten-free pastas available. They can be made from corn, quinoa, rice, and other gluten-free grains. When cooking these pastas, read the instructions carefully. Overcooking can make the pasta fall apart or become gummy. The green pea pods and the penne pasta make this easy dish both pretty and delicious.

NotesAdd a Flavor variation

Substitute fresh asparagus or fresh green beans for the pea pods. They will cook in about the same amount of time.


Cooking MethodSauteeing



Make Ahead RecipeYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party

Recipe CourseMain Course

Dietary ConsiderationGluten-free


MoodStressed, Tired

Taste and TextureLight


  • 2 8-ounce packages gluten-free penne pasta or similar pasta
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 to 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup frozen pea pods cut into pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • Finely shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large pot cook pasta as directed on package. Drain and pour pasta into a large bowl. Cover with foil and set aside.

  2. In a large skillet heat oil on medium heat. Add chicken and cook about 6 minutes or until tender. Transfer cooked chicken to bowl with pasta.

  3. In the same skillet add pea pods and garlic salt. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Transfer to bowl with chicken and pasta. Add 1/2 cup grated cheese, lemon juice, and, if desired, parsley; toss to combine. Sprinkle with finely shredded cheese. Serve immediately.


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