Lemon Butter Feta Chicken Pasta

Lemon Butter Feta Chicken Pasta


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  • 2 lb. bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (4 to 6)
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • Zest and juice of 1 large lemon
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb. gemelli
  • 2 oz. crumbled feta, plus more for serving
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley, plus more for serving
  1. Pat chicken dry with paper towels; season with oregano, salt, and black pepper.
  2. In a large, high-sided skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add chicken skin side down and cook, turning occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and melt butter. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add broth, cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, and red pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring often, then add pasta and return chicken to skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until pasta is al dente and an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 165°, 18 to 20 minutes.
  4. Transfer chicken to a plate. Add feta to pasta mixture and stir until melted. Stir in parsley.
  5. Return chicken to skillet. Top with more feta and parsley.

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