Chicken Pasta Recipes | Julie Blanner

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When you’re looking for a fast and easy dinner that’s sure to thrill everyone in your family, these 12 incredible chicken pasta recipes are just the ticket!

Most are ready in 30 minutes or less, which makes them as convenient as they are delicious!

Packed with flavor and wholesome, fresh ingredients, these recipes are total crowd pleasers. Learn my favorite tips and tricks for cooking pasta, and you’ll be on your way to a dinner that will leave them begging for more!

Tortelloni alfredo with grilled chicken on a white plate.

Whenever I reach out to readers asking what they’d like to see more of here on the blog, the answer is always a resounding “weeknight dinners” “kid friendly options” and “more pasta”.

Your wish is my command, friends! Pasta makes such a quick and easy, family friendly weeknight dinner. It’s the answer to so many of your requests!

So today, we are going to round up all my best chicken pasta recipes that we’ve shared over the years. Use the drop down Table of Contents menu to easily navigate this post, and don’t forget to pin and save for later!

Chicken Pasta Recipes

First, a few of my best tips for incredible pasta and some frequently asked questions and answers. Click through each individual recipe for the printable recipe card!

Chicken and pasta are two of our favorite foods, so why not combine them into something even more delicious? With such a wide array of sauces, cheeses and wholesome additions like extra veggies, the options are truly endless!

Tips

  • Learn how to make homemade pasta here. You won’t believe how simple this tutorial is – it might just change your life!
  • Always save a cup of your pasta water to thin out sauces. The starchy water is already warm and works beautifully for this purpose.
  • Cook your pasta al dente! That perfect bite of pasta won’t happen when your noodles are overcooked.
  • Use the best quality ingredients you can so that each ingredient shines!
  • Use this printable meat temperature chart to ensure your chicken is done.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is there no chicken pasta in Italy?

It’s true! This combination is an Americanized version of Italian food. You won’t find chicken pasta recipes in restaurants on your tours of Italy! Traditionally, chicken is always a second course in Italian restaurants there.

What kind of chicken goes with pasta?

Pasta dishes are often served with baked or grilled chicken. Some restaurants will even serve breaded and fried chicken on their signature pasta dishes. You can even use shredded chicken!

Many of these recipes include grilled, baked or shredded chicken in the steps. However, lots of pasta recipes serve beautifully with any of your favorite chicken recipes!

With that in mind, I’m including our favorite pasta recipes that serve beautifully with chicken here, too. Plus, you’ll find all the best baked chicken recipes to go with them!

Asiago Tortelloni Alfredo With Grilled Chicken

Ready for an Italian favorite that everyone in your family is going to clamor over? Don’t miss this incredible Asiago Tortelloni Alfredo with Grilled Chicken. It’s filling, decadent, and overflowing with cheesy goodness.

Tortelloni alfredo with grilled chicken

Mexican Spaghetti

Mexican spaghetti is a flavored pasta bake that comes together easily for a hearty family meal. This chicken spaghetti dish is pure comfort food and requires just a few pantry ingredients.

A white plate filled with chicken spaghetti bake.

Creamy Chicken Pasta With Cajun Sauce

This creamy chicken pasta is perfectly spicy, in a parmesan Cajun sauce to die for! Delicious and effortless, it’s a creamy Cajun chicken pasta to crave. 

pasta with cajun sauce in skillet with tongs

Piccata Milanese

Piccata Milanese is such a simple, flavorful chicken dish – and especially delicious when served over a bed of fresh pasta. The easy and amazing Piccata Sauce is made with olive oil, butter, lemon juice, wine and capers.

piccata milanese with capers

Maggiano’s Tortellacci Recipe

Tortellini is the cheese filled star of the show in this recipe. The secret to making it quick and easy is purchasing tortellini in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. You won’t know the difference!

We often sub the prosciutto with baked chicken for a family-friendly switch.

15 Minute Tortellaci | fast & flavorful recipe

White Wine Sauce For Chicken Pasta

Bursting with fresh flavor, this is an incredibly easy white wine sauce recipe that is perfect for pasta, seafood and chicken dishes. It’s light and refreshing for spring, summer and fall! Make it tonight – start to finish in less than 15 minutes!

chicken on bed of pasta

Pasta Aglio E Olio

Add chicken spiedini to this light and flavorful three ingredient Aglio e Olio, a traditional Italian dish! The perfect weeknight dinner made with pantry ingredients in just ten minutes.

aglio e olio on a plate

Boursin Pasta

Add my easy baked chicken to this Boursin pasta, which is so rich and decadent. It’s creamy, infused with fragrant herbs from this incredible cheese, and ready in just minutes.

A white serving bowl full of Boursin pasta topped with chives.

Lemon Basil Pasta

It’s light, refreshing and everyone enjoys it. Even better, I can make it from start to finish in about 15 minutes including time to chop basil and grate fresh parmesan! Serve with with baked or grilled chicken, shrimp or scallops.

Lemon basil pasta recipe - quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe

Amazing Vodka Sauce Recipe

Add your favorite grilled or baked chicken to this simple vodka sauce recipe for pasta and you’ll have an incredible dinner everyone will love! Try it with spiedini or even this rosemary chicken.

Ina Garten's vodka sauce, simplifiedv

Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo

This incredibly rich and creamy Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is one of the easiest ways to enjoy a filling pasta dinner. This traditional, decadent Alfredo Sauce recipe is made with just five ingredients, and your family will beg you to make this time and time again! 

White surface with a metal pan full of homemade fettuccine alfredo, single plate of pasta to the side.

Chicken Spiedini

This easy Spiedini recipe is a classic Italian dish that’s incredibly versatile! Moist chicken spiedini is skewered and breaded with garlic and herbs, and toasted to perfection on the grill, stove top or oven!

A white plate with fettuccine alfredo topped with spiedini, platter of chicken spiedini in the background.

Lemon Pepper Sauce

This sauce creates a fast and easy lemon pepper pasta that is truly unforgettable- filled with perfectly balanced soft essence of lemon flavor. It’s perfect to add your favorite chicken – try it with panko chicken for the perfect crunchy balance to this creamy sauce.

A white plate with a bowl full of lemon pepper pasta, gold fork to the side.

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Chicken Pasta Recipes

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 20 mins

Total Time 30 mins

When you’re looking for a fast and easy dinner that’s sure to thrill everyone in your family, these 12 incredible chicken pasta recipes are just the ticket!

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Instructions

  • Select your favorite recipe and click through to print each recipe card.

  • Organize all the requested ingredients and follow step by step instructions.

  • Prep and serve in under 30 minutes.

Tips

  • Learn how to make homemade pasta here. You won’t believe how simple this tutorial is – it might just change your life!
  • Always save a cup of your pasta water to thin out sauces. The starchy water is already warm and works beautifully for this purpose.
  • Cook your pasta al dente! That perfect bite of pasta won’t happen when your noodles are overcooked.
  • Use this printable meat temperature chart to ensure your chicken is done.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 523kcal (26%), Carbohydrates: 87g (29%), Protein: 17g (34%), Fat: 11g (17%), Saturated Fat: 5g (25%), Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 37mg (12%), Sodium: 388mg (16%), Potassium: 253mg (7%), Fiber: 4g (16%), Sugar: 4g (4%), Calcium: 24mg (2%), Iron: 1mg (6%)











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