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Creamy Chicken Pasta

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Aug 12, 2020
Creamy Chicken Pasta
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Creamy Chicken Pasta – So creamy and so comforting! This chicken and pasta skillet will be on your dinner table all week long! It is incredibly easy to make and has a ton of flavor, so it’s perfect for weeknight dinners. You can add your own variation with various spices and/or herbs to tweak the chicken pasta recipe to your liking. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Creamy Chicken Pasta

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Directions

1. To make the creamy chicken pasta recipe: In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions, then drain well.

2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground chicken and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the chicken as it cooks. Set aside.

3. Add onion to the same skillet, and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in garlic and Italian seasoning until fragrant, about 1 minute.

4. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the chicken stock and marinara sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced and slightly thickened, about 6-8 minutes.

5. Stir in cooked pasta, ground chicken and heavy cream until heated through, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in shredded cheddar cheese until melted, about 2 minutes. Serve the creamy chicken pasta immediately, garnished with fresh chopped basil. Enjoy!

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Tips for the creamy chicken pasta recipe

Seared ground chicken is mixed through a super creamy pasta, cooked in one pan with garlic, tomato, onion, herbs, AND cheddar cheese! Using pantry staples, the entire family will LOVE this easy one-pan meal! Here are a few tips to make the most gorgeous chicken pasta recipe ever:

  • To prevent cooked pasta from sticking together, wait until the water is at a full, rapid boil before adding the penne. Then stir the pasta as it cooks, aim for stirring every 2-3 minutes.
  • Use good quality cheddar that will you grate yourself. Pre shredded cheese has starch added to it to prevent sticking in clumps in the bag, making it difficult to melt properly in the sauce.
  • If you don’t like messing around with diced canned tomatoes, you can replace them with 4 to 5 diced Roma tomatoes.
  • If you want to lighten up this creamy chicken pasta recipe, use half and half instead of heavy cream, in the same proportion
  • You can replace ground chicken with ground turkey if you prefer.

What other types of pasta can we use?

Use any pasta shape that holds the sauce well. Farfalle and rotini would make great alternatives.

How and how long to store the creamy pasta leftovers?

This creamy chicken pasta recipe keeps well in the fridge for 2 or 3 days in an airtight container. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave, adding a tiny splash of water to loosen up the sauce if necessary.

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