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20 Best Chicken Pasta Recipes (All Types)

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Are you looking for a way to take your chicken pasta dishes to the next level? Then this is the cheat sheet you need to make some magic in the kitchen. Chicken pasta is typically made using spaghetti, tomatoes, and chicken.

If you doubt that the taste of chicken pasta is not something you’d enjoy, I’m excited for you to find out how good the two go together. Adding grains and veggies will also make it a healthy, wholesome meal. These inventive, lip-smacking chicken pasta recipes have been collected from all around the world for you to indulge in.

Got your fork and knife? Let’s dig in, shall we?

1. Chicken Basil Spaghetti

Chicken basil spaghetti with garlic, fresh basil, chilis, and onion on the background.

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Get ready to wow your tastebuds with this delectable Chicken Basil Spaghetti. The secret? Plenty of basil and hot pepper. The fresh flavor of basil makes this dish incredibly irresistible.

This recipe is an Italian classic with an unusual twist. The main ingredients used in this dish are garlic cloves, dried spaghetti, fresh basil and pepper, black olives, cheese, tomatoes, and chicken tenders. Begin by boiling the chicken and the package according to the instructions on the package.

When it comes to the sauce, start with the chili peppers and the garlic on a saucepan and then add the basil, can of diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, and black olives. Shred the chicken toss it to the sauce together with the spaghetti and stir it. Add the remaining basil leaves and parmesan cheese to your dish, and your fantastic Chicken Basil is done!

2. Chicken Piccata

Chicken piccata garnished with lemons and green onions.

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I don’t know about you, but I like my Chicken breasts sauteed and served with a side of flavored sauce. This recipe is a simple and quick dish that can be made for a special someone on a date night. The name Picatta comes from Italy, which means ‘Pounded Flat.’

However, in this dish, Picatta refers to dredging the chicken in flour and then sauteing. The chicken is then served in a delectable Picatta sauce that consists of lemon juice, butter, and a twist of capers that introduces a tangy and briny flavor to this dish. Take time to pound the chicken breast before seasoning and cooking them to cook fast.

Once the chicken is done, prepare the sauce using the chicken broth to maintain that rich flavor. Once the sauce is done, add the butter and cream to simmer for a few minutes, and then add the chicken in to coat them in the sauce. Serve the tasty Chicken Piccata and its sauce over pasta and enjoy!

3. Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Chicken parmesan casserole topped with green onions.

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We know, we know! Schedules have become so packed and stressful that it has become almost impossible to throw them down in the kitchen. Well, we’ve got some good news for you.

This 30-minute dish is all that’s needed after a long day at work for yourself or the entire family. The best part about this dish is that there is no need for expensive ingredients. All that’s needed is mozzarella and parmesan cheese, pasta, bread crumbs, minced garlic, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and a few pieces of skinless, boneless chicken breasts.

The kids will love the flavor of the chicken since it’s so similar to that of pizza. Once you make the sauce mixture, add it to the first half of the chicken in the baking pan that’s waiting to go into the oven. Spread some cheese and then add another layer of chicken, cheese, and bread crumbs.

Top these layers with more parmesan and mozzarella cheese and bake for around half an hour. Spoon your casserole over pasta and if you are feeling festive, add a side of salad or garlic bread.

4. Chicken Florentine

Close-up of chicken Florentine garnished with spinach.

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Inspired by the popular Italian cooking style from Florence, this Chicken Florentine dish is bound to blow one’s socks off. It consists of a breaded sauteed chicken alongside a rich, creamy sauce best spooned over the pasta. The fact that the chicken breast is skinless and boneless helps in the cooking process.

After pounding the chick into a 1-inch thick fillet, prepare the dredging mixture by mixing the Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese, flour, salt, and pepper. Fry the chicken in butter and olive oil over medium heat for around 5-7 minutes after coating it in the dredging mixture. The sauce consists of garlic, chicken broth, softened cream cheese, and coarsely torn spinach or frozen spinach.

Add a bit of lemon juice and garnish with fresh parsley.

5. Creamy Chicken Soup with Pasta

Creamy chicken soup pasta topped with fresh parsley.

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This creamy chicken soup with pasta dish is definitely one to add to the family’s favorite menu. Unlike other soups, this chicken soup doesn’t need so much time prepping or cooking on a stove. In just 30 minutes, this tasty meal will be done and served on the table.

Begin by dicing the carrots and preparing the celery before tossing them in hot over medium cooking oil. For about five minutes, saute the vegetables and garlic, add the chicken broth and the chicken and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Shred the chicken once cooked and add it back to the pot before stirring cubes of cream cheese and spinach.

Serve this sauce with pasta, and don’t forget to garnish with some parmesan cheese for that extra flavor!

6. Creamy Tomato Chicken Breasts

Top view of creamy tomato chicken breast in a pan.

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We are totally in love with this unique creamy tomato chicken breast recipe that’s perfectly juicy and delicious. The chicken served alongside pasta is flavourful; however, the cherry on top is the seasoned sauce because of its rich and creamy aspect. Begin by seasoning the chicken with pepper and salt and searing it in hot cooking, all for around 5 minutes on each side.

For the sauce, begin with minced garlic and then add the following ingredients while stirring; chicken broth, cream, grated parmesan, tomatoes, red pepper flakes, parsley, and oregano. After a few simmering minutes, add the chicken making sure it’s fully coated in the sauce, and then pop it into a preheated oven. Bake the chicken for around 20 minutes, then serve over your pasta.

Spoon the sauce over your dish and enjoy!

7. BLT Pasta Salad

BLT pasta salad garnished with spices.

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I don’t know about you, but you can never go wrong with bacon. This BLT pasta salad recipe incorporates tomatoes, bacon, and a crunchy side of romaine lettuce. This dish doesn’t require one to spend much time in the kitchen.

This tasty recipe is not too heavy or filling, making it the perfect meal to enjoy for dinner on a warm day in the summer. Cook the pasta for about 10 minutes first, then prepare the salad using the barbecue sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, and ranch dressing. Stir the prepared pasta and salad into a large bowl and add bacon and parmesan cheese.

Top your salad with grilled chicken for an amazing mouthgasm. Enjoy your colorful pasta dish, and feel free to incorporate any other veggies to make it healthy and tasty.

8. White Chicken Lasagna Soup

White chicken lasagna soup garnished with herbs.

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Who doesn’t love little old lasagna? This hearty recipe consists of large chunks of chicken, lasagna noodles, and cannellini beans. What we love about this dish is it is as filling as it is delicious.

Soup lovers will obsess over this dish, and those who do not care for soup will undoubtedly become loyal fans after trying it out. The meal doesn’t need much work as one will only need to add things in a pot, one after the other. The creamy, savory broth features veggies, chicken broth, cornstarch, flour, and seasoning.

Cannellini beans are also added before the lasagna noodles and the chunks of chicken. Don’t forget to toss some chopped spinach and parmesan cheese before serving it in a bowl.

9. Chicken Fajita Pasta

Chicken fajita pasta topped with basil and cheese.

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Think about it. The rich flavors of a classic Mexican fajita incorporated in a pasta meal make this the perfect chicken pasta recipe. Begin by frying the kitchen for around 5 minutes in a casserole or a frying pan. Once that’s done, fry onions and peppers in the very same pan for about 8 minutes while you continuously add garlic, spices, dried herbs, and tomato puree while you let it simmer for 3 minutes.

Add the fried chicken back to the pan and the double cream, stirring it to ensure the chicken is coated in the sauce. Add cooked pasta to the pasta and top with parsley and cheese, and it will be ready to indulge.

10. Balsamic Chicken Pasta

Balsamic chicken pasta topped with fresh basil.

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Ready in 30 minutes, this Balsamic chicken pasta is the perfect dinner meal for your weekdays. Boil your conchiglie pasta in a large pan of salted water according to the package instructions, and then add the trimmed green beans. Once cooked, drain the water.

Next, prepare the chicken strips by boiling them for around five minutes till they are cooked enough. Fry your onions in oil after draining the chicken while adding garlic, vinegar seasoning, and a few cherry tomatoes. Blend this mixture for a few seconds, and then toss pasta and sauce into the chicken.

Mix thoroughly and garnish with the basil and parsley herbs and serve!

11. Creamy Chicken Sausage Pasta

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Delight in this creamy, delicious pasta that’s got a little kick of spice, making it uniquely irresistible. The sausage also adds so much flavor to this meal. The ingredients needed for this recipe include boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, milk, hot link sausage, cream cheese, all-purpose flour, and quality parmesan cheese, among others.

For the pasta, set aside half a pound of either rotini, penne, or farfalle pasta. Begin boiling the pasta before frying the sliced sausage to a large skillet. Once that’s done, you can set it aside and then cook the chicken cubes over medium heat on each side till cooked.

For the sauce, cook the onion, garlic, and peppers in butter first before adding flour, herbs, milk, cream cheese, and parmesan. Combine the pasta, sausage, and chicken, sprinkle a pinch of red pepper flakes if you’d like, and enjoy!

12. Penne with Chicken, Sultanas, and Pinenuts

Penne pasta garnished with parsley.

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In about half an hour, one can whip up this delicious penne pasta. Begin by frying the chicken in oil for 5 minutes on medium heat till the color turns to gold. Set aside and add onion and garlic to the very same pan until it softens.

Pop the chicken back and add tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, hot stock, and Sultanas. Add the cherry tomatoes and bring to a boil until the sauce thickens. Add your already cooked pasta, mix well and garnish using basil and pine nuts.

13. Chicken Tetrazine

Chicken tetrazzini with green peas and mushrooms on the side.

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Sounds fancy, doesn’t it? What I love about this chicken pasta recipe is it’s delicious, simple, and family-friendly too! Often served with roasted carrots or garlic bread, this classic meal boasts of its creamy and cheesy flavors.

Making this pasta bake casserole begins by placing the diced chicken into a skillet. Ensure the pasta is cooked and set aside for later use. The sauce will need a few cups of chicken broth, sour cream, and melted butter to make it creamy.

Combine the sauce, chicken, pasta, and peas if you’d like, not forgetting to sprinkle cheese onto the dish. Place your dish in a preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes while covered. Uncover after half an hour and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes.

14. Chicken Penne Arrabiata

Chicken penne arrabiata garnished with herbs and spices.

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Go crazy with this delicious 30-minute dish made in one pot. Arrabiata means angry in Italian, and boy, oh boy, aren’t you in for a treat! This meal features plenty of garlic, marinara, lots of heat, and red wine.

Spicy food lovers will enjoy this chicken pasta recipe that begins with frying the chicken over medium heat. Add onions, red pepper flakes, and garlic, then toss in the penne. Stir and let the pot boil for a few minutes before bringing it down to a simmer.

Sprinkle parmesan cheese and basil.

15. Spaghetti Bologna

Spaghetti bologna topped with parsley.

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Sure, we are used to red meat as the primary ingredient for the popular bolognese meal; however, chicken is also a healthier option that can be used as a substitute. Begin by boiling the pasta in salted water, making sure to occasionally stir to prevent it from sticking. Next, slowly simmer your vegetables in butter and oil over medium-high heat, and then add chicken to the sauteed ingredients.

Once there is no pink visible from the chicken, add wine and let the dish boil for two minutes over high heat. Add tomatoes, chicken stock, and heat and let them cook uncovered for about one hour on low heat; once the sauce is thick enough, add cream, cheese, seasoning of choice, and spoon over cooked spaghetti.

16. Chicken, Butternut Squash, and Pesto Lasagne

Chicken lasagna in a tray surrounded by fresh tomatoes and basil.

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Sounds fancy, right? This chicken pasta dish is something out of this world. The first step would be to preheat your oven. Fry your chopped onion for about 5 minutes in a non-stick pan till softened.

Add garlic for a few minutes, and then add the seasoned chicken into the pan, ensuring all the sides are nicely cooked. Add plain flour to the season and the chicken stock and let it boil until it is cooked through. Pop your butternut squash into the microwave as this continues until it’s soft.

Mash it, not forgetting to add seasoning until it’s nice and smooth. Once the stock is done, take the chicken out and shred, then pop it back. Add seasoning and spinach, and then layer your lasagne starting with chicken sauce.

Sprinkle parmesan on the layered dish and pop in the oven for about forty minutes till it’s golden.

17. Honey-Mustard Chicken Pasta

Close-up of honey mustard chicken pasta in a white plate.

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We absolutely love a simple, budget-friendly meal. This Honey-mustard chicken pasta can be quickly prepared in around 25 minutes. Begin with combining whole grain mustard, honey, garlic, salt, and ground black pepper into a bowl.

This is what will be used as a marinade for the chicken breasts for around 10 minutes. As that’s going on, fry smoked bacon in grapeseed oil over high heat till it’s crispy. Set that aside. The next step would be to cook your chicken in olive oil for about three minutes on all sides.

Add the chicken broth and let it boil till it’s reduced by half. Add in the heavy cream and boil till the sauce is thick enough. Take the pan off the heat add bacon, fresh parsley, pasta, and seasoning and combine.

Garnish with some extra garnish, and enjoy!

18. Creamy Tomato Chicken Cajun Pasta

Creamy tomato chicken cajun pasta with fresh tomatoes and leeks on the side.

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Even the name sounds delicious just by the sound of it. Indulge in this tasty dish that’s tossed in a delicious creamy tomato sauce made with love. Bring your Farfalle pasta to a boil and drain once cooked.

In a bowl, combine all the spices needed to make cajun seasoning and then combine the cubed chicken with a teaspoon of cajun. In a large skillet, cook your chicken till it’s golden brown over medium heat. Add honey to the chicken as you continuously toss till it’s fully cooked.

Set aside and add your vegetable to the same skillet and 1 ½ tbsp of cajun seasoning. After stirring for a while, add in the heavy cream together with the chicken and pasta. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, and green onion, and enjoy.

19. Sticky Chicken & Blood Orange Stir Fry

Sticky chicken and blood orange stir fry on a rustic wooden table.

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I don’t know about you, but I love a unique dish like this East meets West chicken pasta. The flavors combine wonderfully, making it a wonderful meal. Begin by whisking together honey soy sauce, ginger, orange zest, and garlic in a bowl.

Soak your noodles in hot water for around four minutes and mix in the spinach once you’ve drained the water. Add sesame oil and mix, then pop to one side. Fry your chicken strips over high heat in vegetable oil for about five minutes till they turn golden brown.

Add the orange and honey mixture and stir continuously till glazed. Gently toss the noodles and spinach together with the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Serve with a glass of wine and indulge!

20. Chicken & Tarragon Pasta

Chicken and tarragon pasta in a round tray against a concrete table.

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This dish does not need one to do much as it is quick and simple. Bring the water to a boil and add a decent amount of salt before tossing it in the pasta. Remember to reserve a cup of pasta water before draining it entirely.

Saute the onions in olive oil till they caramelize, and then add garlic. Add wine and wait for it to reduce by half the season with freshly ground black pepper and salt. Add cream, milk, and the stock and let it boil till it thickens.

To the sauce, add tarragon and the already shredded chicken and let it boil for a few minutes. Add the pasta and combine thoroughly. If the sauce is too thick, use the pasta water that was set aside to loosen it.