Creamy Chicken Pasta

This easy to make, creamy chicken pasta dish is another go to recipe for several reasons: it’s quick, filling and is great as a leftover, too. A creamy white cheese sauce covers tender pasta shells and chunks of seasoned ground chicken. A definite hit with the kids and family alike.

Creamy Chicken Pasta

Creamy Chicken Pasta

This is great mid-week for that quick, on the table dinner and is a fantastic leftover to take to work or serve another evening.

Before leaving San Diego to move up here to the Portland area I made a few batches and taste tested this on a friend’s daughter who was over. BTW, she also helped art direct the photos here. “More green in the background, it needs to pop!” were her words. So in went some parsley in the background. Thanks Kenna! 🙂

Instead of using ground beef as in my Creamy Beef Pasta, this uses ground chicken and has a different flavor profile.

What’s in this chicken pasta recipe?

Ground chicken, white cheddar cheese and pasta shells are the main ingredients here.

I deglaze the pan with white wine, am using white cheddar cheese and celery is chopped and the highly underused leaves are as well.

Those leaves are fantastic in salads like my Citrus Pepper and Celery Salad, this Matchstick Apple and Celery Salad or sprinkled on top of my Baked Crunchy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs or Slow Cooker White Bean Soup. Try it!

Creamy Chicken Pasta

This Creamy Chicken Pasta is a favorite and so easy. Comfort food that’s tasty and not overly sauced. Enjoy!

Other wonderful chicken pasta dishes to try:

  • Pasta with Vodka Sauce
    All you need is tomato paste, heavy cream and a quick sauté with a few ingredients and MAGIC happens in minutes!
  • Tuscan Chicken Pasta
    This is for cheese lovers and with the savory taste of the sun dried tomatoes blended in the cream sauce, it’s a dream pasta dish.
  • Creamy Pesto Chicken Pasta
    Browned chicken cut into chunks, sautéed mushrooms and onion, a simple deglaze of the pan with chicken stock, pesto and some cream!

Creamy Chicken Pasta

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