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Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta

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Nothing says comfort food like a bowlful of creamy garlic chicken pasta. Succulent chicken breast pieces tossed with freshly cooked pasta in an easy creamy, garlicky cheese sauce. Grab your fork!

This creamy garlic chicken pasta is just so mouthwateringly good! Delicious, tender chicken breast pieces tumbled together with gigli pasta in a super easy, super creamy, super cheesy sauce with loads of garlic. It’s a great weeknight family dinner recipe.

And oh my goodness it just smells so good as it cooks, the kind of sauce where you want to grab some bread and wipe it around the pot and devour it!

Creamy garlic sauce is a good thing, right? Now, let’s talk about that Gigli pasta, it’s absolutely my new favourite pasta shape! (if that’s a thing) Gigli pasta is such a lovely shape, like a little frilly flower cones, in fact gigli is the Italian word for Lilies!

creamy garlic chicken pasta in a skillet pan sprinkled with chopped herbs. Side dishes of steamed broccoli and tomato salad scattered with basil leaves are alongside

Ingredients For Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta

Everything you’ll need to make this delicious easy chicken recipe!

  • 1 tbs olive oil – you can swap this for knob of butter if you prefer
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder – feel free to add more as you like
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried Italian mixed herbs
  • 100ml wine
  • 150ml double cream
  • 50g Parmesan – finely grated, plus a little more for serving
  • 350g pasta – I used Gigli which I picked up in Tesco, but feel free to use any shape you like
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Equipment Needed

  • Tablespoon
  • Teaspoon
  • Measuring jug
  • Grater
  • Large saucepan x 2
  • Wooden spoon
panful of creamy garlicky chicken pasta sprinkled with chopped flat leaf parsley. Side dishes of broccoli and tomato salad are alongside

How To Make Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta

  • Fry the chicken – add the olive oil to a large saucepan, then add the chicken and fry over a medium heat for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the seasonings – add the garlic powder, onion powder, Italian mixed herbs and season with salt and cracked black pepper, then turn the heat up and pour in the wine, sizzle for a few minutes then reduce the heat and continue to cook for a further 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through properly.
  • Cook the pasta – whilst the chicken cooks, it’s time to get the pasta cooking – follow the packet instructions and cook the pasta, then drain and set aside.
  • Next add the cream – stir the cream through the chicken and warm through gently.
  • Add the Parmesan – tip in the grated cheese and stir through the garlicky, creamy chicken sauce.
  • Then add the pasta – stir the pasta through the sauce and toss everything together so that the pasta is nicely coated in flavoursome sauce – then it’s ready to serve.

Make Creamy Garlic Pasta Your Way

You can make our creamy chicken pasta recipe with your own twist. Try…

  • Skip the pasta – don’t fancy pasta? Just use the creamy garlic chicken and sauce and serve with chips, fluffy mashed potatoes or even rice.
  • Add spice – fancy a kick of heat? Then add a pinch of dried red chilli flakes.
  • Add some vegetables – fancy adding in some vegetables, try adding in mushrooms or grilled baby courgettes.

Get more easy pasta recipes here!

What Side Dishes Go With Pasta?

  • Garlic bread with brioche rolls – this easy recipe for homemade garlic bread is the perfect side dish to pasta and one the kids just LOVE!
  • Tomato salad – a classic tomato salad is just made to go with pasta. Simply slice up juicy tomatoes then drizzle with olive oil, Balsamic vinegar and scatter over basil leaves and salt and pepper.
  • Beetroot salad – A tasty vibrant beetroot salad with chickpeas and spinach makes a great side dish to a creamy pasta recipe.
creamy garlic chicken pasta in a skillet pan being spooned out with a large spoon. A tomato salad is served alongside on a plate

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Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta Recipe

Yield: Serves 4

Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta

creamy garlic chicken pasta in a skillet pan sprinkled with chopped herbs. Side dishes of steamed broccoli and tomato salad scattered with basil leaves are alongside

A super easy chicken pasta recipe with delcious creamy garlicky sauce.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 650g chicken breast - diced 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder 
  • 1 tsp Italian mixed herbs 
  • 100ml dry white wine 
  • 150ml double cream 
  • 50g Parmesan 
  • 350g pasta 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 

Instructions

  1. Add the olive oil to a large saucepan, then add the chicken and fry over a medium heat for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, Italian mixed herbs and season with salt and cracked black pepper, then turn the heat up and pour in the wine, sizzle for a few minutes then reduce the heat and continue to cook for a further 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through properly.
  3. Whilst the chicken cooks, it’s time to get the pasta cooking – follow the packet instructions and cook the pasta, then drain and set aside.
  4. Stir the cream through the chicken and warm through gently.
  5. Tip in the grated cheese and stir through the garlicky, creamy chicken sauce.
  6. Stir the pasta through the sauce and toss everything together so that the pasta is nicely coated in flavoursome sauce – then it’s ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 641Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 192mgSodium: 433mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 60g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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