Chicken Pasta
Chicken Pasta
5 from 6 votes
Dive into a world of flavour with our delightful chicken pasta recipe. This culinary delight, bursting with a rich blend of ingredients, promises a tantalising experience for your taste buds.
Chicken Pasta

If you’re looking for a satisfying meal that’s packed with flavor, look no further than chicken pasta. This dish has a rich history, originating from Italian kitchens but now enjoyed by people all over the world.

What makes this recipe special is its versatility and simplicity. Whether you’re cooking for a weeknight dinner or entertaining guests, chicken pasta is sure to please.

Don’t let the thought of cooking pasta intimidate you. This recipe is beginner-friendly, with straightforward instructions that will guide you through the process.

From boiling the pasta to sautéing the chicken and vegetables, each step is designed to help you create a delicious meal with ease.

Expert Tip: Feel free to add your favorite herbs and spices, such as basil, oregano, or red pepper flakes, to customize the flavor of the dish to your liking.


Chicken: Chicken adds protein to the dish, making it hearty and satisfying. It also absorbs the flavors of the other ingredients, adding depth to the dish.

Pasta: Pasta serves as the base of the dish, providing a comforting and filling element. Choose your favorite type of pasta, such as penne or fusilli, to complement the other ingredients.

Bell Pepper: Bell peppers add color, sweetness, and crunch to the dish. They also provide essential vitamins and minerals, enhancing the overall nutritional value.

Sweetcorn: Sweetcorn adds a burst of sweetness and texture to the dish. It pairs well with the savory flavors of the chicken and vegetables, creating a well-balanced meal.

Onion: Onion adds flavor and aroma to the dish. When sautéed, it becomes sweet and caramelized, adding depth to the overall flavor profile.

Garlic: Garlic adds a bold and aromatic flavor to the dish. It pairs well with the other ingredients and enhances the overall taste.

Salt and Black Pepper: Salt and black pepper season the dish, bringing out the flavors of the other ingredients. Adjust the amount according to your taste preferences.

Pasta Sauce: Pasta sauce serves as the base of the sauce, providing richness and flavor. Choose your favorite variety, whether it’s tomato-based or creamy, to suit your taste.

Olive Oil: Olive oil is used for cooking the chicken and vegetables. It adds a rich flavor and helps to prevent sticking. Use extra virgin olive oil for the best flavor.

Expert Tip: Don’t overcrowd the pan when cooking the chicken and vegetables to ensure they cook evenly and develop a nice color.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve the chicken pasta as a main course alongside some steamed vegetables for a complete and balanced meal.
  • Garnish the dish with freshly chopped parsley or grated Parmesan cheese for an extra burst of flavor.
  • Pair the pasta with a crisp green salad dressed with balsamic vinaigrette for a refreshing contrast.
  • Accompany the meal with a slice of crusty bread or garlic bread to soak up the delicious sauce.
  • For a special occasion, serve the pasta in individual bowls garnished with a sprig of fresh basil for an elegant presentation.

Expert Tip: Cook the pasta just until al dente to prevent it from becoming mushy when mixed with the sauce.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of pasta should I use for chicken pasta?

For chicken pasta, you can use any type of pasta you prefer. Popular choices include penne, fusilli, spaghetti, or rigatoni. Choose a pasta shape that holds sauce well and complements the other ingredients.

Can I use different vegetables in chicken pasta?

Yes, feel free to customize the recipe with your favorite vegetables. You can add mushrooms, spinach, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, or broccoli to the dish for added flavor and nutrition. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly based on the vegetables you choose.

How can I make chicken pasta gluten-free?

To make chicken pasta gluten-free, simply use gluten-free pasta instead of traditional wheat-based pasta. There are many varieties of gluten-free pasta available, made from ingredients such as rice, corn, quinoa, or chickpeas.

Can I make chicken pasta ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare chicken pasta ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Simply reheat the pasta in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through before serving. Note that the pasta may absorb some of the sauce as it sits, so you may need to add a little extra sauce when reheating.

Is chicken pasta suitable for freezing?

While you can freeze chicken pasta, the texture of the pasta may change slightly upon thawing. If you plan to freeze the dish, it’s best to slightly undercook the pasta before adding it to the sauce. Allow the pasta to cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 2-3 months, then thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

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Chicken Pasta

Chicken Pasta

by Nabeela Kauser
An easy chicken pasta recipe made with fusilli pasta and chunks of juicy chicken. Perfect for the whole family, this chicken pasta recipe is simple to make and easy to follow.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 510 kcal



  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a gentle boil
  • Add the pasta to the water and cook for 10-12 minutes on a gentle simmer until the pasta is al dente – al dente refers to when the pasta is cooked just enough to retain a somewhat firm texture with a bit of a bite
  • Whilst the pasta is cooking in a large pot heat up the oil on medium heat until hot
  • Finely chop the garlic and add to the pan then sauté the garlic for 1 minute
  • Add the finely diced onions and cook for a few minutes until soft and translucent
  • As the onions are cooking cut the chicken into bite-sized chunks then add into the pan and cook for 5 minutes until the chicken changes colour and turns white
  • As the chicken is cooking cut the bell peppers into bite-sized chunks similar to the chicken chunks then add to the pan
  • Add the salt and pepper then cook for 5 minutes on medium heat
  • Add the sweetcorn and cook for a few more minutes
  • Add the pasta sauce and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat
  • Drain the pasta and add into the mixture mix until all the ingredients are combined
  • Cover with a lid and cook for 6-8 minutes on low heat
  • Serve as a main course alongside some steamed vegetables and enjoy!



Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 510kcalCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 20gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 660mgPotassium: 565mgFibre: 5gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1561IUVitamin C: 57mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chicken, Chicken Pasta, Dinner, Food, Pasta, Recipe
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