Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

This cheesy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta is one the whole family will love. It’s flavorful and filled with everyone’s favorite ingredients!!

We have pasta almost once a week in our home, so you better believe chicken and asparagus pasta will be on the menu plan. Complete this meal by adding Cheesy Garlic BreadFried Zucchini, and Tomato Cucumber Salad.

Chicken Asparagus Pasta on a white plate

Add this to the menu plan!

I love Chicken, and I love Asparagus so I knew I HAD to make to try this recipe for Chicken and Asparagus Pasta.

I mean, in my book, you just can’t go wrong with Chicken and Asparagus. Throw some pasta into the equation and you’ve got a definite winning recipe right there.

Asparagus is one of those vegetables that I didn’t learn to appreciate until I was older, and now I can’t get enough of it! We have it a lot for side dishes but feel like it was the perfect addition for this pasta recipe.

Don’t be fooled by the amount of ingredients in this recipe. Most of them are spices that add so much flavor to this dish. Having said that, it really is a simple dinner recipe that always gets awesome reviews!

chicken diced and cooked in a skillet

How to make Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

CHICKEN. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and sauté your chicken for approximately 15 minutes.

PASTA. Cook pasta according to directions on the package. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the asparagus to the water. Drain and set aside while reserving a cup of the pasta water.

COMBINE. Once chicken is cooked add minced garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, basil, oregano and red pepper flakes to the skillet. Sauté for 5 minutes.

SAUCE. To your skillet combine the broth, half & half, cream cheese and half of your parmesan. Add pasta and asparagus to your skillet and stir until well combined. If pasta seems too dry, add reserved cooking water a little bit at a time. Stir over med heat until desired consistency.

SERVE. Add salt, pepper and extra Parmesan to taste

Bowtie pasta in colander

Variations + Storing Tips

Variations:

  • Some additional add ins you might like to try include Zucchini, Bacon bits, Lemon juice, Chopped mushrooms
  • You can use whatever kind of pasta you would like. I use Penne pasta but really any kind will work in this recipe.
  • If you don’t like Mozzarella cheese then substitute it for grated parmesan cheese! It works great in this recipe as well. 

I love dishes that can be made ahead of time. Assemble the ingredients as directed except do not add the panko. Cover and store in the fridge for 1-2 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to bake it allow it to thaw, if applicable, add the pano crumbs and bake.

Divide leftovers into individual serving sizes and STORE in the fridge or freezer. Reheat in the microwave or oven.

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Chicken Asparagus Pasta Recipe

4.72 from 7 votes
This cheesy Chicken Asparagus Pasta is one the whole family will love. It's flavorful and filled with everyone's favorite ingredients!! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 236 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz. box Bowtie Pasta
  • 2 cups chicken cubed
  • 1 bunch asparagus trimmed and cut into 4
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup reserved pasta water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • cup half n half
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • garlic salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and saute your chicken for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Cook pasta according to directions on the package. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the asparagus to the water. Drain and set aside while reserving a cup of the pasta water.
  • Once chicken is cooked add minced garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, basil, oregano and red pepper flakes to the skillet. Saute for 5 minutes.
  • To your skillet combine the broth, half & half, cream cheese and half of your parmesan.
  • Add pasta and asparagus to your skillet and stir until well combined. If pasta seems too dry, add reserved cooking water a little bit at a time. Stir over med heat until desired consistency. Add salt, pepper and extra Parmesan to taste

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