Chicken Pasta Recipes

This collection features all the BEST chicken pasta recipes! Whether you need a nice dinner to serve company, a meal on the table in less than 45 minutes, or pasta salad to take to a potluck, there’s a chicken pasta recipe to fit the occasion!

For more collections, check out: Vegetarian Pasta Recipes, Easy Pasta Recipes, Healthy Pasta Recipes, Penne Pasta Recipes

Collage of the BEST Chicken Pasta Recipes

kid-friendly dinners

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—we LOVE pasta!!

I love making it because it’s an easy and inexpensive dinner, and my kids will almost always eat it with no complaints! We especially love chicken pastas. Sometimes other meats, like sausage, can get kinda dicey with the kids, but they will always down some chicken.

Since chicken pasta recipes are a favorite around here, we sure have A LOT of them. I wanted to share some of our all-time favorites today. From easy go-to recipes for busy weeknights, to pasta bakes and pasta salads, I have it all laid out for you!

And before I share the recipes, here are some tips and secrets to making these chicken pasta recipes a total breeze!

Go-to chicken pasta recipes - chicken alfredo close up

Tips for Chicken and pasta recipes

When making chicken pasta recipes many of the recipes call for both precooked chicken and precooked pasta. 

I’ve got a great RECIPE that I use for shredded chicken. I’ll usually make extras and throw some in the freezer for a later dinner. You can also use canned chicken or rotisserie chicken to make your recipe quick and easy.

You can precook your pasta and store it in the fridge or freezer to be used in your recipes. Once the pasta has drained and dried a bit, toss it in a little olive oil. Store in a freezer safe Ziploc in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for 3 months. (Note: If the pasta is going to be baked or cooked again then you’ll want to under cook it a bit.)

In many recipes shredded, cubed or ground turkey can be substituted for chicken. 

You can also easily substitute different kinds of pasta noodles, whether you change the shape, or the composition:

  • Shapes like bowtie, wagon wheel, penne, elbow and shell pastas can usually be interchangeable. Other shapes like Spaghetti, linguine, angel hair, and fettuccini can be substituted for each other as well. 
  • You can also switch between white flour pasta, whole wheat pasta and rice pasta. I’ve even seen pasta made with vegetables. Some recipes can also use zucchini noodles as a substitute. 

Popular chicken pasta recipes - chicken parmigiana close up

Go-to Chicken Pastas

Pasta dishes are usually known to be quick and easy. Here are some of our Easy and Delicious chicken pastas that are sure to please your family!

Main Course Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Recipe
Easy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta - a creamy and delicious pasta dish filled with cheese, chicken and bacon all made in one pot! This pasta can't be beat!
Total Time: 23 minutes
4.8 from 10 votes
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Main Course Chicken Alfredo Recipe
Cheesy chicken Alfredo pasta is a go-to dinner meal in our house. Creamy sauce mixed in with fettuccine pasta and sautéed chicken. A one-pot meal that the whole family will enjoy!
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Main Course Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta Recipe
This Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta is a delicious dinner recipe that is simple and flavorful. Pasta is boiled in broth and spices and mixed with whipping cream and chicken chunks making this dish amazing!
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Main Course Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells Recipe
Spinach and Chicken Stuffed Shells are creamy, cheesy, and smothered in a rich homemade Alfredo sauce. They're so good, even the kids won't mind the spinach!
Total Time: 50 minutes
4.5 from 2 votes
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Main Course Chicken Parmigiana Recipe
Flavorful and delicious Chicken Parmigiana - this delicious Italian dish is served over pasta, topped with cheese and coated in a homemade tomato sauce.
Total Time: 37 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Main Course Pesto Pasta recipe
This Chicken Pesto Pasta is very flavorful and simple dinner idea that is sure to please. It's filled with bow-tie pasta, chunks of chicken, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and pesto making it a new go-to meal recipe. 
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Main Course Chicken Manicotti Recipe
These manicotti shells are stuffed with a cheesy chicken mixture, and topped with tasty marinara!
Total Time: 43 minutes
4.88 from 8 votes
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Main Course Chicken Stroganoff Recipe
This Homemade Chicken Stroganoff is perfect for dinner any night of the week. Its full of flavor and is made start to finish in under 40 minutes!
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.87 from 22 votes
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Main Course Chicken Florentine Pasta Recipe
This delicious Pesto Chicken Florentine is made with penne pasta, chicken, spinach, tomatoes, and cheese, covered with a creamy homemade pesto Alfredo sauce!
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Main Course Triple Cheddar Chicken and Pasta Recipe
Even my pickiest eaters love this easy chicken pasta, which is why it's a go-to weeknight dinner in our family! With pasta, chicken, seasonings, and cream sauce full of cheese, you definitely can't go wrong!
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.91 from 10 votes
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Chicken pasta bakes - chicken spaghetti close up

Pasta Bakes

Chicken noodle casseroles and pasta bakes are perfect to throw together on a busy day. You can even make them ahead of time and keep them in the fridge or freezer. All you have to do is thaw, if applicable, and bake. 

Main Course Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake
A delicious and simple casserole version of the dish every family loves - Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Casserole! Pasta, chicken, lots of cheese, and yummy seasonings make this pasta casserole a hit!
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
4.79 from 19 votes
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Main Course 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 Including Chicken, Pasta And Asparagus – What’s Not To Love?
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.5 from 4 votes
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Main Course Chicken Lasagna Recipe
Everyone Loves Lasagna! This White Chicken Lasagna Version Is Just As Delicious As Classic Lasagna And Is Filled With Spinach, Cheese And Delicious Homemade White Sauce.
Total Time: 1 hour
4.72 from 14 votes
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Main Course Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe
Chicken noodle casserole for the dinner win! It's filled with chicken, noodles, broccoli, carrots, and more, and topped with a butter-y cracker crust making it a flavorful family favorite.
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Main Course Parmesan Chicken and Noodles Recipe
Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Noodles recipe. So delicious and recipe includes egg noodles, peas, chicken, panko, and parmesan in a creamy sauce!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Main Course Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe
Easy and delicious Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini - Chicken and pasta in a creamy sauce with lots of flavor. It's a family favorite dinner meal!
Total Time: 55 minutes
4.92 from 247 votes
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Main Course Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake Recipe
Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake - I get requests for this recipe all the time. It's DELICIOUS! So creamy with lots of flavor!!
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Main Course Chicken Spaghetti Recipe
This easy recipe calls for chicken, spaghetti noodles, cream of chicken, salsa, sour cream and cheese, making it the epitome of comfort food.
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 37 votes
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Chicken pasta salad recipes - Asian Pasta Salad close up

Pasta Salads

Chicken Pasta salads are one of my favorite dishes to serve in the summertime. They are filling yet cool! I also love how most of the salads have contrasting colors making them pretty to serve. I often serve them in a glass dish to showcase this very aspect. 

These salads can be used as a main dish or even a side dish. When serving as a main dish I make sure there is ample chicken to help fill you up. For side dishes I will sometimes reduce the amount of chicken knowing that there is going to be other filling dishes served.

Salad Asian Pasta Salad recipe
This Delicious Asian Pasta Salad recipe is so delicious and flavorful! It's filled with rotini, chicken, carrots, spinach Pasta, chicken, carrots, spinach all mixed in a homemade Asian dressing.
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Side Dish Cashew Chicken Salad Recipe
Cashew Chicken Pasta - a cream pasta recipe with chicken, grapes, cashews and more tossed in a delicious homemade dressing.
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Salad Asian Chicken Noodle Salad Recipe
Asian Chicken Noodle Salad made with cabbage, ramen noodles, peanuts, chicken and topped with a homemade sesame dressing.
Total Time: 10 minutes
4 from 2 votes
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Main Course Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Recipe
Bruschetta Chicken Pasta - perfect for barbecues and get togethers. It's filled with penne, chicken, tomatoes, basil and Parmesan!!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Salad Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe
This DELICIOUS Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad is filled with tomatoes, bacon, boneless buffalo chicken wings, pasta and topped with an amazing homemade Ranch Bleu dressing!
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Salad, Side Dish Layered Pasta Salad Recipe
A dish that is appealing to both your tastebuds and your eyes! This beautiful Layered Pasta Salad is filled with your favorite ingredients including pasta, chicken, peas, lettuce, celery, and more.
Total Time: 13 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Appetizer, Salad Chinese Pasta Salad Recipe
Chinese Pasta Salad - filled with lettuce, noodles, fried wontons and more tossed in a delicious homemade dressing.
Total Time: 6 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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So many options! I love our go-to chicken recipes when I’m in a pinch and need dinner on the table in less than an hour. The pasta bakes are nice for planning/preparing ahead and then pulling out of the fridge and baking before serving. And the pasta salads are great for taking to potlucks and summer BBQ’s. I hope you enjoy some of these chicken pasta recipes!

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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