Triple Cheddar Chicken Pasta

With a creamy homemade cheese sauce, this Triple Cheddar Chicken Pasta has become one of our favorite chicken and pasta dishes. 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 LOTS of cheese, you definitely can’t go wrong!

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Easy Cheesy Pasta with Chicken

Dinner can be the hardest time of the day when everyone is tired and hungry. I can attest that the mom feels the same way and often is not excited about having to come up with a dinner everyone will enjoy. Having a weekly menu plan has helped me with that, but I don’t always stick to it, which means I’m trying to think of a yummy dinner idea all the kids will eat. That is usually when I bust out one of our favorite pasta dishes. We make Spaghetti, Fettuccine Alfredo, and Penne Pasta a lot, but we recently tried a recipe for Triple Cheddar Chicken Pasta (from Homemade by Holman) that was amazing and fairly simple.

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We modified it a bit but with cheese, chicken and pasta, it was a hit with the entire family. There are a few picky eaters in our fam (unfortunately), so it’s always nice to find a recipe everyone will eat. This usually only happens with pastas and Mexican food for our crew, but I’ll take it. 😉 See below for proof that this cheesy chicken recipe looks amazing!!

How to Make Triple Cheddar Chicken and Pasta:

For how fancy this pasta looks, it’s actually really quick and easy to put together! Cutting the chicken into pieces before cooking makes it cook a lot faster – if you start it the same time as the pasta, they can be finished about the same time! And then the sauce is whipped up in just a few minutes. Easy peasy! Here are the specifics:

  1. Cook pasta as directed on the box.
  2. Meanwhile, cook chicken and seasonings in a saucepan with olive oil until the pieces are cooked through.
  3. Make the sauce in a separate pan by melting butter, whisking in flour, adding garlic and then milk. Once the sauce thickens, add the cheese and stir until it is melted.
  4. Add chicken and pasta to the sauce and mis well to combine. Sprinkle on the thyme and oregano and top with grated Parmesan to serve. ENJOY!

Easy Chicken Pasta

To round out the meal we usually have a bread of sorts (we love this cheesy garlic bread), a salad and some fruit.  It’s perfect for company or Sunday dinner and can be mostly made with ingredients that are usually on hand.

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Tripple Cheddar Chicken and Pasta Recipe

5 from 4 votes

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!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 559 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 in pieces
  • 1 TB fresh thyme
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

For the pasta

  • 1 lb fusili pasta or rotini
  • 2 TB butter
  • 2 TB flour
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 c milk
  • 1 c shredded triple cheddar cheese
  • 2 TB fresh thyme
  • 1 TB oregano
  • 1/4 c grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta as directed on box to al dente.

  2. While pasta is cooking, add oil to a pan and add chicken pieces. Sprinkle on thyme, salt and pepper and cook until chicken is cooked through.

  3. In a separate pan, add butter and melt on medium heat. Once melted, add flour and whisk together. Add garlic and cook for a few minutes, followed by the milk. Cook until the sauce thickens and then add cheese and stir to melt.

  4. Then, add chicken pieces and pasta to the sauce and mix until well combined. Sprinkle on thyme and oregano. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and serve warm. ENJOY!

Recipe adapted from Homemade by Holman

ENJOY!

Triple Cheddar Chicken Pasta

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    1. It is a combination of shredded vermont white cheddar, sharp cheddar, & mild cheddar with cream cheese. You can find it in the grocery store. Hope that helps!

  1. My family enjoyed this very much!
    I will prepare it again and again, I’m certain.
    I used dried herbs, and think I over did it! (Note to self… use fresh or less of the dried.) I had to hussle while the butter and flour were wisked. I ended up turning the burner down to low. Then added the milk etc. One other thing, I reserved some of the pasta water to mix in the finale, then the Parmesan cheese. Served with cheesy bread! Oh, holy yum!
    Thank you for this recipe. ????

    1. Well, there isn’t cream cheese & that is so different than cheddar cheese, so I’m not sure exactly how much you’d want to add. Do you have just normal cheddar cheese? You could use that 🙂

  2. we can never go wrong wIth a pAsta and chicken dish. You can easily change the pasta to your liking and the Cheesy, creamy paSta will be a hit in your home.

  3. This chicken pasta was so easy to make & tasted great! My kids & hubby said to add it to our monthly menu!! It was so cheesy & creamy!!

  4. Love a good easy PASTA recipe that I know the kids will enjoy. In fact, im making it tonight! Thank you for making my life easier.