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Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta is a recipe everyone loves. Creamy, flavorful and filled with hearty ingredients like chicken, pasta, cream, and asparagus!

creamy chicken and asparagus pasta

 

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Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

Uh-oh…  It’s 5:30 and I’ve not even begun to think about what to cook for dinner.  I love my weekly meal plans, but sometimes life gets in the way and I have to toss that plan out the window.  (Or just shuffle it down the list.)

Luckily, I had leftover rotisserie chicken and asparagus in the fridge.  They were on the shelf, right next to each other, looking so pretty and delicious.  It was like they were begging to be combined and I was inspired to throw together this yummy Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta.

The ingredient list looks a little long, but it’s really not (the list is about half spices) and the dish comes together very quickly.  The best part about recipes like this is that you can be very flexible with the amount of ingredients based on what you have on hand and it will still be good.

Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

I added some crusty french bread and fruit on the side and we really enjoyed this simple chicken asparagus pasta dish.  I hope you do too.  Enjoy!

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Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1x
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: skillet

Description

Cheesy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta is a recipe everyone loves. It’s creamy, flavorful and filled hearty ingredients including chicken, pasta, cream, and asparagus!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 8 to 12 oz of your favorite pasta shape (follow the serving size on the box, depending on how many you are cooking for)
  • 1 Bunch Asparagus ends trimmed
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 23 Garlic Cloves – Minced
  • 1 to 2 cups of chopped cooked chicken (don’t stress if you don’t have much chicken, it will still be good)
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp dried Basil
  • 1 tsp dried Oregano
  • a pinch or two (or four) of red pepper flakes – adjust to your families taste
  • 1/4 cup half n half, heavy cream or milk
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup of reserved pasta water
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese – Shredded
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta as directed on package. (Be sure to use the recommended amount of salt, it makes the pasta taste so much better.) Add the asparagus to the water during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain and set aside. Reserve a cup of the pasta water.
  2. As the pasta is cooking, saute the minced garlic in a large skillet over medium heat for about 3 to 4 minutes. Don’t let it burn. (If you are not using precooked chicken, go ahead and cook it with the garlic.)
  3. Add chicken, onion powder, garlic powder, basil, oregano and red pepper flakes to the skillet. Saute another 2 minutes.
  4. Add the broth, milk/cream, cream cheese and half of the Parmesan to the chicken mixture, stir until well combined.
  5. Add the pasta and asparagus to the skillet, stir until combined. If pasta seems dry add reserved cooking liquid a little bit at a time, stirring over med-low heat until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Top with additional salt, pepper and Parmesan.

Keywords: skillet meal, chicken, pasta

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29 Comments

  1. This was very tasty I loved it. Added half cup of bacon and fresh basil stead, but the basic recipe was very good.

  2. Quick, easy and delicious

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Very easy. Take advantage of that spring asparagus!

  4. Amazing!!!! My daughter is a picky eater and she loved it! Thank you! I cooked it without the chicken.

  5. Made this over the weekend with chicken and spaghetti as the pasta. It got rave reviews from the moving party. Trying tonight using wheat pasta and left over pork roast instead of chicken.

  6. Broiled the asparagus. Delicious!

  7. Easy and perfect summer pasta!

  8. Very tasty! Simple and quick. Definitely a keeper.

  9. I doubled the sauce since I used more chicken than the recipe called for. My 5y/o LOVES it!!

  10. Sooo good. Followed the recipe and it came out perfectly. 👌🏻

  11. Added fresh tomato and scallions. Aces 👍

  12. Delicious recipe!

  13. Soooo good! Prob my fav pinterest recipe I’ve tried . I’m the type who puts extras in or adjusts the measurements, but I decided just to follow exactly and it’s delicious!

  14. Easy and delicious!

  15. Christina says:

    This was a hit with my entire family!!! Will def be added to our permanent recipe book!!!!

  16. My family loves this one. I always add precooked chicken strips to make it a full meal

  17. This was quick and delish! I added an onion to the sauté and I roasted the asparagus before adding into the sauce. Great one!

  18. Would you have the calorie information?

  19. Very good pasta! Recipe calls for 1 tsp of oregano and 1 tsp of basil, would personally cut it down to 1/4 tsp…1/2 tsp at the most. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hailey, you are probably right. My dried spices are old and have lost flavor over time which requires me to use more. (or our taste buds are desensitized from all the spicy Mexican food we eat 😉 It's never a bad idea to to start with less spice and add as needed.
      ~Jamie

  20. What a wonderful recipe – I absolutely LOVE it! Can't wait to give it a whirl. Thank you for sharing it

  21. This is nom-worthy! Pinning so I can make it with some gluten free pasta soon 🙂

    xo, Tanya

  22. This pasta looks delicious! I love how you used the asparagus in the pasta, that would go perfectly with a creamy sauce! Thanks for sharing, I love delicious pasta recipes and always look for new ones to try! 🙂

  23. That looks so good. I wish I could reach into my computer screen and eat it! Thanks for sharing such great recipes!

  24. This looks delicious. I love asparagus in the summer:) We would love for you to share at our first Super Summer Saturday party