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Creamy Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

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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

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 number 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

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


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


  • 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 of Asparagus ends trimmed
  • 1 tbsp 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 family’s 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


  1. Cook pasta as directed on the 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 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, and 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.

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  1. Just made this and it’s absolutely delicious! Added some sliced grape tomatoes as well – and used fresh basil ! Yum! Thanks!

  2. I had a bunch of asparagus and no plans for dinner, and found this recipe online. It was quick, easy and very delicious. I will be making it again. Thank you!

  3. Marilyn Sturgeon says:

    Just made this delicious dish today! My husband loved it & stated I could make this very often…

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

  5. Quick, easy and delicious

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Very easy. Take advantage of that spring asparagus!

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

  8. 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.

  9. Broiled the asparagus. Delicious!

  10. Easy and perfect summer pasta!

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