Creamy Chicken Pasta

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Who loves an all in one easy 20 minute skillet meal for dinner? If that answer is yes, you will absolutely love how easy this Creamy Chicken Pasta Skillet is and how tasty it is too!

In our crazy busy hectic schedules, I don't know anyone that wouldn't love that!

I mean take a peak at this deliciousness all in one skillet! Mouthwatering right?

Here is how I put together this amazing Creamy Chicken Pasta Skillet!

Ingredients: Creamy Chicken Pasta Skillet

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts cubed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tbsp pepper
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 3 cups spinach fresh
  • 6 pieces bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 14 oz chicken broth can use low or no sodium
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 16 oz pasta penne – uncooked
  • 3 oz cream cheese cubed
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan shredded
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella shredded

Instructions:Creamy Chicken Pasta Skillet

  • In a skillet on medium heat add butter and let it melt
  • Add Cubed up chicken breasts and garlic and pepper
  • Add chopped up bacon to the skillet and cook with chicken. I didn't have bacon on hand, so I used real bacon bits and they worked just fine. You could also cook up a few slices on a microwave bacon tray and crumble and add to chicken if you prefer.
  • Once chicken is half way cooked just about 4 mins add sliced mushrooms and sauté
  • Add chicken broth- I use low sodium or no sodium any time I am using broth but you can choose regular too.
  • Let that come to a simmer on your stove top and then add in heavy whipping cream.
  • And then add penne pasta (Uncooked) or pasta of choice.
  • Mix in pasta until all the pasta is covered by liquid and cover on medium heat.
  • Pasta should be cooked in about 7-8 minutes.
  • Lift lid and stir then add cream cheese cubed up.
  • Then add parmesan cheese and mix until combined.
  • Once combined add fresh spinach.

This last step is optional, but if you love cheese you will love this. Top the shredded mozzarella cheese and cover for a few minutes on low heat so cheese melts. We love using this cheese grader for fresh graded cheese

And now it is time to enjoy!

Creamy Chicken Pasta Skillet

Serve in bowl as a complete meal or add sides with it.

Side Ideas: Side salad and French Bread

Crazy Busy Mama Tip:

Looking to save even more time? Grab a Rotisserie chicken next time you are at the grocery store and use pre cooked chicken. This will cut out a cooking step, making it even faster to put together a delicious home made meal for your family!

Recipes like this are designed for you to adapt if necessary. As you see in video, I unexpectedly ran out of bacon so I used real bacon bits as a substitute. No fretting mamas, if there is something missing from your pantry or fridge there is probably a substitute waiting for you. Just get creative and use what you have instead of heading tot the grocery store again and it will save you so much time and money! 

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Video Tutorial: Creamy Chicken Pasta Skillet

For those who love a step by step video tutorial, here is one just for you!

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Creamy Chicken Pasta Skillet

Creamy Chicken Pasta

Creamy Chicken Pasta
4.64 from 22 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 575 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs chicken breasts cubed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tbsp pepper
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 3 cups spinach fresh
  • 6 pieces bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 14 oz chicken broth can use low or no sodium
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 16 oz pasta penne – uncooked
  • 3 oz cream cheese cubed
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan shredded
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella shredded

Instructions
 

  • In a skillet on medium heat add butter and let it melt
  • Add Cubed up chicken breasts and garlic and pepper
  • Add chopped up bacon to the skillet and cook with chicken. I didn't have bacon on hand, so I used real bacon bits and they worked just fine. You could also cook up a few slices on a microwave bacon tray and crumble and add to chicken if you prefer.
  • Once chicken is half way cooked just about 4 mins add sliced mushrooms and sauté
  • Add chicken broth- I use low sodium or no sodium any time I am using broth but you can choose regular too.
  • Let that come to a simmer on your stove top and then add in heavy whipping cream.
  • And then add penne pasta (Uncooked) or pasta of choice.
  • Mix in pasta until all the pasta is covered by liquid and cover on medium heat.
  • Pasta should be cooked in about 7-8 minutes.
  • Lift lid and stir then add cream cheese cubed up.
  • Then add parmesan cheese and mix until combined.
  • Once combined add fresh spinach.
  • This last step is optional, but if you love cheese you will love this. Top the shredded mozzarella cheese and cover for a few minutes on low heat so cheese melts.
  • And now it is time to enjoy!

Video

Notes

Recipes like this are designed for you to adapt if necessary. As you see in video, I unexpectedly ran out of bacon so I used real bacon bits as a substitute. No fretting mamas, if there is something missing from your pantry or fridge there is probably a substitute waiting for you. Just get creative and use what you have instead of heading tot the grocery store again and it will save you so much time and money! 

Nutrition

Calories: 575kcal
Keyword creamy chicken pasta skillet easy 20 minute dinner
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  1. 5 stars
    So easy and delicious! Thank you!
    I did add one more cup of warm cream and chicken broth to “loosen “ it up a bit. Personal preference.

  2. 5 stars
    This was so quick and easy to make! Whole family gobbled it up, it was delicious. Thank you so much Lori for sharing this amazing dinner idea. Just love your cooking videos.
    God bless you,
    💚 Jody 🙏

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