13 Chicken Pasta Recipes to Make Again and Again
Chicken and pasta, both hearty foods on their own, unite in these recipes to deliver the ultimate comfort food. Think fettuccine with white chicken ragù, creamy chicken and bacon pasta, and penne with smoked chicken and mascarpone, to name a few -- if you're a fan of chicken liver, we have a chicken liver ragù rigatoni you'll definitely want to try, too. Keep reading for even more chicken pasta recipes to add to your repertoire.
Creamy Chicken Fettuccine with Mushrooms and Kale
Most of the creamy texture of this kale-and-mushroom sauce comes from the extra-virgin olive oil, so make sure to use a brand with a flavor you like.
Penne with Smoked Chicken and Mascarpone
This pasta recipe packs in smoked chicken, plenty of vegetables -- zucchini, young green beans, and shallots -- and mascarpone cheese all into one dish.
Orecchiette with Chicken, Caramelized Onions, and Blue Cheese
The sweetness of the onions contrasts perfectly with the saltiness of the cheese in this dish. If you don't have orecchiette, feel free to use shells or bow ties instead.
If you don't want to poach chicken breasts for this version of chicken tetrazzini, you can use 3 to 4 cups of meat from a rotisserie chicken instead.
Pasta Rustica with Caramelized Onion, Chicken and Wild Mushrooms
Wild mushrooms, caramelized onions and a pinch of chile flakes give this simple chicken pasta a burst of flavor.
Farro Pasta with Chicken Scarti and Borlotti Beans
Chefs Steve Samson and Zach Pollack pair farro pasta with hearty, rustic sauces like this one, which gets its richness from quickly sautéed chicken livers.
Pasta Shells with Chicken and Brussels Sprouts
Mild chicken tames the strength of the sprouts in this recipe while garlic, lemon juice, red-pepper flakes, and Parmesan unite the two main ingredients and complement them both.
Creamy Chicken and Bacon Pasta with Artichoke Hearts and Spinach
Salty, smoky, thick-cut bacon adds depth while artichoke hearts and spinach help to lighten this creamy, savory chicken pasta dish.
Tagliatelle with Braised Chicken and Figs
This Spanish-inspired pasta from chef Kyle Bailey is rich and complex-tasting, thanks to a sauce made from chicken braising liquid that's reduced until silky and luscious. Finishing touches of dried figs and marcona almonds add sweetness and crunch.
Penne with Chicken and Pickled Peppers
F&W's Justin Chapple uses only six ingredients in his simple and spicy pasta; it's a perfect weeknight meal.
Fettuccine with White Chicken Ragù
This creamy chicken ragù is easy to make and boasts remarkable depth thanks to the flavors of an Italian-style sofrito made with onions, carrots, celery, and parsley.
Chicken Tortellini Soup with Kale
Fresh ingredients team up with store-bought shortcuts to get this comforting dinner on the table in just over 30 minutes. Frozen cheese tortellini only need a 5-minute dip in the simmering broth to cook up perfectly. Don't be tempted to just dump the whole can of tomatoes into the pot; draining them first concentrates the flavor.
Chicken Liver Ragù Rigatoni
Using store-bought chicken liver mousse makes this recipe quick without sacrificing flavor.