14 Chicken Pasta Recipes to Make Again and Again

Chicken Liver Ragu Rigatoni
Photo: Victor Protasio

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.

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Creamy Chicken Fettuccine with Mushrooms and Kale

Creamy Chicken Fettuccine with Mushrooms and Kale
© Kristen Stevens

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.

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Penne with Smoked Chicken and Mascarpone

Penne with Smoked Chicken and Mascarpone
© Ben Dearnley

This pasta recipe packs in smoked chicken, plenty of vegetables — zucchini, young green beans, and shallots — and mascarpone cheese all into one dish.

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Orecchiette with Chicken, Caramelized Onions, and Blue Cheese

Orecchiette with Chicken, Caramelized Onions, and Blue Cheese
© Kelsey Brown

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.

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Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini
© Abby Hocking

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.

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Pasta Rustica with Caramelized Onion, Chicken and Wild Mushrooms

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.

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Pasta Shells with Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

Pasta Shells with Chicken and Brussels Sprouts
© Leela Cyd

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.

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Creamy Chicken and Bacon Pasta with Artichoke Hearts and Spinach

Creamy Chicken and Bacon Pasta with Artichoke Hearts and Spinach
© Kristen Stevens

Salty, smoky, thick-cut bacon adds depth while artichoke hearts and spinach help to lighten this creamy, savory chicken pasta dish.

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Tagliatelle with Braised Chicken and Figs

Tagliatelle with Braised Chicken and Figs
© Christina Holmes

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.

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Fettuccine with White Chicken Ragù

Fettuccine with White Chicken Ragu
Greg DuPree

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.

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Chicken Tortellini Soup with Kale

Chicken Tortellini Soup Recipe
Caitlin Bensel

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 dump the whole can of tomatoes into the pot; draining them first concentrates the flavor.

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Chicken Liver Ragù Rigatoni

Chicken Liver Ragu Rigatoni
Victor Protasio

Using store-bought chicken liver mousse makes this recipe quick without sacrificing flavor.

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Lemon-and-Dill Chicken Pasta

Lemon-and-Dill Chicken Pasta
© Kristen Stevens

This fast, easy and light chicken pasta dish has lots of bright lemon flavor.

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Chicken and Broccoli Spaghetti

Chicken and Broccoli Spaghetti
© Ian Knauer

The olive oil picks up extra flavor from the golden garlic in this dish.

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Chicken and Spaghetti Casserole

Chicken and Spaghetti Casserole
© Ian Knauer

Baked spaghetti is a favorite. The noodles tangle around chicken and soak up the creamy sauce. 

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