25 Easy Chicken Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Weeknight dinner: Solved.

one pan chicken  gnocchi
Erik Bernstein

Raise your hand if pasta is your go-to "forgot about dinner" meal. Yep, us too, guilty as charged. Don't fret, all you need is the classic combo of chicken and noodles (maybe some fresh veggies?) and you'll be on your way to saving dinner. Feel free to use leftover chicken (even rotisserie, check out more shortcuts here) and whatever vegetables you have on hand. Add a few additional star ingredients, like prosciutto or sundried tomatoes, and you’ll really have a hit on your hands.

Need some chicken tips? We’ve got ‘em! An easy trick for getting juicy, tender chicken that’s easy to shred, and the secret to keep boneless chicken thighs from drying out. With these tips in your arsenal, you’ll be this much closer to a memorable chicken and pasta dinner.

With a creamy sauce, like in our Chicken Alfredo, no one will ever know dinner was a last-minute idea. Want something lighter? Try something like our Kale Pesto Chicken Pasta— the freshness of basil combined with tomatoes and fresh mozzarella is like a garden on your plate. Short for time? Make a one-pot wonder like our Chicken Parm and skip the massive after dinner clean up.

And don't be afraid to get creative with your pasta choices—sometimes all it takes to jazz up an old standby is a fresh noodle shape! You never know when you might discover a new favorite (ours is Orecchiette!)
For more pasta recipes, check out these perfect penne pasta dishes. And for more easy weeknight classics, check out our favorite cheap and easy dinner recipes.

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Erik Bernstein
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One-Pan Creamy Chicken & Gnocchi

When everything cooks together everyone wins.

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Chicken Spinach Artichoke Lasagna

This thing is RICH.

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Perfect Chicken Alfredo

You need this go-to in your arsenal.

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Chicken Parm Pasta

A one pot wonder!

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Caprese Chicken Pasta

Two power couples here: chicken and pasta + tomato and mozz.

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Chicken Carbonara

Putting the "carb" in carbonara.

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Chicken Stroganoff

A little lighter than the original beef stroganoff, but still super flavorful!

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Ethan Calabrese
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Chicken Caesar Angel Hair

Pasta >>>> salad.

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Chicken Tikka Alfredo

Weirdly enough, Parmesan and curry are a pretty unbelievable pairing!

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Chicken Pasta Salad

Make sure your fusilli is al dente.

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Caprese Chicken Lasagna


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Lemon Asparagus Chicken Pasta

This pasta tastes like spring!

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Chicken Alfredo Bake

Even creamier than ziti.

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Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Loaded with sautéed chicken breasts and crispy bacon, this hearty spaghetti recipe will please even the pickiest eaters.

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Chicken à la King

Basically a crustless chicken pot pie.

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Chelsea Lupkin
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Chicken Parm Rigatoni Bake

This casserole ensures every bite has the right mix of chicken, sauce, pasta and cheese.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Chicken Alfredo Roll-Ups

Chicken alfredo roll-ups are a dreamy, creamy weeknight dinner masterpiece.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

We knew penne was the only thing missing from a Caesar.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Chicken, Spinach, and Artichoke Rigatoni

Your favorite dip deconstructed as a pasta? Yes, please.

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Chicken Florentine Pasta

We turned Chicken Florentine into our new favorite pasta dinner.

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Jonathan Boulton
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Greek Chicken Pasta

Our big fat Greek pasta.

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Ethan Calabrese
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Mexican Chicken Pasta

It's a cheesy Tex-Mex dream.

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Chicken Curry Laksa

Coconut milk and laksa curry paste make this soup creamy, rich and spicy.

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Prosciutto-Chicken Pasta

Crispy morsels of prosciutto will make you forget all about bacon.

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Kale Pesto Chicken Pasta Vertical
Sally McKenney
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Kale Pesto Chicken Pasta

Using part kale and part basil, this pesto is the next level sauce your pasta deserves.

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