30 Easy Chicken and Pasta Recipes

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    Chicken and Pasta Recipes

    chicken and bacon with pasta
    Chicken and pasta with bacon. Diana Rattray

     Chicken and pasta combinations are usually easy to fix, and can often be one-pot meals. Plus, many, such as the casseroles, can often be made ahead of time and baked later in the day or the next day. 

    If you don't have leftover cooked chicken, consider using a fully cooked rotisserie chicken. Or use the convenient packages of precooked chicken breast strips that can be found in the refrigerated section of the supermarket. A 9-ounce package will yield about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of diced chicken,...MORE the perfect amount for many casseroles.

    The recipes below include simple casseroles, sauces for pasta, and skillet dishes.

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    Savory Chicken Noodle Bake

    Chicken Noodle Casserole
    Easy Chicken and Noodle Bake. Diana Rattray

     A homemade sauce brings this easy chicken noodle casserole together. The casserole includes diced cooked chicken, peas, and Parmesan cheese. Substitute another vegetable for the peas if your family has a favorite.

    Savory Chicken Noodle Bake

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    Chicken a la King Casserole With Noodles

    Chicken a la King Casserole
    Your family will love this easy chicken noodle casserole with chicken a la king flavors. Diana Rattray

     Chicken a la king flavors are featured in this tasty chicken and noodle casserole. This easy chicken casserole recipe was adapted from a vintage community cookbook.

    Chicken a la King Casserole With Noodles

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    Chicken Pasta Casserole With Cheddar Cheese and Bacon

    Chicken Pasta Casserole With Cheddar Cheese and Bacon
    Chicken and pasta casserole with cheese and bacon. Diana Rattray

     Bacon gives this chicken casserole its smoky flavor, and the combination of American and cheddar cheese makes it extra creamy.  I used mini penne in the dish, but elbow macaroni or shells would be good as well.

    Chicken Pasta Casserole With Cheddar Cheese and Bacon

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    Easy Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken

    Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken (Easy!)
    Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken. Diana Rattray

     This slow cooker chicken dish is a great busy day meal, and it is wonderful over hot cooked pasta or egg noodles. Condensed soups make the dish a snap to prepare.

    Easy Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken

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    Chicken Stuffed With Basil and Mozzarella Cheese

    Chicken Stuffed With Basil and Mozzarella Cheese
    Stuffed chicken breasts with cream sauce. Diana Rattray

     This is an excellent chicken dish to serve with angel hair pasta or thin spaghetti. The chicken breasts are rolled around basil and mozzarella cheese and served with a homemade cream sauce.

    Chicken Stuffed With Basil and Mozzarella Cheese

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    Chicken and Bacon Pasta Salad

    Pasta Salad With Chicken and Bacon
    Pasta Salad With Chicken and Bacon. Diana Rattray

    Cooked bacon adds smoky flavor to this chicken and pasta salad, along with diced tomatoes, celery, and onion. I used mini penne pasta in this recipe, but macaroni or similar pasta shapes would work as well.

    Chicken and Bacon Pasta Salad

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    Easy Chicken Gemelli Pasta Bake

    Chicken and Gemelli Pasta Bake
    Chicken and Gemelli Pasta Bake. Diana Rattray

     Use gemelli pasta, fusilli, or rotini in this chicken pasta casserole. The casserole includes a variety of vegetables and it comes together with an easy cheese sauce.

    Easy Chicken Gemelli Pasta Bake

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    Chicken and Zucchini Skillet With Pasta

    Chicken and Zucchini Skillet With Pasta
    Chicken and Zucchini Skillet With Pasta. Diana Rattray

     This easy chicken dish is made with purchased Alfredo sauce, zucchini, and fresh tomatoes. Some Cajun seasoning adds flavor to the  chicken breasts.

    Chicken and Zucchini Skillet With Pasta

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    Chicken With Boursin Cheese Sauce

    Chicken With Boursin Cheese Sauce
    Chicken With Boursin Cheese Sauce. Diana Rattray

     Chicken is cooked in the skillet with mushrooms, peas, tomatoes, and a container of Boursin cheese. Serve the chicken over noodles, linguine, or fettuccine.

    Chicken With Boursin Cheese Sauce

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    Crock Pot Chicken Parmesan

    Chicken in Spaghetti Sauce
    Chicken in Spaghetti Sauce. Brian Hagiwara/Photolibrary/Getty Images

     This chicken Parmesan is super easy to fix and cook in the slow cooker.  The chicken is finished in the oven with a topping of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

    Crock Pot Chicken Parmesan

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    Easy Boneless Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Capers

    Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Capers
    Boneless Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes. Diana Rattray

     This flavorful chicken is a surprisingly tasty combination of tomatoes, lemon juice, tomatoes, and capers. I love this dish over angel hair pasta, but it would be excellent with linguine or spaghetti as well.

    Easy Boneless Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Capers

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    Easy Chicken Parmesan

    Chicken Parmesan
    Chicken Parmesan in a skillet. Brian Hagiwara/Photolibrary/Getty Images

    This easy chicken Parmesan is one of our most popular recipes. The chicken is breaded and cooked in the skillet. It's then baked with spaghetti sauce and cheese. Serve the chicken with spaghetti, garlic bread and a tossed green salad.

    Easy Chicken Parmesan

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    Potluck Chicken and Macaroni Casserole

    Chicken Macaroni Casserole
    Chicken Macaroni Casserole. Diana Rattray

     This chicken casserole is made with an easy thickened sauce, spinach, cheddar cheese, and macaroni.

    Potluck Chicken and Macaroni Casserole

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    Cajun Chicken Pasta

    Spicy Cajun Chicken and Pasta
    Spicy Cajun Chicken and Pasta. Diana Rattray

    In this recipe, chicken breasts are sliced and then cooked with Cajun or Creole seasoning along with bell peppers,  onions, and mushrooms. Cooked rotini and Parmesan cheese make this a hearty and tasty skillet meal.

    Cajun Chicken Pasta

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    Easy Chicken and Penne Casserole

    Chicken and Penne Casserole
    Easy Chicken and Penne Casserole. Diana Rattray

     Use regular penne or mini penne in this chicken and pasta casserole. The casserole includes vegetables and an easy cheddar cheese sauce.

    Easy Chicken and Penne Casserole

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    Grilled Chicken With Cajun Cream Sauce and Linguine

    Grilled Chicken With Cajun Cream Sauce
    Grilled Chicken With Creamy Cajun Sauce. Diana Rattray

     Grill the chicken breasts in a grill pan or on an outdoor grill and then serve it with the flavorful Cajun cream sauce and pasta.

    Grilled Chicken With Cajun Cream Sauce and Linguine

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    Easy Chicken Cacciatore Recipe with Stewed Tomatoes

    easy chicken cacciatore
    Chicken cacciatore with a tasty tomato sauce. Jupiter Images/Stockbyte/Getty Images Updated October 26, 2016. Serve this easy chicken cacciatore with spaghetti, linguine, or similar pasta. It's good with bow tie pasta (farfalle) as well. Add a broccoli salad or simple green salad and crusty garlic bread for a fabulous family meal.

     This fabulous chicken cacciatore is made with chicken parts and a homemade tomato sauce. Serve the chicken and sauce with spaghetti or hot cooked

    Easy Chicken Cacciatore Recipe with Stewed Tomatoes

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    Chicken With Pasta and Lemon Cream Sauce

    Chicken With Lemon Cream Sauce
    Chicken With Lemon Cream Sauce. Diana Rattray

    This skillet chicken recipe is easy to prepare, and the combination of vegetables is fabulous. Serve with rotini, fusilli, or a similar pasta for a great-tasting everyday meal.

    Chicken With Pasta and Lemon Cream Sauce

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    Crock Pot Chicken Parisienne With Sour Cream Sauce

    Crock Pot Chicken Parisienne
    Crock Pot Chicken Parisienne. Diana Rattray

     These easy crock pot chicken breasts are cooked with mushrooms and a thick and delicious sauce. The sour cream sauce makes this slow cooker chicken dish stand out. 

    Crock Pot Chicken Parisienne With Sour Cream Sauce

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    Chicken, Cheese, and Penne Pasta Bake

    Chicken, Cheese, and Penne Pasta Bake
    Chicken, Cheese, and Penne Pasta Bake. Diana Rattray

     Penne pasta is combined with cubed cooked chicken, mushrooms, and a mozzarella cheese sauce. Canned or frozen artichoke quarters are added to the casserole and then it's baked to perfection.

    Chicken, Cheese, and Penne Pasta Bake

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    Creamy Basil Chicken Breasts

    Creamy Basil Chicken Breasts
    Creamy basil chicken with angel hair pasta. Diana Rattray

     This basil chicken and sauce make a wonderful dinner with hot cooked angel hair pasta. 

    Creamy Basil Chicken Breasts

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    Chicken Spaghetti With Rotel Tomatoes

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    Chicken Spaghetti. Diana Rattray

     Chicken spaghetti is one of these Southern comfort foods everyone loves. This is a popular version.

    Chicken Spaghetti With Rotel Tomatoes

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    Chicken and Penne Pasta Casserole

    chicken penne pasta casserole
    Chicken and Penne Pasta Casserole. Diana Rattray

     This pasta casserole is made with chicken sausage, diced chicken, and cheese. Serve this chicken and pasta bake with a tossed salad and crusty bread for a hearty family meal.

    Chicken and Penne Pasta Casserole With Spinach

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    Spicy Chicken Lasagna

    Chicken Lasagna
    Spicy Chicken Lasagna. Diana Rattray

    Chicken, Mexican cheese, spinach, and two kinds of salsa are layered in this spicy lasagna.

    Spicy Chicken Lasagna

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    Easy Breezy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

    Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
    Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore. Diana Rattray

     This chicken cacciatore is made with boneless chicken breasts and a tasty homemade sauce.

    Easy Breezy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

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    Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

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    Chicken Tetrazzini. Diana Rattray

     This classic spaghetti and chicken dish is often made with turkey. It can be made with chicken, ham, or tuna as well.

    Chicken Tetrazzini Casserole

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    Crock Pot Chicken and Zucchini Pasta Sauce

    Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Sauce
    Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Sauce. Steve Manson / Getty Images

     Vegetables in this tasty chicken pasta sauce include zucchini, bell pepper, and tomatoes. One reader mentioned that she added eggplant to the dish.

    Crock Pot Chicken and Zucchini Pasta Sauce

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    Chicken and Macaroni Bake

    Chicken, Gouda, and Macaroni Bake
    Chicken, Gouda, and Macaroni Bake. Diana Rattray

     The sauce for this chicken and macaroni is made with chicken broth, cream, and smoked gouda cheese.

    Chicken and Macaroni Bake

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    Crock Pot Chicken Fricassee With Creamy Sauce

    Chicken Fricassee in the Slow Cooker
    Slow Cooker Chicken Fricassee. Diana Rattray

     This creamy chicken is fabulous over hot cooked egg noodles. It's made with boneless chicken breasts and a variety of vegetables.

    Crock Pot Chicken Fricassee With Creamy Sauce

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    Chicken and Pasta Potluck Casserole with Cheese

    Chicken and Pasta Casserole
    Chicken and Pasta Potluck Casserole. Diana Rattray

     This potluck casserole is made with pasta wheels, chicken, ham, mushrooms, and two kinds of cheese. Serve this dish with a simple green salad or sliced fresh tomatoes and biscuits or rolls.

    Chicken and Pasta Potluck Casserole with Cheese