16 Chicken & Pasta Dinners for Cozy Weeknights
Want an easy way to up your weeknight dinner routine? Take two heavy hitters in your weekly rotation, chicken and pasta, and bring them together for one meal that’s cozy and satisfying. From casseroles to skillet meals, dinnertime is about to get even more delicious with these 16 chicken pasta recipes that will leave everyone with happy stomachs.
If you only ever enjoy chicken Marsala out at your neighborhood Italian restaurant, it’s time to bring it home. This slow-cooker version couldn’t be easier to make for you and your family on a weeknight.
One of the great things about pasta dinners is just how accommodating they can be. And it doesn’t get much easier than this chicken and pasta combo that doesn’t even require boiling a big pot of water.
A warm and creamy casserole is comfort food at its finest — and this combination of Buffalo chicken and pasta is no exception. It’s a fun way to add some heat to dinner.
I reserve this creamy skillet dinner for weeknights I don’t really feel like cooking, but want something super satisfying and comforting. To bring it together even faster (and save a few bucks) I swap the broccolini for frozen broccoli and stir it in during the last few minutes of cooking.
The temperatures are in flux, so what’s more satisfying than a warm casserole straight from the oven? Particularly one that puts leftover chicken to use, and combines it with pasta and greens.
This soup has it all — tender chicken, chunky carrots, wisps of wilted spinach, bite-sized pillows of pasta and cheese — with a silky broth to tie it together.
This recipe is slightly decadent and more than a little comforting. Bonus points for everything getting cooked in a single skillet.
This dish relies on staples that are probably in your kitchen right now, like penne pasta, chicken breasts, and frozen veggies.
Yes, you can have chicken Parm in just 30 minutes. This dinner for two really delivers by starting with a smart shortcut from the freezer section.
There’s plenty of bright flavor in this olive- and feta-packed pasta. It’s a favorite, thanks to its versatility. Serve it warm, at room temperature, or even chilled.
This pasta casserole is creamy, but not too rich, thanks to a yogurt-based sauce. Add greens and chicken breast for a weeknight supper that will fill you up without weighing you down.
This is one of those amazing meals that’s deceptively simple to make. Chicken and tangy artichokes are coated in a velvety, cream-free sauce, with no skimping on flavor.
Next time you’ve got gnocchi or pasta on the menu, consider topping it with a hearty chicken ragù.
This is the recipe to keep in your back pocket for the nights you want a 15-minute meal with just a handful of basic ingredients.
This is a dinner salad for pasta-lovers. You’ll feel good about eating some greens and take comfort in the generous helping of Caesar-spiced orzo and lemon-tinged crispy chicken pieces.
This weeknight dinner is basically creamy chicken Alfredo meets lasagna. And since you’re skipping the big baking dish, it’s much more doable when you’re cooking for one or two.