14 Chicken Pasta Dinners for Cozy Weeknights

14 Chicken Pasta Dinners for Cozy Weeknights

Kelli Foster
Nov 9, 2015

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 pasta bakes and casseroles, to a ragù and skillet meals, dinnertime is about to get even more delicious with these 14 chicken pasta recipes that will leave everyone with happy stomachs.

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1. Chicken & Swiss Chard Pasta Bake

The temperatures are dropping, 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.

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2. One-Skillet Chicken Alfredo Pasta

This recipe is slightly decadent and more than a little comforting. Bonus points for everything getting cooked in a single skillet.

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3. Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

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.

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4. Chicken and Broccoli Penne Pasta

This dish relies on staples that are probably in your kitchen right now. Pantry and freezer staples, like penne pasta, chicken breast, and frozen veggies, are the backbone of this weeknight meal.

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5. Greek Chicken Pasta with Olives and Feta

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.

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6. Chicken & Tomato No-Boil Pasta Bake

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 pot of water.

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7. Chicken Pasta Bake with Spinach & Parmesan

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.

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8. Creamy Braised Chicken with Pappardelle

When you're in need of a cozy weeknight meal with some added elegance, look to this pasta filled with tender, braised chicken thighs and classic egg noodles.

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9. Blackened Chicken with Creamy Angel Hair Pasta

Turns out this combo of lightly spiced chicken and angel hair pasta is pretty popular. One twirl of the fork and it's clear why.

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10. Chicken & Artichokes in Wine Sauce

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.

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11. Chicken Ragù with Bacon

Next time you've got gnocchi or pasta on the menu, consider topping it with a hearty chicken ragù.

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12. Gnocchi Skillet with Chicken Sausage & Tomatoes

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.

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13. Double Spinach Pasta Casserole with Pesto & Asiago Cheese

Pasta casseroles are perhaps the ultimate combination of weeknight convenience and homey comfort food. This one has spinach, chicken, pesto, and plenty of cheese.

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14. Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

This old Southern standby is comfort in a casserole dish. It's the kind of weeknight meal that's especially satisfying on chilly fall and winter nights.

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