7 Chicken & Pasta Recipes You Can Make on a Weeknight

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Pasta is easy and versatile, and so is chicken — so put the two together and you know you’ve got a winning equation for weeknight dinner success. These simple recipes range from cheesy baked casseroles to creamy one-skillet meals and everything in between. Plan to slot them into your meal plan immediately.

Yes, you don’t even need to boil the pasta for this casserole. All you need is about five minutes to dump all the ingredients in a baking dish and then you transfer the dish to the oven to let it do all the work.

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While this artichoke- and olive-flecked pasta makes an awesome dinner, don’t forget to put some aside because the leftovers might make an even better lunch, served cold, the next day.

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Frozen breaded chicken breast is the secret to this fun twist on an Italian classic. While the recipe is scaled down to serve two, don’t hesitate to double it if your family is larger.

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Ginger might not be the first ingredient you think to add to pasta, but once you try this recipe you’ll realize what you’ve been missing. This dish is light, spicy, and comforting all at the same time.

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If you’re not serving a large crowd, definitely split this recipe into two 9×9-inch pans and freeze one — your future self will thank you.

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A bag of frozen broccoli helps make this cream cheese-laced pasta extra easy — and if you don’t want to bother cooking the chicken, you can definitely substitute shredded rotisserie chicken.

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This is truly a one-pan miracle meal: The chicken is browned and then the pasta gets cooked right in the skillet in its creamy, rich sauce.

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