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Garlic Parmesan Pasta With Chicken

This one pan rigatoni pasta with chicken and creamy garlic Parmesan sauce it the cozy comfort dish you need to try!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 414 kcal


  • Standard Large Non Stick Skillet


  • 1 lbs boneless skinless chicken tenders, diced in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups rigatoni pasta dry
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes


  • Slice your chicken into 1 inch slices and splash with lemon juice and seasoning with the garlic salt. 
  • Heat the butter in a large non stick skillet on medium high heat, and sauté the onions for a minute then add the garlic paste and sauté another minute.
  • Add in the chicken slices, reduce the heat to medium-low, place the lid on the skillet, and cook for 5 minutes.
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  • Stir the chicken around, add in the Parmesan, paprika, onion powder, black pepper, and dried parsley, and stir again.
  • Then slowly pour in the heavy cream and bring it to a simmer for 2 minutes.
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  • Transfer the chicken mixture (everything in the skillet) into a large (heat safe) bowl and set aside.
  • Combine the chicken broth and pasta noodles into the same skillet and place the lid back on.
  • Cook the noodles for about 6 minutes on medium heat.
  • Transfer the chicken mixture back into the skillet with the pasta noodles and stir.
  • Simmer them together for about 2 minutes then turn off the heat and allow it to rest for 10 minutes to thicken. 
  • Garnish with a bit more Parmesan, dried parsley, and red chili flakes.



Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 415
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.3g 26%
Saturated Fat 8.7g 43%
Cholesterol 116mg 39%
Sodium 517mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 24.2g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Total Sugars 1.7g
Protein 32.9g
Vitamin D 12mcg 59%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 624mg 13
Keyword chicken, comfort food, easy recipe, family recipes, one pan, pasta