Chicken and pasta combinations are easy to whip up and can often be one-pot meals. In casserole form, many can be made ahead of time and baked later on or the next day.
- If you don't have leftover cooked chicken, consider using a fully cooked rotisserie chicken or the convenient packages of pre-cooked 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, the perfect amount for many casseroles.
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Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore
This fabulous chicken cacciatore is a timesaving version cooked in the Instant Pot. With its delicious homemade sauce, the chicken is a fabulous topping for spaghetti or linguine or another kind of rod-shaped or ribbon-shaped pasta.
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This delightful carbonara includes chicken along with the traditional bacon, eggs, and cheese. The dish is a fast and easy preparation, and the chicken makes it a hearty all-in-one meal. Add a tossed salad or garlic bread for a well-balanced dinner.
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Chicken à la King Casserole With Noodles
Adapted from a vintage community cookbook, this tasty noodle casserole features classic chicken à la king flavors. It's a tried and true favorite and ideal for any night of the week.
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Chicken Pad Thai
Chicken pad Thai is always a hit and it's easier to make than you might think. The sweet-savory pad Thai sauce is combined with rice noodles, chicken, and vegetables to make a dish that will delight everyone, from picky eaters to the guests with the most discerning palates.Continue to 5 of 28 below.
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Chicken Pasta Casserole With Cheddar Cheese and Bacon
Bacon gives this chicken casserole a smoky flavor that sets it apart from the rest and the combination of cheeses makes the sauce extra creamy. Use mini penne pasta in the dish or make it with elbows so it's extra kid friendly.
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Garlic Chicken and Shrimp
The complementary combo of chicken and shrimp make a delicious topper for pasta or rice. Fresh herbs and a generous amount of butter and garlic provide the mouthwatering flavors.
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Shanghai Stir-Fried Noodles With Chicken
Surprise friends and family with these irresistible Shanghainese-style stir-fry that's a snap to fix up. If you can't find this type of noodles, substitute with udon or fettuccine.
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Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
Chicken and pasta come together in a spicy Buffalo chicken mac and cheese recipe. Hot sauce is added to both the shredded chicken and the cheese sauce, but the cheese tames the heat perfectly. Baked with macaroni and bread crumbs, it's a fun dish for dinners, parties, and potlucks.Continue to 9 of 28 below.
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Pasta Salad With Chicken and Bacon
Keep cool on a hot summer day with this fabulous main dish salad. Cooked bacon adds flavor and texture to the chicken and pasta salad, along with fresh diced tomatoes, celery, and onion. Mini penne pasta is a good size for this salad, but macaroni or shells would work as well.
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Stuffed Chicken Parmesan
Stuffing chicken breasts is not difficult, and this stuffed chicken Parmesan recipe demonstrates how easy it is. You'll cut the breast open, stuff it with mozzarella cheese, then bread the chicken. It's fried in marinara sauce and topped with more mozzarella. Finish it up with Parmesan cheese and serve over a bed of pasta.
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Chicken Stuffed With Basil and Mozzarella Cheese
This easy-to-prepare chicken dish makes an extraordinary topping for angel hair pasta or thin spaghetti. The chicken breasts are rolled around basil and mozzarella cheese and served with a homemade cream sauce.
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Grilled Chicken With Cajun Cream Sauce and Linguine
Cook chicken breasts in a grill pan or on an outdoor grill and serve it with this flavorful Cajun cream sauce and pasta. Use Cajun seasoning or a blackened seasoning blend to flavor the chicken or use a homemade spice blend.Continue to 13 of 28 below.
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Easy Chicken Parmesan
This easy chicken Parmesan is a popular recipe and one bite will show you why. The boneless chicken breasts are breaded and cooked in the skillet, then baked with tomato sauce and melty cheese. Serve the chicken and the divine sauce with spaghetti, garlic bread, and a tossed green salad.
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Chicken Asparagus Pasta
Asparagus and chicken team up in this tasty spring dinner. Lemon and three kinds of cheese add flavor and creaminess to the dish. It's an easy preparation for the stovetop.
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta
Like a deconstructed traditional stuffed chicken cordon bleu, this recipe incorporates the cheese and ham into a sauce over pasta and tops it all with crispy, breaded chicken.
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Chicken, Cheese, and Penne Pasta Bake
This easy chicken and penne bake is sure to please! The 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.Continue to 17 of 28 below.
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Garlic Chicken Primavera Pasta
Any night is a good night for this quick one-pot meal. It's a healthy and colorful blend of vegetables and chicken with pasta. Use your favorite noodle shape and finish this easy dish with Parmesan cheese.
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Crock Pot Chicken Fricassee With Creamy Sauce
Toss the ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning and come home to a delicious dinner. This creamy chicken is fabulous over hot cooked egg noodles. The comforting chicken dish includes vegetables and complementary herbs.
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Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo
This slow cooker chicken Alfredo takes budget chicken thighs to new levels. A jar of Alfredo sauce and fresh fettuccine make this a convenient and delicious main dish.
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Chicken and Shrimp With Red Pasta Sauce
If you aren't sure you'd like chicken and shrimp together, this pasta sauce will make you a believer. Serve over hot cooked fettuccine, linguine, or spaghetti and be prepared for everyone to ask for second helpings.Continue to 21 of 28 below.
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Easy Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken
This slow cooker chicken is the perfect choice for a busy work—or play—day. The chicken and its smooth sauce make a delicious topping for noodles or spaghetti. Condensed soups make the recipe a snap to prepare.
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Easy Chicken and Macaroni Casserole
This easy chicken and macaroni casserole is bound to become a family favorite. A box of macaroni and cheese is gussied up with some extra sauce, cubed cooked chicken, frozen vegetables, and extra cheese. The crunchy breadcrumb topping provides the perfect finish to this semi-homemade casserole.
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Healthy Chicken With Spinach and Pasta
Spinach and Parmesan cheese get together with cubed grilled chicken and pasta shells to make this flavorful and nutritious family casserole.
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Easy Breezy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
This chicken cacciatore is made with boneless chicken breasts and a delicious homemade sauce. The dish is a snap to fix—just add the ingredients to the slow cooker and go about your day! Serve the chicken and sauce with your favorite pasta.Continue to 25 of 28 below.
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Chicken and Pasta With Lemon Pesto
This chicken with lemon pesto and pasta is easy enough for a weeknight meal and elegant enough for guests. Add a green salad and garlic bread and you have an extraordinary meal.
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Easy Boneless Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Capers
Here's an easy, tantalizing chicken breast recipe that makes a delicious topping for angel hair pasta or spaghetti. The recipe combines tomatoes, lemon juice, and capers, giving the meat irresistible flavor.
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Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
Broccoli adds color, texture, and nutrients to this chicken and pasta Alfredo. Add some chopped cooked bacon for extra flavor if you like. You'll have a fabulous dinner in less than 45 minutes!
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Easy Chicken and Penne Casserole
Bake this comforting chicken and penne casserole any night of the week. The cooked pasta is combined with frozen mixed vegetables, cooked diced chicken, and a super easy sauce mixture.