Creamy chicken asparagus pasta. Juicy chicken with tender asparagus mixed with pasta and a light and creamy sauce that is perfect for dinner. This Chicken Asparagus Pasta recipe is the perfect easy dinner recipe, loaded with juicy chicken and asparagus you have most of the meal covered in one dish!
Chicken Asparagus Pasta
If you are looking for an amazing easy pasta dish this Creamy Chicken Asparagus Pasta recipe is going to hit the spot. Creamy garlic pasta sauce with chicken and asparagus served over pasta makes for a tasty quick and easy week night dinner! This is one of our favorite creamy chicken pasta recipes and it is super easy to make!
When you are a busy Mom you need to have simple meals, however let’s be real here. None of us want to eat a meal that tastes like it was quick and easy. We want a good-tasting meal that is simple to make. This easy chicken asparagus pasta dish is a perfect choice.
This easy Chicken Asparagus Pasta dish has a light creamy sauce that is made with milk instead of cream like a traditional Alfredo sauce would be made of, but one amazing flavor. Chunks of juicy chicken and pieces of tender asparagus make this dish one of my family’s favorites. We have been making it for years and I am sure you are going to love this Chicken Asparagus Pasta recipe as much as we do!
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Why You will love this Chicken Asparagus Pasta Recipe
Easy to make. This chicken pasta recipe is super easy to make. This simple pasta dish it is the perfect dinner to make for busy weeknights, you can make some steamed or roasted veggies as sides and a fresh salad and have a full meal.
Done in under 30 minutes. Including the cooking time for the pasta and the chicken with the creamy parmesan sauce, this whole dinner is done in about 30 minutes.
Creamy delicious sauce. I really love the flavor of the sauce, if there is any extra on your plate it is for sure worth dipping fresh bread into!
This creamy chicken asparagus pasta dish can be on the table in about 30 minutes from start to finish. Yes, that is right, in about 30 minutes (and just 2 dishes) you will have a full tasty meal on the table that everyone in the family will enjoy! That makes me happy, I love a quick simple pasta dish that has amazing flavors!
What to Serve with this recipe
Sometimes when I make this for dinner I serve it with fresh bread, buttermilk biscuits, or cheddar biscuits, and a fresh salad. However, the meal is complete on its own so many times I serve it as is.
When it comes to a pasta dish as the main dish for our meals I like to keep things simple with fresh bread and a salad as the sides. There are lots of different bread options and salad options and what I make depends on my mood. If you are looking for simple salad and bread ideas check out a few of our favorites.
- Garlic Cheddar Biscuits
- Buttermilk Biscuits
- French Bread
- Italian Bread
- Olive Garden Salad
- Spinach Strawberry Salad
- Caesar Salad
How to Trim Asparagus
Rinse the asparagus under cool water.
Bend one of the asparagus pieces until the bottom snaps off. This is how you figure out what is the woody and that needs to be cut off. You can break off each end of each spear or you can lay the piece down on top of the rest of the bunch of asparagus and chop off about that same amount.
Toss the asparagus ends and cook the spears.
What is the best chicken to use?
I like using boneless skinless chicken breast but you can also use chicken cutlets or chicken thighs if that is what you have on hand.
What is the best pasta to use?
Any small shaped pasta will work for this recipe. I do not suggest using long pasta like angel hair pasta or fettuccini noodles (although if that is what you have on hand you can but I would break the pasta up into smaller pieces before cooking. I like using ziti pasta but you can also use penne pasta, ziti pasta, and bowtie pasta or your favorite pasta.
How to Store leftovers
Allow pasta to cool completely and then store in an airtight container in the fridge. Pasta will keep for 3-4 days. To reheat warm in the microwave on a plate or bowl for 1-2 minutes depending on how much you are reheating.
Chicken Asparagus Pasta Ingredients
- ziti pasta
- boneless skinless chicken breasts
- olive oil
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- minced garlic
- Italian seasoning
- chicken broth
- whole milk
- cream cheese
- parmesan cheese
- Black pepper
- red pepper flakes
How to Make Chicken Asparagus Pasta
Wash and cut asparagus into bite sized pieces and set aside. Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat on the stove.
Cook pasta for 8-9 minutes, until al dente. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the asparagus to the water.
Drain pasta and asparagus.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken, garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes cook until light brown.
Add chicken broth, milk, cream cheese, and half of the Parmesan cheese.
Stir until well combined and the cream cheese is melted. Stir in the cooked pasta and asparagus.
Add remaining Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper.
Looking for more chicken recipes? Check these out!
- Chicken Potato Casserole
- Firecracker Chicken
- Chicken Asparagus Stir Fry
- Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings
- Chicken and broccoli alfredo
Chicken Asparagus Alfredo Pasta
- 1 pound Ziti pasta
- 2 pounds chicken breasts cut in strips
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 pound asparagus ends removed
- 2 Tbsp garlic minced
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
- red pepper flakes To taste
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 5 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- Wash and cut asparagus into bite sized pieces and set aside. Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat on the stove.
- Cook pasta for 8-9 minute, until al dente. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, add the asparagus to the water.
- Drain pasta and asparagus.
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken, garlic, onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes cook until light brown.
- Add chicken broth, milk, cream cheese, and half of the Parmesan cheese.
- Stir until well combined and the cream cheese is melted. Stir in the cooked pasta and asparagus.
- Add remaining Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper.
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