Creamy chicken pasta takes only 20 minutes for the best skillet dinner. Skip takeout and make this creamy dish in less time!

Creamy chicken pasta takes only 20 minutes for the best skillet dinner. Skip takeout and make this creamy dish in less time!

Creamy chicken pasta

You will not believe how quick and easy this pasta dish is. Get dinner on the table in just 20 minutes! We all know takeout takes longer than that!

Save time and money when you make this meal. Pasta is always a crowd favorite and it is filling and delicious with the chicken. The entire dish is so creamy and amazing!

Creamy chicken pasta takes only 20 minutes for the best skillet dinner. Skip takeout and make this creamy dish in less time!
Creamy chicken pasta takes only 20 minutes for the best skillet dinner. Skip takeout and make this creamy dish in less time!

Ingredients for easy creamy chicken pasta:

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 6 Pieces Bacon Cooked and Crumbled
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Small Tomatoes
  • 2 Cups Fresh Spinach
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 16 oz Penne Pasta
Creamy chicken pasta takes only 20 minutes for the best skillet dinner. Skip takeout and make this creamy dish in less time!

How to make creamy chicken pasta in 20 minutes:

Cut the chicken breasts into approximately 1 inch strips. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add the chicken, season with the salt and pepper and cook until brown on each side (approximately 4-6 minutes).

While the chicken is cooking, cook the pasta in a separate pan based on the package instructions.

Creamy chicken pasta takes only 20 minutes for the best skillet dinner. Skip takeout and make this creamy dish in less time!

Once the chicken is done cooking in the skillet, add in the butter, tomatoes, garlic, paprika and Italian seasoning. Sauté on medium for 4-7 minutes until the tomatoes are soft.

Then add in the spinach and cook for a few minutes until it’s wilted.  Stir in the heavy whipping cream and parmesan. Cook until the cheese is melted and cream is thoroughly combined.

Stir in the cooked pasta right before serving and enjoy! It is that simple to prepare!

Creamy chicken pasta takes only 20 minutes for the best skillet dinner. Skip takeout and make this creamy dish in less time!

What to serve with creamy bacon chicken pasta?

Keep it simple! We like to serve this with a side salad. I think a light salad balances the cream sauce perfectly.

The sauce is so delicious so you will want something to dip into that sauce. We love Garlic Bread Cheese Sticks Recipe and it is perfect for getting every last bit of that amazing sauce.

No worries if you don’t have time to make the bread. Another idea is to just pick up a loaf at the bakery or grocery store and it will be just as amazing.

You could also try Roasted Green Beans or learn how to steam broccoli in the microwave for a super easy veggie side dish.

Creamy chicken pasta takes only 20 minutes for the best skillet dinner. Skip takeout and make this creamy dish in less time!

You need a good skillet for chicken bacon pasta recipe.

We use a cast iron skillet and it’s perfect for this recipe. I have the Lodge cast iron skillet but you can see all the different brands here.

Cast iron is amazing! You can make so many different recipes and they are great for skillet recipes.

If you are not already cooking with one, you should! They are amazing and the food cooks so evenly.

Don’t be hesitant to use cast iron because it really is simple to use and maintain. It cooks the food so evenly and recipes turn out great.

Creamy chicken pasta takes only 20 minutes for the best skillet dinner. Skip takeout and make this creamy dish in less time!

Everyone will love creamy chicken bacon pasta!

This 20 minute dinner idea is one recipe that is perfect for a weeknight meal. My kids love this Creamy Chicken Pasta recipe and the adults do too. We love that there are fresh tomatoes in it!

This recipe takes that easy dish you have probably made on the back of the cream of chicken can and kicks it up a notch with the Italian seasoning and the fresh tomatoes.

It is amazing how something so simple as adding in tomatoes really makes this recipe taste more like a “fancy” dish!

This pasta dish is easy and budget friendly. The pasta helps to stretch the chicken. Plus, you can feel free to use any type of pasta you have on hand or can get on sale.

Bowtie, elbow or any kind of pasta will be delicious in this chicken and pasta dish. Sometimes we add red pepper flakes for a little heat. Yum!

You can’t go wrong with this amazing dish! It takes just minutes!

Print this creamy chicken pasta recipe below:

Creamy Chicken Pasta

4.5 from 6 votes
This Creamy Chicken Pasta dinner is very easy to make. It is very kid friendly but the adults will love it too.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 753
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 6 Pieces Bacon Cooked and Crumbled
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 3 Small Tomatoes
  • 2 Cups Fresh Spinach
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 16 oz Penne Pasta

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken breasts into approximately 1 inch strips.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken, season with the salt and pepper and cook until brown on each side (approximately 4-6 minutes).
  • While the chicken is cooking, cook the pasta in a separate pan based on the package instructions.
  • Once the chicken is done cooking in the skillet, add in the butter, tomatoes, garlic, paprika and Italian seasoning. Sauté on medium for 4-7 minutes until the tomatoes are soft.
  • Then add in the spinach and cook for a few minutes until it’s wilted.
  • Stir in the heavy whipping cream and parmesan. Cook until the cheese is melted and cream is thoroughly combined.
  • Stir in the cooked pasta right before serving and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 753kcal, Carbohydrates 62g, Protein 36g, Fat 39g, Saturated Fat 19g, Cholesterol 138mg, Sodium 759mg, Potassium 754mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 2501IU, Vitamin C 12mg, Calcium 268mg, Iron 2mg

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  1. We had this for dinner tonight with one modification– we used diced tomatoes instead of fresh so we had everything on hand already. My family loved it… Even my toddler. Thanks for the recipes.

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing and so easy! I used a can of diced tomatoes since I didn’t have any fresh tomatoes.