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One Pot Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta

Tender pieces of seasoned chicken and penne pasta smothered in a garlic cream sauce -- This easy meal takes only 30 minutes to make!
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Keyword garlic chicken, pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Calories 564kcal
Author Dee


  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders cut into small pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • teaspoon ½ black pepper
  • 2 cups fresh zucchini chopped (about 2 medium zucchini)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 23- oz jar roasted garlic pasta sauce
  • 2 cups mini penne pasta about ½ a pound
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh Parmesan cheese shredded
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish optional
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Season the chicken with garlic powder, sea salt and pepper
  • In a large pot, cook the chicken in olive oil until brown on both sides
  • Stir in the pasta sauce, penne pasta and water
  • Cover, and cook on high until pasta is almost cooked, stirring frequently, and add more water if necessary
  • Add the zucchini and the cream, reduce heat to medium, and let simmer until zucchini is slightly soft
  • Stir in the Parmesan cheese, remove from heat, top with more Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs, if using
  • Serve immediately


Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 568mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1200IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 0.9mg