Creamy Chicken Pasta Recipe

5 servings


5 minutes

active time

15 minutes

total time


8 ounces penne pasta, (or pasta of your choice)

Kosher salt

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast

1 teaspoon black pepper

2 teaspoons dried oregano

Extra virgin olive oil

3 large garlic cloves, (minced)

¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes

1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes

1 15- ounce can artichoke hearts, (drained)

1 cup whole milk, (or a creamy non-dairy alternative such as cashew cream, room temperature)

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 cups packed baby spinach

¼ cup fresh parsley, (chopped, for garnish)


Boil a large pot of water and salt it well. Add the pasta and cook according to package instructions or until al dente. Reserve about ½ cup of the cooking water before draining the pasta.

While the pasta is cooking, work on the chicken. Pat the chicken dry, then using a sharp knife, slice into small bite-size pieces or strips. Season with a good dash of kosher salt, black pepper, and dried oregano.

In a large pan, heat about 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil over medium-high until shimmering. Add the chicken and cook, tossing occasionally until the chicken pieces are cooked through (they should have a delicious golden-brown hue); about 7 to 8 minutes.

Add the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes to the pan with the chicken and stir it around for about 30 seconds or so, then add the grape tomatoes and artichoke hearts. Toss to combine and turn the heat to medium-low.

In a small bowl, whisk the milk, flour, and Parmesan cheese. Pour the mixture into the pan and add the baby spinach. Add a little bit of the pasta cooking water (just a couple tablespoons or so) and stir for a few seconds to help the sauce thicken a bit.

Add the pasta and mix to combine. Add the parsley and serve.


Serving Size



518.9 kcal

Total Fat

18.2 g

Saturated Fat

5.6 g

Unsaturated Fat

3.4 g

Trans Fat

0.01 g


81.3 mg


818.9 mg

Total Carbohydrate

51.4 g

Dietary Fiber

5.1 g

Total Sugars



35.6 g

5 servings


5 minutes

active time

15 minutes

total time
Start Cooking