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Pasta with Chicken and Garlic Cream Sauce

This was another one of those meals that you just come up with on the fly.

I kept trying to think of something for dinner and nothing was jumping out at me.

Do I want fish, chicken, steak, pasta?

So I decided to throw a few things in a hat and just draw the winner that way.

I picked chicken and pasta so that was my jumping off point. I knew I had shredded chicken in the fridge because they had rotisserie chicken on sale at the store so when they do that I will buy a few, shred them, and freeze them to have as a quick chicken addition to a meal.

Then I hit the pantry and found a box of farfalle, yay the main ingredients were found!

So back into the fridge I went to see what goodies I had to throw into the party.

Fresh basil…check

fresh oregano….check

heavy cream….check

Hhmmm this is going to be good!

I always have onions and garlic (Duh you’re a food blogger Bobbi) so of course, they had to come to the party too.

This ended up being such a simple, easy meal, but had so much flavor and made my tummy happy.

I do have to confess I am a pasta girl so you know if there is a noodle in it somewhere I am smiling!

In the end, this is a quick and easy meal for a night when you are on the go and need something fast but flavorful

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Pasta with Chicken and Garlic Cream Sauce

This pasta dish is so easy to make, doesn’t use a ton of ingredients, and is guaranteed to become a family favorite!
prep time: 10 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 35 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound short cut pasta (I used farfalle)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of fresh basil, chopped plus a few leaves cut in a chiffonade for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • Kosher salt 
  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, add pasta and cook to package directions. Drain pasta and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Then add the onion, stirring occasionally until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook one more minute. 
  3. Add the chicken stock, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it is reduced by about half
  4. Add the cream and cook for an additional 8 to 10 minutes, until the sauce is reduced and thick. Add the chicken and stir to coat. Cook for an additional minute or until the chicken is heated through.
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  1. Breathtaking….that looks amazing!

  2. Dawn here from Spatulas On Parade, thanks for linking up with our Foodie Friends Friday link party. Be sure to come by sunday and vote!

  3. Hi Dawn 🙂 thanks for hosting!!

  4. Looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  5. yumm- found you via foodie friday and i'm excited to follow along here and try all these goodies!

  6. This recipe looks fantastic and easy to make! I bet it would make a great weeknight meal. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  7. Thanks Lois, I love comfort food and this just hits the spot. I am so glad you like it!

  8. Great to meet you Phoebe! Love to make new foodie friends. Going to check out your blog right now 🙂 thanks for the link.

  9. Erika it is super easy and I love making meals like that. Sometimes it is nice to be able to get in the kitchen and get out right?

  10. Hi Bobbi,
    I just love a "go-to" recipe like this. I can't wait to try your Pasta with Chicken and Garlic Cream, it looks delicious. Hope you are having a fabulous holiday week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
    A New Follower

  11. Thanks so much Helen! I love when I can come up with recipes like this. Sometimes you just want to get in and out of the kitchen right? Thanks so much for hosting a great party!

  12. thanks for sharing.

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