Healthy Creamy Chicken and Pasta Recipe -
Healthy Creamy Chicken and Pasta Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Healthy Creamy Chicken and Pasta

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"Being on a diet, the words creamy and pasta usually are reserved for only my cheat days. I wanted to make something and not feel guilty about eating it, so I whipped this up in the kitchen. It's delicious and very adaptable; change it up however you like! Has a nice little bite with the red pepper flakes added. This would also be fantastic with onion added."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil. Stir in penne and return to a boil. Cook pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.
  2. Cook and stir olive oil and garlic in a large skillet over high heat just until brown and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add chicken and mushrooms; stir to coat with garlic and olive oil. Cook chicken until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in cream of mushroom soup; gradually add 1/2 cup of water about 1 tablespoon at a time, adding enough to make sauce light and creamy.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low heat and gently fold pasta into the chicken and sauce until coated. Add garlic salt and red pepper to taste; remove from heat and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 13, 2013

Very Good! I didn't have the garlic, or onion on hand but used garlic salt and onion powder along with Italian seasoning to season the chicken. Will try next time with the "real" garlic and add some onion. Turned out great.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 05, 2014

Pretty good basis for the meal. Agree with the others, it was a little bland. If you like spicy, as I do, I added Cajun seasoning and a sprinkle of an Italian blend cheese! Yum!

Feb 12, 2013

This is a very easy and quick recipe and my family loved it. However, I didn't have cream of mushroom soup, so I used cream of chicken and it turned out great. Also, I suggest that you add a little bit of cayenne pepper and seasoning salt because it is pretty bland without it. Served over rice and steamed broccoli. Delicious! Will definitely make this again.

Feb 05, 2013

It was a bit bland like the other reviews said. I tried to add a bit of white wine to the chicken while it was cooking. I then added curry and mixed frozen veggies, and it turned out pretty tasty! All in all, after a bit of tweaking it was pretty good for how simple and easy it was.

Dec 03, 2013

5 stars on the dish i made which a variation of this one. I cooked brown rice in my rice cooker as i cooked the rest of this. sauteed garlic, onions and mushrooms in olive oil, then added chicken. After chicken cooked I added the cream of mush soup, water, salt, pepper and curry powder. served it over brown rice and baked brussel sprouts on the side. So yummy!!!

May 31, 2015

Okay, so I changed a lot about this recipe. I used one large can of Campbell's cream of mushroom, I used 2/3 the amount of garlic, I used about twice as much chicken, I used brown mushrooms instead of white, and I also didn't add any water. I wanted it really creamy. In fact I drained the chicken and mushrooms before adding the soup and pasta. I also double the recipe as a whole.

Oct 01, 2014

I made this last night for dinner. I added chicken stock instead of water and added broccoli. I also added cayenne pepper for some kick. It was pretty tasty. I would recommend this and have fun by making it your own.

Jan 20, 2013

It's very good, just a tip: DO NOT ADD THE PEPPER. It's a lot more than you think and my whole dish was flecked with pepper and it's taste. Too much! Should of thought twice. Otherwise the rest of the meal is superb! Would definately make it again, just no pepper!


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  • Calories
  • 472 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 15.4 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 34.4 g
  • 69%
  • Sodium
  • 627 mg
  • 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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