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Creamy Chicken and Pasta Recipe

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creamy chicken and pasta


Oh family dinner!

I always have visions of it being such a big success- we all sit around the table, enjoying each others company, talking about our day . . . but with a 6 year old, a 4 year old, and a 1 year old, it usually ends up being quite the opposite.

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Anyone else feel this way? Ha ha!

Creamy Chicken and Pasta Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 10
 
A couple of Saturdays ago, we had had a busy day doing work around the house and running errands. I was tired and the kids were ornery . . . and I wasn't looking forward to a crazy dinner. I threw this recipe together using leftover chicken and BAM! It was like magic! All three kids loved it and there was no complaining from any of them (which is a very rare thing from our house!). Dinner was actually peaceful and enjoyable . . . I am going to chalk it up to this easy and delicious recipe.
Ingredients
  • 1 package (16 oz) bow tie pasta
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded or cut into bite-sized pieces( I used a rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (10.75 each) cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (10 oz) bag frozen peas
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ⅔ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to directions on package.
  2. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Add red peppers and saute for a couple of minutes (until tender).
  4. Add in the soup, peas, milk, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the pot and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.
  6. Stir in cheese.
  7. Drain pasta; add to chicken mixture and toss to coat.

Recipe slightly adapted from Taste of Home

Looking for more family-friendly dinners?
Chicken Enchilada Pasta
Easy Chicken Spaghetti
Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu
Stuffed Pizza Rolls
BBQ Chicken Pizza

Camille Sig

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  1. Rachel says

    I have actually made this recipe several times from Taste of Home. It is fairly quick and it tastes great too! I love recipes that have ingredients that I usually have on hand. Thanks for sharing and I love your site!

  2. Happy Valley Chow says

    Great job, that recipe looks and sounds delicious :) Be sure to stop by my link party, Om Nom Nom Friday (even though it’s Sunday) and share you delicious creations!

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  3. Tina says

    That looks really good, I will have to try it. I completely understand what you mean about family dinners, we sit down and right away someone wants something. I try to make sure we have everything, but there seems to always be something we forget.

  4. Roxanne says

    Is this freezable? I like making several meals during the weekend so we have something ready when we get home from work/games.

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