Chicken pasta in a garlic tomato cream sauce is the ultimate comfort meal. Made with pasta, chicken, spinach, seasonings, lots of yummy garlic, and parmesan cheese, you can make this incredible dish in under 30 minutes!

If you have been in the mood for a chicken dinner that is creamy and delicious that your whole family will love, this is perfect for you. Everything from the juicy chicken breast all the way to the healthy spinach gives this dish so much flavor.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for something that’s easy for a busy weeknight or if you’re coming over for dinner. Everyone is going to rave about the amazing way this pasta tastes.let’s get started so you can head in the kitchen and whip up a batch.

What You Will Need To Make Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta

  • Pasta: What I love about this garlic chicken pasta recipe is you can literally use any kind of pasta that you like. I typically alter my recipe, depending on what kind of pasta I found on sale.
  • Chicken breast: I typically use boneless skinless chicken breast; you could also use boneless skinless chicken thighs. It’s entirely up to you, and whatever you prefer will be fine.
  • Seasonings: Normally, I use a combination of garlic powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt, and pepper to add more flavor to this dish.
  • Olive oil: You want a good quality olive oil to cook the chicken in.
  • Butter: The butter helps cook the garlic and adds to the flavor.
  • Garlic: For best results, use minced garlic. I stick around to four cloves for this recipe, but you could always add in more or less depending on what you like.
  • Tomatoes: The tomatoes enhance the way the chicken pasta looks, but it also makes it taste extra hearty and delicious.
  • Spinach: Spinach gives you a boost in vitamins and minerals. You can leave it out if you want to, but I love the flavor.
  • Heavy cream: The real star of the show is the heavy cream! It gives this chicken pasta a creamy texture that is crave-worthy.
  • Parmesan cheese: You can’t really have an Italian dish without some Parmesan cheese, right?

How To Make Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta

I don’t know if you can make an easier pasta dish with as much flavor as this one. You’ll need to start off by preparing the pasta according to the package directions. You want to cook it till it’s al dente and not overly cooked.

Then you’ll take the seasonings and add it to both sides of the chicken breast.

Warm up the olive oil in a heavy-duty pan using medium-high heat. Once it’s hot, add the chicken breast and cook them for 5 minutes on each side or until it’s cooked all the way through. After the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pan and set it aside.

Using the same pan, add in the garlic and butter. Sautee for 1 minute or until the garlic is fragrant. Then add in the diced tomato and fresh spinach. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the spinach has wilted and the tomatoes have softened.

Turn down the heat and add in the heavy cream along with the parmesan cheese. Use a whisk and stir until it is fully incorporated in creamy. Add in a little bit of salt and pepper to taste.

Drain the pasta and slice up the chicken into thin slices. Place them in both in the pan and stir well. Serve, and enjoy!

How Do You Store Leftover Chicken Pasta?

Let the chicken cool all the way down. After the dishes cooled you can place it in an airtight container. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to four days.

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Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta {with Tomato & Spinach}

Chicken pasta in a garlic tomato cream sauce is the ultimate comfort meal. Made with pasta, chicken, spinach, seasonings, lots of yummy garlic, and parmesan cheese, you can make this incredible dish in under 30 minutes!
Prep5 minutes
Cook20 minutes
Servings 6 servings



  • Prep Pasta: Boil water in a large pot and cook pasta al dente according to package instructions.
  • Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt garlic powder, Italian seasoning, paprika, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Heat olive oil in a large heavy duty pan over medium-high heat and cook chicken breasts 5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • To the same pan, add the butter and garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the tomato and spinach and cook 2-3 minutes or until the tomato and spinach are soft and wilted.
  • Reduce the heat and add the heavy cream and parmesan cheese. Whisk until fully incorporated and creamy. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drain pasta and slice chicken into thin slices or cubes and return to the same pan. Stir to combine and serve!



Serving: 1serving, Calories: 639kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 41g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Cholesterol: 168mg, Sodium: 281mg, Potassium: 588mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 2621IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 185mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken, dinner, easy, pasta
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  1. What paprika to use. Hungarian, sweet or smoked? I never know what to use when it just says paprika.

    1. If you’d like spice go ahead and use smoked paprika. If not, sweet paprika works too!

  2. thank you
    your steps was easy to follow and the pictures was every help
    My picky eater loved it

  3. Wow this was sooooo good! I only had 1.5 cups of cream and added chopped onions and this was bomb! better than Olive Garden and I love their Alfredo!

  4. It was quick and easy! I think the sauce was a little thin at first, but after letting the pasta absorb some of the liquid it turned out great. I added Tony’s seasoning and it really made this dish pop! The only thing is, I cannot figure out what the actual serving size is (ounces, grams, etc.) Which makes this difficult to portion. Does anyone know?

    1. Yes, onions are a delicious addition! To add onion, cook the onion down before adding the garlic.