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.

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken, dinner, easy, pasta
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  1. Quick and simple to prepare and tasty too. Everyone enjoyed it, even the fussy eaters.
    Think this has just become one of the family favourites.

  2. Just made this, loved it and definitely saved the recipe. I used some homemade sauce instead of tomatoes for the tomato cream sauce. Seriously, so good

  3. This was surprisingly delicious! I only say surprising bc it seemed so much simpler than other cream sauces pastas I’ve made. The seasoning for chicken was on point and it was so simple I was able to let the hubs take over midway so I could run to an appt – and then devour the spoils later! This will definitely be on rotation it was a huge hit!

  4. My family is quite picky about meals. I try new recipes often. This one they loved. We thought it tasted like something served at a nice restaurant, so we call it the restaurant meal. It’s not difficult to make, and it tasted so good!

  5. Oh my gosh!! This was a huge hit in my family! Loved it so much thank you for sharing this amazing recipe!

  6. I knew from the ingredients that I’d enjoy this recipe. To my surprise my wife and picky kids also greatly approved. Added a bit of cumin for flavor and corn starch to thicken the sauce. My saucepan wasn’t big enough to hold all of the ingredients, so I needed the sauce thick enough to stick to the pasta.

  7. This was so, so delicious- it’s a keeper. Thank you!

  8. This was the best version of this recipe that I have made. It’s perfect the way it is with no changes.

  9. Loved it! Added mush of course, and deglazed with white wine. 1 c. Heavy cream and splash of half & half. Loved it and will make again and again. Luckily had fresh Toms but canned will work great. Also used fresh fettuccini pasta and my hubby and I were in heaven!! Just missed some crusty bread to go with. Thanks for a super balanced flavor meal. Ps. Added crushed peppers on top but we love it warm

  10. This recipe is absolutely delicious! My picky eaters really enjoyed it as well. I used broccoli instead of spinach since that’s what I had on hand, and a lb of pasta. Well definitely keep this recipe on rotation for pasta nights!

  11. Delicious! And easy to make.

    Next time, I would use a full pound of dry pasta and maybe 8-9 oz. of spinach, as there was quite a bit of sauce.

    Also, since tomatoes are usually only good when in season & fresh from the farmer’s market (and to conveniently skip chopping), I used a can of diced tomatoes, drained of juice. The combination of the diced, drained, canned tomatoes and cream made for a lovely pink sauce!

  12. This was easy and yummy, I will make it again! Like a couple of other reviewers I would use less cream (maybe 1 cup) next time, so that it was a thicker sauce and all the other delicious ingredients could play a more prominent role.

  13. This was awesome so flavorful! I used the tri-colored pasta instead but all the flavors just go together perfectly….

  14. Excellent, I substituted half and half for heavy cream, therefore a bit runny, it did thicken thou as it sat. Otherwise delicious!

  15. This recipe is superbly delicious! We loved it. Unfortunately, I didn’t have cream on hand so I improvised. I used lactose free cream cheese and mixed it with 14% sour cream with a dash of milk, which I whisked til smooth. M-m-m-m-m!

  16. Your rating is affecting the over all rating of this recipe. Just sayin…

  17. Definately would make again. My son found this recipie and asked me to make it. He had 3 bowls. May poind the chicken breast a bit thinner next time as it did take much longer to cook than 5 per side, and the yummy spice mix sticking to the pan (essential for the sauce) was getting a bit dark. Skipped the spinach and used broccoli instead. Make sure you use REAL parm cheese, not the powdered Kraft stuff. This was very tasty.

  18. Awesome recipe! Followed the recipe exactly, but also added frozen corn and peas to give it even more color. Delicious!!!

  19. I made as directed except I only had half and half instead of heavy cream and I didn’t add spinach because my kids don’t like it. Like most sauces they look thin but once they sit a bit they thicken up. I used a lil Tony’s creole seasoning instead of all salt and this was so so good. Kids loved it as well.

  20. Made this tonight for my family of 5. Everyone loved it!

  21. Second time cooking this meal and it’s delicious.
    Although, my seasoning differs, and I use one cup of heavy cream and one cup of light cream, it’s still super tasty. This recipe is a keeper!

  22. I stumbled across this recipe wondering what to make for dinner one night for friends. It was an absolute hit and easily declared the favourite of the meals we often have together.
    I do use semi-dried tomatoes and also sometimes switch the pasta for cauliflower rice to lessen the calories a bit, and it is still amazing and delicous!

  23. I did read the comments before I made this which really helped me. I’m not a huge tomato lover so I put just a little and I put 1/2 cup of the heavy cream. I didn’t have Italian Seasoning so I used Season All. I love this dish!!!! It was super super delicious!!!!