This white sauce chicken pasta recipe is a delicious bowl of creamy chicken and broccoli pasta that will have everyone at your home or dinner party jumping for joy! This creamy chicken and broccoli pasta smothered in a bed of delicious creamy white sauce goodness! Not, too mention all the protein that this recipe has to offer. Chicken, bacon and some yummy broccoli. Let’s get to making this meal so that the entire family can enjoy! 

White Sauce Chicken Pasta Recipe 

Grocery store list for White Sauce Chicken Pasta

I will start off by saying the great thing about this meal is the simplicity in the ingredients to this creamy chicken and broccoli pasta. You may even have some of the items in your refrigerator already! In addition, this meal only takes about 30 minutes to create.

  • Penne Pasta- you don’t necessarily have to use penne for this creamy white sauce pasta. You can use any pasta that you have. Leftover pasta works as well.
  • Skinless Chicken Breast or boneless chicken thighs. These are all a good option for pairing with this cheesy white sauce. 
  • Bacon(optional)- adding bacon to your pasta dishes is a great way to spice up your easy weeknight meal. Use as little or as much as you like for this delicious pasta dish.
  • Broccoli(Fresh or Frozen) I used a fresh but frozen broccoli gets the job done just as good. It’s completely your preference.
  • Minced Garlic- adding garlic will give your creamy pasta sauce a robust flavor that you won’t be able to resist. 
  • Cream Cheese-the cream cheese should be softened. This will ensure that it dissolves perfectly!
  • Mozzarella Cheese- the star of the show. The main attraction. This will give you the cheesiest creamy chicken garlic pasta ever!
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese- top off your tender chicken and creamy garlic sauce with Parmesan.
  • Seasonings-salt, black pepper, creole, and garlic powder.
  • Olive Oil- this is used to sear the chicken and to bring all of the ingredients together in a natural way. 
  • Heavy Cream- the cream helps in thickening the white sauce chicken pasta recipe and bringing in that extra flavor. You can also use 1 Teaspoon of purpose flour to thicken things up.

The full list of ingredients can be found in the recipe card below. 

How To Make White Sauce Chicken Pasta Recipe?

Drain Pasta – In addition, you want to go ahead and begin boiling your pasta in a large pot of water until al dente. Drain cook pasta and sit to the side.

 Cooking Chicken- Next, began cutting my chicken breast into bite-sized pieces. The next step would be to season your meat thoroughly. Add your chicken to the medium heat pot with about a tablespoon of olive oil. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the frying pan and set it to the side. 

White Pasta Sauce- add butter to a medium-high skillet. Once slightly melted add in your heavy whipping cream, mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese. Begin to wisp the ingredients. Now, add in your cheese(wisp until it begins to dissolve).

Add in-Lastly, add your chicken and broccoli back into the pan then season to taste and stir well. Turn the stove to low and allow to simmer for 5 to 8 minutes. That’s it enjoy!! 

Variations/Substitutions

The main thing I love about this simple recipe is that it can be done so many different ways.

Meatless- if you are a fan of the meat in this recipe. Make it vegan with no meat! Remove the chicken pieces and enjoy the creamy white sauce and cooked pasta! 

Chicken breast – You can substitute chicken tenders, rotisserie chicken, chicken strips, shrimp or any other type of meat such as salmon or pork.

Dry white wine- adding in wine will bring pasta can enhance the flavor profile and add a subtle depth to your comfort food dish.

Pasta- you can use whole wheat pasta in the place of regular pasta if the whole family doesn’t love the other pasta.

Cheese Toppings- instead of adding Parmesan cheese you can add cheddar cheese for no extra cost if that’s what you have on your pantry staples. 

Mushrooms-make this white sauce chicken pasta recipe even more exciting by throwing in a few chopped mushrooms. You can chop them up into tiny pieces are enjoy them bite sized.

Casserole- turn this dish into a casserole by placing all of the ingredients into a baking dis. Make sure that you are adding in a ton of mozzarella cheese and baked for 15 to 20 minutes at 375 degrees.

You see the possibilities are endless in this pasta with chicken and broccoli! One thing I will say to add a bit more of excitement to this one pot meal. This meal taste quite similar to the chicken and broccoli pasta Cheesecake Factory creates.

Note: I will like to add that the bacon step is completely optional but it really adds a ton of flavor to this chicken and broccoli pasta.

Sides That Work Well

Storage For White Sauce Chicken Pasta Recipe

You can use food storage containers to store. Once you are ready to enjoy this dish again you will only need to pop an oven-safe dish in the microwave for 1 minute and enjoy. I will say that the sauce does absorb in the food pretty well after it’s been refrigerated but it will still taste great! 

In Conclusion 

This chicken penne pasta or creamy texture pasta will be the best thing that have crossed your taste pallets. Don’t believe me. Whip this white sauce chicken pasta recipe up for yourselves but don’t forget to let me know below in the comments. 

If you enjoyed this creamy chicken and broccoli pasta recipe then you should definitely check out my shrimp and lobster Alfredo.

Well, until next time folks!

How To Make Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

A delicious bowl of creamy chicken and broccoli pasta is coming right up! This creamy chicken pasta with broccoli is smothered in a bed of delicious creamy goodness!
White Sauce Chicken Pasta Recipe 
Servings: 6 People
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 LB Chicken Breast or Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • 1 LB Penne Pasta
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 4 Slices Bacon Optional(Cooked)
  • 1 Head of Broccoli Fresh or Frozen I used fresh.
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Creole Seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon Grated Parmesan Cheese

Creamy Sauce

  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 4 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • Salt and pepper To Taste

Instructions

  • Boil your noodles and sit to the side
    1 LB Penne Pasta
  • Cut your broccoli into pieces and sit them on the side
    1 Head of Broccoli
  • Clean and cut your chicken into bite-sized pieces
    2 LB Chicken Breast or Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • Add chicken to a bowl(season and mix well)
    1 Teaspoon Pepper, 1 Teaspoon Salt, 1 Tablespoon Creole Seasoning, 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • Preheat your saucepan to medium-high
  • Add in oil
    1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Once hot, add in your chicken and allow to cook for 10 minutes or until done (occasionally stirring)
  • Take your chicken out and sit to the side
  • To the same pot add in butter, once melted, add in your garlic , and cream cheese
    1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream, 4 Tablespoon Butter, 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • Wisp the ingredients well
  • Add in your cheese(wisp until it begins to dissolve)
    8 oz Cream Cheese, 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • Add your chicken, cooked bacon, and broccoli back into the pan. Place a lid on the pot, and turn to Allow to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
    4 Slices Bacon
  • Season to taste then stir well
    Salt and pepper
  • Top with bacon and Parmesan cheese
    1 Tablespoon Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Enjoy

Nutrition

Calories: 514kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 13gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 593mgPotassium: 175mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1516IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 140mgIron: 2mg

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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken and broccoli pasta, chicken and broccoli pasta cheesecake factory, creamy chicken and Broccoli pasta, pasta with chicken and broccoli, White Sauce Chicken Pasta Recipe 

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