Light Chicken and Pasta Dinner (Super Easy)

Need a fast stove-top dinner for a busy school or work night? This is perfect! (I was inspired by this basic pasta recipe.)

The longest part is waiting for the pasta water to boil.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded or diced cooked chicken
  • 1 lb pasta
  • 1 cup Italian cheese blend- we did a Romano, Parmesan and Asiago blend
  • black pepper
  • 1 cup pasta water reserved
  • parsley for garnish (optional)

Bring water to a boil for your pasta and cook according to package.

The last two minutes or so of cooking, toss in your shredded or diced chicken to heat it up.

(If you have no leftover chicken in the fridge, grab a rotisserie chicken from the deli.)

When you drain the pasta and chicken hang on to one cup of pasta water.

Return pasta, chicken and reserved water to the cooking pot.

Toss in the cheese.

Toss with two forks or a set of tongs to mix everything together.

Crack some pepper over top.

Toss again.

Toss everything until well blended.

Plate the pasta up and sprinkle with parsley.

Easiest dinner ever!

Perfect with a dinner salad and french bread, or all by itself!

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Light Chicken and Pasta (Super Easy)
Dinner
4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups shredded or diced cooked chicken
  • 1 lb pasta
  • 1 cup Italian cheese blend- we did a Romano, Parmesan and Asiago blend
  • black pepper
  • 1 cup pasta water reserved
  • parsley for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Bring water to a boil for your pasta and cook according to package.
  2. The last two minutes or so of cooking, toss in your shredded or diced chicken to heat it up.
  3. When you drain the pasta and chicken hang on to one cup of pasta water.
  4. Return pasta, chicken and reserved water to the cooking pot.
  5. Toss in the cheese.
  6. Toss with two forks or a set of tongs to mix everything together.
  7. Crack some pepper over top. Toss again.
  8. Toss everything until well blended.
  9. Plate the pasta up and sprinkle with parsley.
Notes
If you have no leftover chicken in the fridge, grab a rotisserie chicken from the deli.

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Comments

    • says

      My site was down all afternoon yesterday. There were server update issues. :( Everything is fixed now. I am so glad you came back.

      And this is a tasty recipe.

  1. says

    Good Morning Crystal,
    I stopped by this week end to leave you a comment and never could get your site to come up, but I see it is working fine today. Your recipe for the light Chicken and Pasta is wonderful, I just love a dish like this. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen
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