Chicken and Pasta with Garlic Sauce Recipe
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Chicken and Pasta with Garlic Sauce Recipe

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This creamy chicken and pasta medley is ready in minutes. “The recipe was given to me by a friend and my kids consider it a treat,“ relates Sharon Hamlin of Kirkville, New York.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • Hot cooked pasta

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil and butter over medium heat for 8-9 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Remove chicken and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute zucchini and onion for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and garlic until blended. Gradually add water and bouillon. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add cream cheese. Stir until blended and heated through. Serve with chicken, vegetables and pasta. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken with Garlic Sauce in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p23

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014

"This dish is amazing! Though I would double the sauce."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"Good, but not a "wow" dish."

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

"I thought this was okay, but not great, a little too rich for my taste."

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"This was the best recipe ever!! Love the garlic cream sauce!!!! Would make this dish again and again."

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2009

"This dish is PHENOMONAL!!!!!!! I used rotini pasta this time, but might use shrimp in place of the chicken and angel hair pasta w/ some mushrooms thrown in w/ the zucchini next time I make this. And believe me, there will be a next (. . . and a next, and a next, and a next. . . .) time!!!"

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