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Chicken and Pasta with Garlic Sauce Recipe

Chicken and Pasta with Garlic Sauce Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Reviews for Chicken and Pasta with Garlic Sauce

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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!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2009

"Made with Oddles of Noodles recipe TOH Apr/May 2009. My family loves this recipe!"

Reviewed Dec. 12, 2008

"Made with penne pasta, cut chicken up, and used carrot/pea mixture instead of veggies, and this was a huge hit!! My hubby's favorite meal, and I also made for a large group of people and many asked for the recipe."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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