Chicken Pasta Primavera Recipe
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Chicken Pasta Primavera Recipe

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"This colorful combination of chicken, pasta and vegetables is very popular at my house," notes Raelynn Bulkley from Pleasant Grove, Utah. Coated in a creamy sauce, the made-in-minutes meal is sure to be well-received at your house, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli-cauliflower blend, thawed
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 580 calories, 30g fat (18g saturated fat), 151mg cholesterol, 1027mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 38g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute chicken in butter until chicken is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the vegetables and cream; cook until vegetables are tender.
  2. Drain pasta. Add the pasta, cheese, salt and pepper to skillet; cook and stir until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Pasta Primavera in Quick Cooking March/April 2002 , p61

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Nati82 User ID: 8252250 220227
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"My family and I enjoyed this very much.... I doubled the portions and did as others suggested and used evaporated milk with 2 tsp of flour to thicken it. I added a chicken bouillon, onion powder and Italian seasoning to the chicken while it was cooking as well.....Delicious!"

debbie0310 User ID: 3837694 216913
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"I made this tonight and it was very good. I will make it again. Next time I may substitute a California blend bag of vegetables that has broccoli, carrots, snap peas and califlower."

Incrediblehutch User ID: 4114346 131810
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"Made this tonight and was pleasantly surprised. Very tasty and simple to prepare. I didn't have heavy cream so took the suggestion of others and used evaporated milk and it still tasted yummy. Glad it helped to lessen the calorie count a little too. I might try adding a little extra sauce next time so it's a bit creamier. I wIll definitely be adding this to the rotation."

eulaboots User ID: 1558207 83486
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"One of my favorite go-to meals. It is so easy to keep most of the ingredients on hand."

Vivm User ID: 6173051 40980
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

"My family and I love this recipe. I have made it often."

4angels9798 User ID: 6476419 34408
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2012

"This was so fast and delicious. I used evaporated milk instead of the cream. Next time I make this, I will use more vegetables, adding more sauce as needed. YUM"

AKB62 User ID: 5577602 40974
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

"I used fresh cauliflower, evaporated milk instead of whipping cream (as suggested by another reviewer), and shredded Parmesan cheese. It was delicious!"

lindamosakowski User ID: 2953932 40969
Reviewed May. 23, 2008

"A great wqy to get the taste, but not all the fat is to substitute Evaporated Milk for the Whipping Cream. You will retain the rich taste of the cream, without all the fat."

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