Chicken Pasta Toss Recipe
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Chicken Pasta Toss Recipe

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Flavored with herbs and seasoning, Chicken Pasta Toss will satisfy any family member’s appetite. And the rich and creamy sauce takes minimal effort. Margaret Penaflor of Thornton, Colorado shares the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 10 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon each onion powder, rubbed sage, white pepper and black pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 658 calories, 34g fat (20g saturated fat), 151mg cholesterol, 889mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the chicken, onions and seasonings, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in cream. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Drain spaghetti; add to chicken mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Pasta Toss in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p25

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2015

"i have made this recipie many times and we love it. however i double up on the sauce indredients to make it creamier, ABSOLUTLY AWESOME"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2014

"I loved the little kick with the cayenne pepper."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"Really Really DELICIOUS! I doubled the recipe and it all went! This was the first time I made it and my family really enjoyed it, telling me to keep it on the menu. Very easy. Very quick. I made it just as the recipe was written. Once you put in the cream, the herbs aren't so pronounced. Subtle. Not overpowering. I impressed myself. I agree it is restaurant quality."

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"This was delicious! I omitted the rubbed sage as I do not like the taste of it, but everything else blended together so well! Such a huge hit at my house, and next time I will probably add a touch of cajun seasoning to kick it up a bit. Great, quick recipe for dinner."

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

"As delicious an Alfredo sauce as I've ever had. Definitely restaurant class. I made a few adjustments to suit my family's tastes - used linguini pasta, deleted thyme, onion powder and rubbed sage. I also used up my left over chicken breasts instead of using fresh chicken. Took less than 1/2 hour from start to finish! Delicious and oh so creamy!"

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