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Chicken Penne Alfredo Recipe

Chicken Penne Alfredo Recipe

Cream cheese just might steal the show here. Combined with chicken, penne pasta, veggies and savory seasoning, it makes for a silky feast. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli-cauliflower blend
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 envelope Lipton savory herb with garlic soup mix


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions in a Dutch oven, adding the vegetables during the last 6 minutes of cooking.
  • 2. Meanwhile, cook chicken in butter in a large skillet until no longer pink. Add the cheeses, broth and soup mix; cook and stir until cheeses are melted. Drain pasta and vegetables; add to chicken mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein

Reviews for Chicken Penne Alfredo

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"I don't know why I didn't find this recipe sooner! Absolutely delicious. As other reviewers have commented, I did not find the Lipton soup, but used the Good Seasons Garlic and Herb dressing mix instead. I also used and entire box (16 oz) of rotini. Just the right amount of sauce for the pasta, well seasoned, delish!"

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"Extremely tasty and filling as well as easy to make. I couldn't find the soup mix in the store so I used a garlic and herb salad dressing mix instead and it was good."

Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"My husband doesn't really care for pasta but he loves this dish. It is very rich with all the cream cheese but oh so delicious!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"Absolutely delicious and easy! I've made it twice already and received rave reviews both times. I used only broccoli florets instead of the broccoli/cauliflower combo & it was great."

Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"I was out of cheddar cheese so substituted mozzarella. This was surprisingly good !! I too had trouble finding the soup mix at my normal store, but found it at the Walmart. I will definitely be making this again."

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2013

"I had to make a few changes: used 2 cans of chicken and couldn't find the Lipton soup mix so just used about a tsp. of a dry garlic & herb marinade and it turned out excellent. My husband and 3 year old loved it too. I loved the flavor the marinade added but next time will probably do more veggies."

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"My husband loved this! Easy to make and great tasting."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

"Very easy and tasty. The garlic and herb mix gives it a good zingy flavor. It could use a little less cheese."

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012

"Very easy to come together. Great flavors. Nicely done."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"Very good. Kids ate it and husband had two helpings. Would definitely make this again, and next time maybe omit the chicken and just bump up the veggies."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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