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Chicken Penne Alfredo

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.
  • Makes
    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 shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 envelope Lipton savory herb with garlic soup mix


  • Cook pasta according to package directions in a Dutch oven, adding the vegetables during the last 6 minutes of cooking.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 524 calories, 28g fat (16g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 999mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.

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  • laurijane
    Apr 18, 2020

    I gave this recipe to our sent when he went off to college years ago, and now he makes it more often that I do. It's easy, makes enough for left-overs, and flavorful.

  • astarzynski
    Mar 12, 2019

    Absolutely delicious!! The whole family loved it! Will definitely make this again!

  • pajamaangel
    Jul 25, 2018

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  • Amy
    Apr 26, 2018

    This was yummy! I could not find the soup mix in our grocery store so I used about 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning. I also used a whole box of penne. Will make this again

  • Ashley
    Dec 2, 2017

    This recipe was delicious! I always looked for more of a homemade version without using jarred Alfredo and this was perfect. The Lipton soup was in my salad dressing aisle at my supermarket. This dish is very flavorful.

  • dschultz01
    Mar 18, 2017

    This wasn't too bad. I liked how quick it was to make. The only change I made was using all broccoli since I don't care for cauliflower. I like the recipe for "Quick Chicken Fettuccine" much better, which is very similar to this recipe.

  • janice79
    Oct 11, 2016

    This recipe was delicious! Like someone else mentioned, my husband is not that crazy about pasta either. So I substituted tiny red and yellow potatoes and left everything else the same. Cook the potatoes about 15 minutes before adding the veggies. It was fabulous.

  • Chrissipoohster
    Sep 25, 2016


  • weinda
    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!

  • KatyH3
    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.