Creamy Chicken & Potato Pasta

Chicken and Potato Pasta
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This Creamy Chicken & Potato Pasta combines chicken thigh meat, crispy potatoes and sliced mushrooms in a cream sauce with bowtie pasta.

I have a thing for adding potatoes to pasta. If you’ve never tried it, you’re in for a treat. I’ll admit that it sounds a bit strange, and I’ve had people question me, completely unconvinced, but everyone I’ve ever served this pasta to has loved it.

Chicken and Potato Pasta

I use skinless, boneless chicken thighs in this recipe because it has more flavor and a better texture, but you can use chicken breast if that’s all you have.

Russet potatoes are perfect for this dish. You’ll want to use two medium sized potatoes. Cube them up into a size that you would want to eat in a bite with other ingredients – fairly small.

Chicken and Potato Pasta

For the pasta, I prefer bowtie pasta in this recipe. It gets fully coated in the sauce, which makes every bite especially delicious. If you only have fusilli or another pasta on hand, it’s fine to substitute.

How to Make Chicken Potato Pasta

Begin this dish by chopping up the chicken and potatoes into bite-sized cubes. Slice the mushrooms. 

Cook the pasta according to package instructions.

As the pasta is cooking, add the potatoes to a large skillet with half the butter. Cook over medium heat, tossing to crisp all sides of the potatoes, for about 15 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the skillet. 

Chicken and Potato Pasta

Add the chicken to a large skillet with the remaining butter. Saute the chicken until mostly cooked. Add back the potatoes and the mushrooms. Continue cooking, about 5 minutes, until the mushrooms have cooked down. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

Add the garlic. After 30 seconds, add the cream. Mix everything together and let it bubble for a few minutes, until the cream begins to thicken. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add the drained pasta into the skillet and toss to coat. Allow everything to heat up together for a few minutes. Serve.

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Chicken and Potato Pasta

Creamy Chicken & Potato Pasta

This Creamy Chicken & Potato Pasta combines chicken thigh meat, crispy potatoes and sliced mushrooms in a cream sauce with bowtie pasta.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 443kcal
Author: Laura

Ingredients

  • 6 oz bowtie pasta
  • 2 medium potatoes cubed
  • 6 oz chicken thigh chopped in small pieces
  • 6 mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter divided
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
  • As the pasta is cooking, add potatoes to a large skillet with half the butter. Cook over medium heat, tossing to crisp all sides of the potatoes, about 15 minutes. Remove potatoes from skillet.
  • Add the chicken to the skillet with remaining butter. Saute chicken until mostly cooked. Add potatoes and mushrooms. Continue cooking, about 5 minutes, until mushrooms cook down. Add salt and pepper.
  • Add the garlic. After 30 seconds, add the cream. Mix everything together and let bubble for a few minutes, until the cream begins to thicken. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the drained pasta into the skillet and toss to coat. Allow everything to heat up together for a few minutes. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 737mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 429IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg

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5 thoughts on “Creamy Chicken & Potato Pasta

  1. Nicole Triebe says:

    5 stars
    You’re right, I’ve never added potatoes to pasta before, but you’ve convinced me to try it! This looks like a perfect pasta dish!

  2. Lisa says:

    5 stars
    This looks like such a warm, homey dish and the kind of food we’ve been craving during these quarantine times. We’re a household of 2, so I appreciate the scaled down recipes!

  3. Noelle says:

    5 stars
    Oh wow, this is a great recipe, love all the ingredients and was perfect because I had chicken I needed to use up!

  4. Courtney | Love & Good Stuff says:

    5 stars
    I have never had pasta with potatoes, but I have to say I really love the idea! This looks amazing.

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