Chicken With Bowtie Pasta


Chicken with Bowtie Pasta, is a delicious and easy recipe. With only 20 minutes of preparation, you will have a tasty meal ready for all your family members. You can serve with French bread as a side dish and finish the meal with a nice fruit cup or any other dish you prefer.

Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta

This creamy bow tie pasta recipe combines chicken, cream of mushroom soup, and cheese for a satisfying main dish. Cooking the pasta in the same water that the chicken was cooked in gives the noodles extra flavor —and using just one pot makes for easy cleanup.

Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta

Recipe Summary

Cook: 30 mins

Total: 40 mins

Prep: 10 mins

Yield: Makes 4 servings


Ingredient Checklist

  • 1 quart water
  • 4 skinned and boned chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 8 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 celery rib, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 small onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (8-ounce) package pasteurized prepared cheese product, cubed
  • Garnish: chopped fresh parsley


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Bring 1 quart salted water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add chicken, and cook 12 minutes or until done. Remove chicken from water with a slotted spoon. Add pasta to water in Dutch oven, and cook 10 minutes or until tender; drain. Keep warm.
  • Step 2Heat 1/4 cup broth over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven; add celery and onion, and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken, soup, cheese, and remaining 3/4 cup chicken broth, stirring until cheese is melted. Toss with pasta; garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta

Easy and delicious chicken and bow-tie pasta with a white cream sauce.

Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta


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Recipe Summary


10 mins


30 mins


40 mins




4 servings


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Original recipe yields 4 servingsIngredient Checklist

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (12 ounce) package farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 (8 ounce) containers chive and onion cream cheese
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1Place chicken in a saucepan, and add water to cover. Boil 20 minutes. Allow to cool, then pull meat into shreds.
  • Step 2Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  • Step 3In a large skillet over medium-high heat, combine chicken broth, red pepper, garlic, broccoli, salt and pepper. Cover, and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, until broccoli is crisp-tender. Stir in cream cheese until smooth. Mix in chicken and pasta until evenly coated. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.

One Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Bow Tie Pasta

One-pot meals are a must in a busy household! This one-pot garlic parmesan chicken with pasta is a perfect dish that everyone will enjoy. Simple to prepare, delicious, and kid-friendly, it’s a hit every time at our house. Best part? It’s ready in just half an hour! From stove to table in 30-minutes? Yes, please!

Cast iron skillet of pasta on gray napkin

Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Bow Tie Pasta

Chicken and pasta seem to go perfectly together on my meal plan, and this recipe is a great way to turn those into a delicious meal that is easy and satisfying. Sometimes, you just need a comforting rich meal, and this one definitely fits the bill.

If you want something a bit lighter, you might like this garlic butter chicken with asparagus or even this homestyle baked chicken paprikash recipe. It’s delicious and super easy to make to create a new addition to your meal plan everyone loves.

Can I Use Chicken Thighs Instead?

Yes! Chicken thighs are a great choice for this recipe if you want something a bit different. Many prefer boneless skinless chicken thighs for meals like this because of the richer flavor. Plus they tend to not be as dry when cooked as chicken breasts are in dishes such as this one.

This recipe could also be made with boneless pork chops for a little different flavor. However, if using pork chops, you will want to make sure you don’t overcook them as they can get a bit tough.

Pasta with parsley on top

Do I Have to Use Bow Tie Pasta?

No. You can use any small pasta you prefer. I keep a few on hand at all times, so just grab whatever is handy. The bow tie is nice, but you could also use any of the pasta options listed below.

  • Orecchiette
  • Rigatoni
  • Ziti
  • Penne
  • Ditalini
  • Cavatappi
  • Campanelle
  • Elbow macaroni
  • Shells

Use what you have on hand, or pick up something just a bit different. It works great with any pasta but is best with a small-sized pasta that will be easy to pick up with a fork rather than a long pasta like spaghetti or similar. While you can use those, you will want to be careful about cooking time as they can get mushy faster than the other types of pasta in this dish.

What Should I Serve with This Dish?

I love this dish because it is super satisfying all by itself, but of course, I like having some fresh vegetables on the side. We often toss in some peas and carrots in the last few minutes just to heat through. You can, of course, also serve with your favorite side salad or a serving of roasted or steamed vegetables.

I like this garlic parmesan sauteed zucchini because it matches the flavors so well. This candied carrots recipe is another favorite or even this homemade cheesy garlic bread recipe. Of course, whatever your family enjoys is best will be perfect with this recipe.

Pasta in cream sauce in cast iron skillet

Can I Add Other Vegetables or Seasonings to This Dish?

Of course, you can! While onions and bell peppers are a natural fit for this, as mentioned above, you might want to add other options to the mix. Below are some other ideas that can add flavor, texture, and more to the recipe.

Seasoning Ideas:

Add 1 teaspoon of any of the following blends to the mixture along with the garlic, salt, and black pepper.

If adding additional fresh herbs such as basil, oregano, rosemary, or thyme, you would use 1 tablespoon fresh chopped.


Depending upon the doneness you prefer, these can be sauteed along with the chicken and kept in the mixture, or removed and added back just before serving to heat through.

  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Asparagus
  • Green beans
  • Brussels sprouts
White bowl of pasta next to cast iron skillet

What’s the Best Pan For Making This?

When making something like this, I prefer using my Dutch oven, but a deep-sided skillet is another great option. You don’t want a traditional skillet or pan as they will be a bit too small and you may have issues with stirring the mixture without it spilling over the edges.

If you haven’t yet, investing in a good Dutch oven is a great tool for your kitchen. They heat evenly, come with a handy lid, and are super durable. Plus, you can take them from stovetop to oven with no worries about handles melting.


  • Olive oil
  • Chicken breasts
  • Unsalted butter
  • Red onion
  • Bell pepper
  • Garlic
  • Chicken broth
  • Milk
  • Heavy cream
  • Bow tie pasta
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Parmesan
  • Fresh parsley

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