Chicken Artichoke Pasta

5 from 7 votes

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This Chicken Artichoke Pasta can be prepared and ready to eat in 30 minutes. You will love the tender chicken, flavorful artichokes, and creamy sauce.

Artichoke chicken pasta in a white bowl with a fork.
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This Chicken Artichoke Pasta is so easy to put together and everyone, including my picky eaters, LOVE it! We got this recipe from Emily’s sister-in-law, Katelyn. She is a fabulous cook and her family has so many good recipes. We are excited that she shared this one with us.


  • Olive oil
  • Green onion – chopped
  • Garlic – chopped
  • Boneless skinless chicken breast – cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Water
  • Artichoke hearts – drained
  • Heavy cream
  • Butter
  • Penne pasta – cooked
  • Parmesan cheese – fresh grated

Tips for Chicken Artichoke Pasta

This pasta has a variety of good flavors. I especially love the red pepper flakes because they give the dish just a little kick of heat. Make sure to use fresh grated parmesan cheese. In my opinion, the grated parmesan that comes in the shaker bottle makes the sauce too grainy. I also like using fresh chopped garlic. I think it adds more flavor than the minced garlic that comes in a jar.

Substitutions/Adjustments to Try

We used chicken in this recipe, but it would also go really well with shrimp if your family likes seafood. Just add 1 pound of uncooked, deveined shrimp instead of the chicken. If you are looking for a vegetarian version of this recipe, replace the chicken with mushrooms. This pasta makes really good leftovers, but it does dry out a little. Make sure to add a little cream or milk before heating it up in the microwave. I’ve also noticed that sometimes when you heat chicken up in the microwave, it gives it a weird taste, but adding a little salt before microwaving helps to counteract the taste.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are canned marinated artichoke hearts healthy?

Yes, they are high in fiber and contain many vitamins including vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, phosphorus, and magnesium. They also are a source high in potassium and antioxidants.

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Love Artichokes?

If you like the idea of working artichokes into your meal plan, here are a few great recipes to try.

How To Make Chicken Artichoke Pasta

Artichoke chicken pasta in a white bowl with a fork.

Chicken Artichoke Pasta

5 from 7 votes
This Chicken Artichoke Pasta is creamy and yummy and so easy to throw together. You will love the tender chicken and flavorful artichokes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6



  • Heat olive oil, onions, and garlic in a large skillet.
  • Add chicken, salt, and red pepper flakes. Cook until chicken is cooked through.
  • Add water and scrape the bottom of the skillet.
  • Add artichoke hearts and heavy cream.
  • Let reduce (cook 7 minutes until half as thick).
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter.
  • Add pasta and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!


Looking to mix it up? Try shrimp instead of chicken for a delicious alternative. Or, for a vegetarian version, use mushrooms instead of chicken. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 646kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 29gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 947mgPotassium: 453mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1487IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 198mgIron: 2mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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  1. I have made this so many times and it is still a crowd pleaser!! I add bacon, mushrooms and spinach to mine. Sometimes I add bell pepper and grape tomatoes as well! The recipe doesn’t need it but it is a great way to get some veggies in!

  2. I saw this recipe on Pinterest and the artichoke really brought me in. After making it I am sure this is one of my favorite recipes of all-time- cheesy and creamy, pure heaven!

  3. I’m anxious to make this, since it’s easy, quick, & it definitely sounds delicious. I might throw in some sliced mushrooms, or perhaps a bit of some other leftover veggies (usually spinach) which is hanging around in the fridge. I’m lucky, since all of my 4 little ones love veggies (believe it or not). As always, I’ll use whole grain pasta. Thanks for this lovely recipe. 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    I know this will be gobbled up by my family and, added bonus, I can sneak in a veggie without them noticing! Genius!!