Chicken Artichoke Pasta

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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.

Chicken Artichoke Pasta in a skillet.
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  1. Ingredients
  2. Substitutions/Adjustments to Try
  3. Storage and Reheating
  4. What to Serve with Chicken Artichoke Pasta
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  7. How To Make Chicken Artichoke Pasta
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Get ready to savor a delightful dish that combines the flavors of chicken and artichoke hearts. Chicken Artichoke Pasta is a simple yet satisfying recipe that’s perfect for both experienced cooks and beginners. This dish offers a harmonious blend of savory and creamy, guaranteed to please your palate and keep you coming back for more. Thanks to my sister-in-law Katelyn for this delicious recipe!

Ingredients

  • Olive oil – a kitchen staple that provides deep flavor and healthy fats to this dish
  • Green onion – a fresh aromatic that adds a subtle onion flavor to this Chicken Artichoke Pasta
  • Garlic – add bold and savory flavor to the chicken and sauce
  • Boneless skinless chicken breast – tender, lean, and protein packed!
  • Salt – just a pinch of salt elevates every other flavor in the dish
  • Crushed red pepper flakes – omit if you aren’t a fan of spice
  • Water – helps to break down any bits that have browned to the pan. You can also use chicken broth.
  • Artichoke hearts – artichokes have a tangy, earthy flavor that bring this pasta dish to the next level
  • Heavy cream – the secret to luxurious, velvety sauce
  • Butter – for a little extra flavor and smooth texture
  • Penne pasta – you can use any pasta shape you like but we love how the sauce clings to the outside and fills the inside of penne
  • Parmesan cheese – try to use fresh grated and grate it on the smallest side of a box grater
Chicken and artichokes simmering in a cream sauce.


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 Chicken Artichoke Pasta, then replace the chicken with mushrooms.
  • You can also use whole-wheat or gluten free noodles.
  • Add veggies like spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives, or mushrooms.
Chicken Artichoke Pasta in a bowl.

Storage and Reheating

This Chicken Artichoke 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 any chicken up in the microwave, it gives it a weird taste, but adding a little salt before microwaving helps to counteract that.

What to Serve with Chicken Artichoke Pasta

A crisp, garden-fresh salad with a zesty vinaigrette makes for a refreshing side dish, balancing the creamy richness of the pasta. Roasted or steamed vegetables such as asparagus, broccoli, or sautéed spinach offer a vibrant and nutritious complement to the meal. For a heartier option, consider garlic bread or crusty baguette slices to soak up that delectable sauce. If you’re in the mood for an appetizer, a bruschetta with diced tomatoes, basil, and balsamic drizzle can kickstart your meal with Italian flair.

Frequently Asked Questions About Chicken Artichoke Pasta

What can I serve with chicken artichoke pasta?

Because it is a creamy dish, any type of bread would be great! Something like garlic bread or a baguette, something crusty and perfect for mopping up the sauce. Another option is a fresh salad. Start the meal with roasted veggies for a healthy, balanced meal.

Do canned artichokes taste good in chicken artichoke pasta?

Canned artichokes taste great, they are just like regular artichokes, just canned in water, salt, and citric acid. The part you are actually eating is the artichoke heart. It is the soft center. Delicious, flavorful, and tender.

What other vegetable goes well with chicken artichoke pasta?

We love to add spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and Kalamata olives to this pasta dish. They all go great with artichokes!

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A forkful of penne with sauce being taken out of a bowl.

Love Artichokes?

How To Make Chicken Artichoke Pasta

Chicken Artichoke Pasta in a skillet

Chicken Artichoke Pasta

5 from 15 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

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil, onions, and garlic in a large skillet. Add chicken, salt, and red pepper flakes. Cook until chicken is cooked through.
    chicken cooking in a skillet with green onions
  • Add water and scrape the bottom of the skillet. Add artichoke hearts and heavy cream.
    chicken and artichokes simmering in a cream sauce
  • Let reduce (cook 7 minutes until half as thick).
    chicken and artichokes simmering in a cream sauce
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter and parmesan cheese. Add pasta.
    Chicken Artichoke Pasta in a skillet
  • Serve with green onions, red pepper flakes, and parmesan cheese.
    Chicken Artichoke Pasta in a bowl

Notes

  • Looking to mix it up? Try shrimp instead of chicken for a delicious alternative.
  • Or, for a vegetarian version, use mushrooms instead of chicken. 
  • You can use marinated artichokes for even more flavor! 

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!!