One Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta Stove Top. If macaroni and cheese and chicken alfredo had a baby, this is what it would taste like.
Boursin Pasta Recipe
You guys know how I love a good one-pot meal.
I love casseroles for this reason, but ya'll... I really don't like boiling the pasta before I mix it all together. It just takes extra time and dirties another pan.
Maybe I'm lazy. Let's call it "efficient" instead. I feel better about myself now.
I know that it's sometimes necessary to boil the noodles, but if I can skip the whole boiling step, OOOOOHHHWWWEEEE! I am a happy camper! 🏕️
And this One Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta: Stove Top is a winner in the taste arena, too! The finished dish is cheesy, rich, fantastic comfort food at its best.
All I'm saying is that if macaroni and cheese and chicken alfredo had a baby, this is what it would taste like.
And it is SO EASY!
All I'm saying is that if macaroni and cheese and chicken alfredo had a baby, this is what it would taste like.--Chuckie (head cook)
- Butter--or olive oil for sauteing the garlic
- Garlic--this is where the majority of the flavor comes from. Don't skimp on the garlic for this dish.
- Chicken Broth--I used homemade, but a high quality bouillon or canned broth will work.
- Milk--adds some creaminess to the noodles.
- Bow Tie Pasta--rotini pasta or other pasta shape could sure work. Just be sure to pay attention to the cooking time and adjust liquids as needed.
- Rotisserie Chicken--makes this meal come together so quickly, but if you have chicken pieces you can sure cook it and use the cooking water in replace of the broth in the recipe.
- Boursin Cheese--I like the garlic and herb one for this recipe for the extra flavors it brings with its creaminess. Yum!
- Parmesan Cheese--grate your own. Please.
- Salt/Pepper/--the cheeses and rotisserie chicken bring some salt to this dish so adjust to meet your taste. If it tastes kind of "flat" add a little more salt.
- Red Pepper Flakes--add a little sprinkling to bring a little heat.
- Parsley--this brings a little punch of color.
How to Make Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta on the Stove Top
In a Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until you can smell it. About 2 minutes. Do not brown the garlic.
Add chicken broth and milk to the butter and garlic mixture. Pour in bow tie pasta.
Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes less that the noodle package directions.
Add chicken, Boursin cheese, and grated parmesan. Stir until the cheese is melted.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Top with parsley.
Substitutions and Variations
Broccoli Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta: Stove Top--stir in steamed broccoli or other veggie of choice (asparagus would be delish!).
Noodle Mix Up--Choose a different pasta shape if you desire. Just pay attention to the amount of liquid needed. Adjust if necessary.
Choosing the Cheese
Parmesan Cheese is a major flavor player in this recipe. Buy high quality if you can.
It's best if you grate your own parmesan cheese. The pre-grated containers often have fillers and just aren't as tasty as a good hand-grated parm cheese.
Boursin Cheese brings a great creaminess to the pasta dish that you just don't get with parmesan alone. Plus, the garlic and herb one adds even more flavor to this cheesy goodness.
Asiago cheese would be an excellent additional cheese (as if it's needed... LOL!) or a substitute to the parmesan cheese.
Store in the refrigerator in a covered container for 3-5 days.
Freezing is not recommended due to the dairy in this dish. If you have too much, consider inviting your friends or neighbors. Spread the love!
Reheat pasta in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute or until warmed through. If the pasta is too dry you can add a splash of milk on the pasta before warming.
What to Serve With Garlic Chicken Parmesan Pasta
This is a fantastic one-dish meal! The chicken and cheese bring lots of protein to the pasta, but if you’re looking for some easy side dish inspiration, try these ideas:
- Try my friend Chef Alli's Air Fry Broccoli or Roast some broccoli in the oven if you prefer
- Simple fresh lettuce salad
- Tomato and Cucumber Salad
No, it cooks in the chicken broth and milk mixture.
More Easy Recipes
If you like one dish dinners (and who doesn't), check out a few of our other quick meals:
- Cheesy Kielbasa Hash Brown Casserole--it's smokey, cheesy, and delicious!
- Mexican Mac and Cheese--brings some chili flavor to your run of the mill mac and cheese.
- Quick Korean Bulgogi--one of my favorite recipes on my blog. I love how fast it comes together, but the Korean flavor is so good!
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Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta: Stove Top
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 2 Cloves Garlic minced
- 2 cups Chicken Broth
- 1 cup Milk
- 16 ounces Bow Tie Pasta
- 1 ½ cups Rotisserie Chicken chopped
- 1 package Boursin Cheese herb and garlic flavor
- 1 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
- ½ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes optional
- In a Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until you can smell it. About 2 minutes. Do not brown the garlic.
- Add chicken broth and milk to the butter and garlic mixture. Pour in bow tie pasta.
- Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes less that the noodle package directions.
- Add chicken, Boursin cheese, and grated parmesan. Stir until the cheese is melted.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add red pepper flakes, if desired.
- Top with parsley.
- Serve hot.