Chicken pasta | How to make chicken pasta | Chicken spaghetti

By Swasthi on August 28, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Chicken pasta recipe – A basic spaghetti recipe made with fresh tomatoes and chicken. This is quick to make for a meal on a busy day as it doesn’t take much time. Veggies, protein and grain all go in one dish making it a healthy and wholesome one without much effort.

chicken pasta recipe

This can be served with a hot soup and some bread toast. We served with this chicken soup and veg cheese toast. You can also have it with Mushroom soup or Sweet corn soup, Cheese garlic toast or this quick French toast.

For more pasta recipes, check
White sauce pasta
Red sauce pasta
Masala pasta
Spaghetti aglio olio
Pasta recipe with mushrooms
Pasta soup

Preparation for chicken pasta recipe

1. Bring 10 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Add salt and 1 tsp of oil. Add spaghetti and cook as per the instructions on the pack. I used organic durum wheat spaghetti.

2. They must be cooked al dente. Drain them in a colander and rinse them well. I prefer to smear about 1 tsp of olive oil over the pasta to keep them non sticky.

3. Heat oil in a pan and saute garlic until it smells good.

4. Add chicken shredded or cubed and then sprinkle salt. I had brined the chicken in vinegar for about 2 hours. If you have brined yours in salted solution, then skip adding salt to the pan here.

Cooking chicken for pasta recipe

5. Saute on a medium heat until completely cooked. Add spice powder and pepper. I used all spice. Saute on high heat just for a min or 2.

6. Set the chicken aside. Add little more oil to the pan. Saute garlic until aromatic. Then add onions.

7. Saute until the onions turn golden.

8. Add the pureed tomatoes. (deseeded)

9. Cook until the sauce thickens. It does take some time to thicken. I over cooked the sauce here, was having fun with the kids and forgot about this. Time to add the chicken, chilli flakes, coarsely crushed pepper and oregano. To make chilli flakes, I just pulsed few crisp red chillis (non spicy kind) in a mini blender.

How to make chicken pasta

10. Add 2 tbsps of water or pasta cooked starchy water. And cook till it reaches a saucy consistency as shown in the picture.

11. Add cooked pasta.

12. Saute for 2 to 3 mins. Off the heat. At this stage if your chicken pasta looks dry, add little more olive oil.

Serve hot or warm with a bowl of soup.

chicken spaghetti recipe

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Chicken pasta recipe | How to make chicken pasta | Chicken spaghetti

Chicken spaghetti in homemade tomato pasta sauce. It is served as a main course with a soup.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings2 to 3

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 160 grams pasta or spaghetti
  • 150 to 200 grams Chicken shredded or cubed as desired
  • 2 to 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves about 1 tbsp very finely chopped
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 350 grams tomatoes ripe red or 1 ½ cup deseeded chopped
  • 1 tsp red chilli flakes
  • ½ to ¾ tsp pepper coarsely crushed
  • 2 to 3 pinches All spice powder or any other spice powder if desired
  • Salt as needed
  • ½ tsp Herbs as desired


Preparation for chicken pasta

  • Bring water to a rapid boil in a large pot. Add salt and oil. Add pasta and cook al dente or just follow the instructions on the pack. Set aside some pasta cooked water. Drain off in a colander.
  • Saute garlic in hot oil and add chicken. Add some salt and toss until well cooked.
  • Add spice powders. Saute on a high heat for 2 mins. Set the chicken aside.

How to make chicken pasta

  • Add more oil and saute some garlic. Then add onions. Saute until the onions turn golden.
  • Add pureed tomatoes and cook until the sauce thickens.
  • Add sauted chicken and 2 to 3 tbsps of pasta cooked water. Mix and cook until the sauce reaches a thick consistency
  • Add pasta and cook for just 2 to 3 mins. Add more olive oil if it looks dry.
  • Serve chicken pasta hot.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Chicken pasta recipe | How to make chicken pasta | Chicken spaghetti
Amount Per Serving
Calories 660 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 581mg25%
Potassium 902mg26%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Vitamin C 24.9mg30%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Easy and delicious

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yum yum very tasty

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I like it too much. My son is fitness freek and never eat pasta, noodles etc. But this recipe makes him happy . Thankyou Swati. I always like your dishes .

Can we use any pasta?

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Really came out well. Thanks for the recipe ?.

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Hi Swasthi
Prepared this mouthwatering dish tonight. It was healthy as well as tasty.
Keep up your good work.


What spice powder can I use to make this?

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I made it. It was yummy. Thanks for recepie.

I made it. It was yummy. Thanks for recepie

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Nice recipe keep it up ?

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I appreciate the time and effort you put in writing these articles. Very good job madam, im a bachelor trying to learn the basic of cooking through your email id


What spice powder can I use to make this?

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Hi swasthi. Easy and tasty recipe . Loved it . Healthy too . Thank u so much.

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Hi swasthi
Tried ur chicken pasta yday which turned out very nice n my family loved it??
Thanku sooo much for such wonderful n mouth watering n health recipe….

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hello ma’am
I want to know what if I replace spaghetti with chowmin will it still be that delicious?

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Ma’m you are an inspiration to all.. Thank you for such lovely recipes.
I bet if you compete in any cooking competition, you will win it hands down.
Cheers to U!!

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Made this recipe today, absolutely amazing! It was quick and easy to do, as well as being nutritious. I did make a few changes: I added a chopped carrot with the tomatoes (canned), as well as adding more garam masala, chilli powder and a pinch of thyme with the chicken when adding to the sauce. Will definitely make again.

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Made this, turned out great. Thank you