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Creamy Chicken Artichoke Pasta

Creamy Chicken & Artichoke Pasta was inspired from one of our favorite appetizers. Made with chicken, artichokes, Parmesan, cream cheese, & green chiles.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 561kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bowtie pasta boiled to al dente and drained
  • 1 chicken breast cooked and cut into cubes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup half-and-half or any kind of milk will do ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 can artichokes drained chopped, you can use more than ½, depends on your taste
  • 3.5 ounces chopped green chiles
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste optional
  • finely shredded parmesan cheese optional topping

Instructions

  • Cook pasta, as directed until al dente, drain and set aside. 
  • Melt 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and shallot. Cook until they are tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Add artichokes and green chiles, cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside on a plate or bowl.
  • Reduce the heat to low. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons butter to the skillet. Once melted, add in flour and whisk until well combined. Slowly pour in milk and gently whisk to combine. Let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until it starts to thicken. 
  • Add cream cheese, parmesan, salt, and pepper to taste,. If desired, add cayenne pepper. Stir until the cream cheese has melted. If it is too thick add in a touch of milk.
  • Add in the artichoke mixture and chicken, tossing gently to combine.
  • In the bottom of your serving bowl pour half of the sauce, then add the pasta. Top the pasta with the remaining sauce.
  • Finish off with finely shredded parmesan cheese. Serve immediately!

Nutrition

Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 589mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1175IU | Vitamin C: 20.9mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 1.9mg