Garlic Butter Chicken Pasta

Garlic, Butter, Pasta and Chicken! Yes! What a combination and truly a dish to put on repeat. If you love any or all of these four ingredients, then this is the dish for you.  

The extra bonus in making this recipe? It is simple and quick to make. No heavy lifting, unless you count fork to mouth. I just love keeping my recipes as simple as I can because I then have more time to relax and come up with more recipes.

Garlic Butter Chicken Pasta

Recipe by Madison Amara
3.8 from 19 votes
Course: Main, Lunch, DinnerCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 cup penne pasta

  • Extra Virgin Olive oil, for pan

  • 1 boneless and skinless chicken breast, flattened

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, place back in pot and set aside. 
  • In a medium skillet, heat olive oil and sear chicken breast over medium heat for 5-6 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reads 165°F.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet and slice.
  • Next, in the pasta pot, add butter, paprika, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. 
  • Add sliced chicken and toss well.
  • Serve and Enjoy! 

This is a dish that can be substituted for other meats or seafood of your choice. If you prefer shrimp, then replace the chicken with shrimp. I like both, but chose to make this dish with chicken.

I paired this dish with a side order of broccoli and a roll. I was quite satisfied and made enough for leftovers the next day. I am quite happy when I can reach into my refrigerator and know that I have lunch or even dinner waiting to only be heated. You can do the same. Make an extra batch for days that you don’t feel like cooking. You will be glad you did.

If you love garlic and who doesn’t, this Garlic Butter Chicken Pasta recipe gives this dish just the right amount of extra flavor. Garlic has numerous health benefits. It can do wonders for the immune system. I found out from my trusted friend, Google, that the best way to eat garlic is in its rawest form. Garlic is known to help support heart health, stabilize blood sugar and even improve memory.  All the more reason to indulge in as much garlic as you possibly can.  

Of course, in this dish the garlic is cooked.  The smell of garlic excites my palate because I know when garlic is in a dish, it is going to be good.  That is why I wanted to share this recipe with you. Now, I am hungry again and think I will grab my Garlic Butter Chicken Pasta out of my refrigerator and heat up my leftovers.  I hope I have some bread left over too. Enjoy!

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