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Chicken Garlic Pasta Skillet {Freezer Meal}

Garlic Chicken Pasta easy to make and perfect for a healthy dinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: garlic chicken, pasta
Servings: 6
Calories: 445kcal
Author: Karrie


  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast - cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes more or less to taste
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded


  • Preheat large skillet to medium high heat. Add 1 1/2 Tablespoons of olive oil and butter. Once butter has melted add chicken pieces, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and cook for about 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add the rest of the olive oil and onions and cook until translucent, about 5 or 6 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook 1 minute.
  • Add chicken broth, diced tomatoes, uncooked pasta, crushed red pepper flakes and cooked chicken pieces. Stir and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  • Stir in half & half and mozzarella cheese.
  • Remove from heat and let stand about 10 minutes for sauce to thicken.
  • Enjoy!


Freezer instructions: Let cool completely. Pour into disposable pan, cover with foil and place in the freezer. To heat: Preheat oven to 350˚ and bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until heated through.


Serving: 134g | Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 689mg | Potassium: 651mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 15.6mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 2mg