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10 Chicken and Pasta Dinners, Ready in 30 Minutes

These are the super-quick, satisfying dinners that'll save your busy weeknights again and again. Each one is a solid base recipe you can customize to suit your taste. And of course, feel free to substitute almost any pasta in your pantry. Everyone else does.

1. Greek Chicken Pasta

"LOVE LOVE LOVE! It's great as written with room for your tweaks. You almost can't ruin a batch." — Glennie Junkin


Greek Chicken Pasta

Greek Chicken Pasta | Photo by chibi chef

2. Garlic Chicken with Orzo Noodles

"LOVED this! I also boiled my orzo in chicken broth. This would be awesome with salmon." — lisa

3. Pesto Pasta with Chicken

"I used the olive oil from the sundried tomatoes to cook the chicken in which gave it a great flavor. Next time I will add more sundried tomatoes and some roasted pine nuts too." — LAURILAN


Pesto Pasta with Chicken

Pesto Pasta with Chicken | Photo by KGora

4. Cajun Chicken Pasta

"I changed it up a bit based on reviews and personal preferences. 3 T of Cajun seasoning, 4 large chicken breasts, one orange bell pepper, more green onions and double the garlic. Delicious!" — Golfer Girl


Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta | Photo by Lyly831

5. Yakisoba Chicken

"Reminds me of my grandma's house :) Used Huy Fong chili garlic sauce and added extra veggies (shitaki mushrooms and snow peas) and topped with lots of fresh bean sprouts. Yum!" — Britnisw


Yakisoba Chicken

Yakisoba Chicken | Photo by Chef'd

6. Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

"This was good the day I made it and even better as leftovers. I did use more garlic and onion though." — PATTY33


Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta | Photo by yumyum

7. Garlic Wine Chicken

"I have to admit I was tempted to substitute chicken broth for part of the wine but in the end decided to prepare this as written and was not disappointed in the least. This is just a beautiful dish!" — naples34102


Garlic Wine Chicken

Garlic Wine Chicken | Photo by sjc5087

8. Easy Chicken Skillet

"Why limit yourself to just broccoli when they make the frozen stir-fry blend? That is what I used which gave me variety and also a lot more color. Great recipe for times when you just don't have time in the kitchen." — Soup Loving Nicole


Easy Chicken Skillet

Easy Chicken Skillet | Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

9. Chicken Milano

"I used thin sliced chicken breasts, pounded flat, dipped in egg and flour. Cook the chicken first, set aside then make sauce. Everyone loved them, even the picky child!" — jillkapron


Chicken Milano

Chicken Milano | Photo by SMClanton

10. Penne with Chicken and Pesto

"The best pasta dish I have ever had! I love pesto so I added a couple extra tablespoons of that and I used 1 cup of half and half and 1/4 cup chicken stock to cut some calories." — Sarah Stephan


Penne with Chicken and Pesto

Penne with Chicken and Pesto | Photo by Francesca

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About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).