Creamy Chicken Penne

Creamy Chicken Penne

369 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 86% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes

This sounds common, but it tastes nothing like anything I've ever made and it is delicious. Left-overs from this dinner are all mine.


1/2 1 lb box penne pasta
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts; chopped into bite size pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 red bell pepper; finely chopped
4 cloves Garlic; minced
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon Flour
1 cup milk
4 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
3 green onions; finely chopped
Salt and pepper; to taste

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



1) Cook pasta according to package and drain.

2) Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet. Cook chicken until done. Turn heat to low - medium; add garlic and red bell pepper and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove chicken and peppers from pan.

3) With heat still on low - medium, melt butter in the same skillet. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Add cream cheese and Parmesan. Continue stirring until completely smooth.

4) Turn off heat. Add in chicken, pasta, and green onions. Mix well and serve immediately.

Combine salad and pears and serve with favorite dressing.

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Made a large batch of this recipe last night so I just about tripled everything but it came out perfect!!! I thought the cream cheese would be overpowering in flavor bit it wasn't. Also I crumbled some bacon and used cherry tomatoes instead of peppers. Will be making again... It was a hit at the family gathering.





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This was really good! I liked the flavor of the red peppers and green onions. Thanks for sharing!!
Sillyyakchic 10m ago

This is a fantastic recipe and it came together very quickly! I made a few modifications based on what I had in my pantry. I used pre-cooked rotisserie chicken and diced Mayan onions to the red bell pepper mix. I also used a jalapeño soft cream cheese to add some kick. I also seasoned with salt & pepper to taste at the end. It was delicious!
Djw302 1y ago

It was so delicious! I used 6 chicken breast, used the whole box of noodles, and did the sauce recipe two times and also added bacon flavored alfredo sauce. It was great ! Im glad that I chose to make this.
Chef_Mommy 1y ago

Amazing & easy dish - this is a FOR SURE repeat!
Dobrodrummer 1y ago

My man and my kids love this dish thank you for sharing!
cookingLAmama 1y ago

Made this several times now and will continue to. Delicious meal that my kids and I thoroughly enjoy. Thank you for sharing!
cookingLAmama 1y ago

Very very creamy
Jenniferpikul 1y ago

Could you please list the ingredients? Was wanting to try it. Thanks!
lishpie 1y ago

Tried it and absolutely loved it!!
medicaldiva_13 1y ago

Would've been bland without these additions: Salt, Pepper, Caramelized onions, red pepper flakes, extra garlic. Even with, it was ok. Bacon would be a great addition as well as fresh tomato.
mlm1079 1y ago

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