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5 from 2 votes

Chicken Thyme Pasta

This chicken thyme pasta is super comforting and rich. Made with fusilli pasta, cream, thyme, and juicy chunks of chicken. The ultimate date night meal! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: American, Italian American
Servings: 6
Calories: 613kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fusilli pasta
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tsp thyme dried
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta to al dente according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Season the chicken pieces generously with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, on medium heat, heat the oil and add the chicken. 
  • Cook until fully cooked through, about 8 minutes. Transfer the browned chicken to a bowl or plate and set aside.
  • Add the fresh minced garlic to the skillet and cook until fragrant. Pour the wine into the skillet and use a wooden spoon to scrape the browned bits up from the bottom. Let the wine reduce by half.
  • Add the chicken broth and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the cream, lemon juice, parmesan cheese, and the thyme, as well as some salt and pepper.
  • Allow simmering for an additional 7 minutes, until the sauce has thickened a bit.
  • Taste the sauce and add additional salt and pepper if required. Add the cooked pasta and chicken to the skillet and garnish with fresh parsley, if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 613kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1279IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 1mg