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Quick Herb Chicken Pasta

Updated On: Jun 10, 2024

This simple weeknight dinner of Quick Herb Chicken Pasta is hearty and filling. Just a few ingredients are required to create this flavorful meal.

simple chicken pasta recipe

If you need a quick weeknight meal, this is a great go-to recipe.  I’ve adapted it from a book called While the Pasta Cooks .  It’s available through Amazon.com and was one of the very first books I owned when I started to get into cooking.  Every recipe is doable in the time it takes to boil the pasta.  That’s every Mom’s dream dinner!  So go get a pot of water boiling and let’s make some dinner.

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Cooked pasta
  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Rosemary and sage
  • Tomato
  • Garlic
  • Red wine
  • Reduced sodium chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper

How to make this recipe

sauteeing chicken and onions for chicken pasta

Start by caramelizing a medium onion that’s been chopped.  I used a bit of olive oil, but you could use cooking spray if you’re trying to cut back the fat grams. Add 3 cubed chicken breasts and cook until it begins to lose the raw look, but not cooked all the way through.

recipe for a quick chicken pasta

Toss in a sprig of rosemary and a sprig of sage.  You’ll take them out later, or conversely you could announce that whoever gets the sprig of rosemary has to do dishes. Add a diced medium tomato, 3 crushed cloves of garlic, 1 cup of reduced sodium chicken broth and a 1/2 cup of red wine (or white).  Season with salt and pepper and let it boil until the chicken is cooked through.  Remove the herbs and toss with your favorite shaped pasta.

simple chicken pasta recipe

Quick Herb Chicken Pasta

An easy weeknight recipe for Quick Herb Chicken Pasta loaded with flavor!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine All Cuisines
Servings 6 Servings


  • 1 lb shaped pasta cooked al dente
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or cooking spray
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 sprig each of rosemary and sage
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Salt the water and add the pasta.  Cook according to package directions.
  • In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add the oil and onion and cook until the onions are beginning to caramelize, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the chicken and cook until it is no longer raw looking on the outside, but still uncooked on the inside.  Add the rosemary and sage, tomato, garlic, wine and chicken broth.  Cook until the chicken is cooked all the way through.  Remove the herb sprigs.  Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Toss the drained pasta with the chicken mixture and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
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Recipe By:

Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.


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  1. BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} says:

    What a great weeknight dinner!!

  2. Looks absolutely delicious!

  3. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen says:

    I love dishes that are quick and this one looks down right tasty too!

  4. Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) says:

    Yum…this looks so light and fresh! I love meals like this on weeknights…the rest of the meal cooks while the pasta boils. Toss up a quick salad, and dinner is served!

  5. It looks delicious, and fast. Nice!

  6. Turtles Consignment says:

    Wow.. I am going to try this tomorrow night! Thank-you!

  7. Marnely Rodriguez says:

    Mmhm, this is my type of dinner! Love that it staarts with caramelized onions! 🙂

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