Chicken Penne Pasta

bowl chicken penne pasta

This chicken penne pasta is everything you would ever want in a pasta dish. It is creamy, packed with flavor, has the best of both worlds with a white and red sauce, and that tender chicken; just wow! With Valentine’s day right around the corner, I wanted to make an easy pasta recipe that can be enjoyed for all the quarantine dinners that will be happening this year.

Now, what better than a pink sauce chicken penne pasta to go right with the theme. Plus, who doesn’t love an indulgent meal that will leave you so satisfied at any time in the week! It honestly takes just a little prep work and cook time to come together. The final outcome is pure decadence and flavor. You cannot go wrong with this easy pasta recipe.

If you are a pasta lover then you also have to check out these other recipes:

Cajun Creamy Pasta

Creamy Lemon Pasta

Shrimp Scampi

You really can do no wrong with a delicious pasta dish. Both adults and children love it. It’s convenient, easy, and makes for great leftovers too. Truly a win-win situation all around. I would love to hear what you think of this recipe once you give it a try! I hope you will enjoy it just as much as my husband and I!

bowl chicken penne pasta
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5 from 4 votes

Chicken Penne Pasta

This pink sauce chicken penne pasta is absolutely divine! it is everything you love in a pasta dish. You get the creaminess, tender bits of chicken, and perfectly cooked pasta.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: 30 min dinner, chicken penne pasta, easy pasta recipe, Fufus Kitchen, pink pasta
Servings: 4 people
Author: Heifa


  • 16 oz Penne Pasta or Rigatoni
  • 2 cups Heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 tbsp Sundried Tomato Pesto or tomato paste but sundried pesto has even more flavor
  • 1/2 tbsp Cajun seasoning or red pepper flakes
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup Sundried Tomato, chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil or butter
  • 1 tbsp Corn starch


  • 1 lb Chicken Breast cubed
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp Dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil or butter


  • Boil the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente which is about 12 minutes. Then drain and place back in the pot.
  • While the pasta is cooking, add the olive oil to a pan along with the chicken and its seasonings. Cook for about 8 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and tender with a nice sear on each side. Set the chicken aside in a bowl.
  • In the same pan the chicken was cooked in, add the olive oil along with the tomatoes, garlic, and sundried tomatoes. Saute for 5 min or so. Then, add the corn starch and stir.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream, stock, pesto or paste, and seasonings. Stir and let this simmer until the sauce starts to thicken. Once it starts to thicken which will take a few minutes on medium heat, add the parmesan cheese and stir.
  • Then, add the chicken back to the sauce and mix together. Pour the sauce onto the pasta and stir. Enjoy!
Chicken penne pasta

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve been making pasta all my life but it’s never been this delicious! My husband was a huge fan as well! The recipe was super easy to follow. Definitely a recipe I’m holding on to!

  2. 5 stars
    I really really love all your recipes, if I don’t know what to what to make I can always go to your page and know it will not disappoint truly thank you!!!

  3. 5 stars
    This is absolutely delicious!!! Best pasta dish I’ve had. I used the sun dried pesto and Cajun seasoning as suggested! ❤️

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