Creamy Chicken Primavera is an all in one dish, with chicken breasts, pasta, zucchini, carrots and onions in a velvety Parmesan cheese sauce.Creamy Chicken Primavera is an all in one dish, with chicken breasts, pasta, zucchini, carrots and onions in a velvety Parmesan cheese sauce.

Years ago I bought a cookbook in a used bookstore. This particular cookbook was over 600 recipes for chicken that were submitted by “celebrities” from around the world. The recipe for creamy chicken primavera was contributed by Connie Chung, a famous news anchor from NBC News (back in the day).

I made a few changes to her original recipe, and we enjoy this delicious, all in one chicken meal. How can you go wrong with pasta, chicken, veggies and cheese in a creamy sauce. Right? Anyways, the recipe is fairly straightforward and simple to prepare, but has great flavor! Today I want to share the recipe for this yummy meal with you. Here’s how to make it:

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Prepare The Chicken And Pasta

Cut three boneless, skinless chicken breasts into cubes, about 2″ each. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, and set aside, while you begin cooking the pasta.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are cut into bite-sized cubes.

Cook the spaghetti noodles in a large saucepan in boiling water, according to the time given in the package instructions.

Spaghetti noodles are cooked in boiling water per package instructions.

While the pasta is cooking, you can finish preparing the rest of the dish. Heat oil in a medium skillet until very hot, but not smoking. Add the chicken cubes and cook in the hot oil, turning to cook on all sides. the chicken is done when heated through and light golden brown in color. Stir in minced garlic and continue cooking, stirring often, for about 30 seconds.

Add white wine, onion, and sliced zucchini and carrots to the skillet. Cook only until the zucchini is tender (3-4 minutes). Remove from heat and keep warm until pasta is done cooking.

Cubes of chicken breast are cooked in hot vegetable oil until lightly browned.Garlic, onion, zucchini and carrot slices are added to the cooking chicken pieces.

Time To Put This Dish All Together!

When the pasta is done cooking, drain the water off in a colander, but don’t rinse the pasta. Place the hot spaghetti back into the large saucepan, then add the chicken and veggie mixture from the skillet.

Top the pasta with grated Parmesan cheese, pimientos (optional), and half and half. Mix well using tongs, until all ingredients are evenly distributed and covered with the creamy sauce. Cook on low heat for 1-2 minutes, tossing often, only until heated through and cheese has melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and then it’s ready to serve.

Spaghetti noodles are cooked, drained and then placed back into large saucepan.Chicken mixture, Parmesan cheese, pimiento and half and half are added to the pasta.After ingredients are combined and cheese melts, creamy chicken primavera is ready.

Serve The Creamy Chicken Primavera

Place portions of the creamy chicken primavera into individual serving bowls. Top each portion with additional grated Parmesan cheese, if desired, for extra flavor. Serve the creamy pasta primavera immediately while hot!

A bowl full of creamy chicken primavera with veggies, ready to eat.A close up photo of the creamy chicken primavera in the bowl.

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Recipe adapted from the cookbook: “Celebrity Chicken”, page 177, contributed by Connie Chung, published by Celebrity Cuisine, 1987.

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Creamy Chicken Primavera
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
11 mins
Total Time
26 mins
 

Creamy Chicken Primavera is an all in one dish, with chicken breasts, pasta, zucchini, carrots and onions in a velvety Parmesan cheese sauce.

Category: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy chicken primavera
Servings: 5
Calories Per Serving: 537 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 3 medium chicken breasts (boneless/skinless) cut into 2" cubes
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 Tablespoons white wine
  • 1 medium zucchini thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot peeled/thinly sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion peeled/chopped
  • ¾ pound spaghetti pasta =12 ounces
  • 1 cup half and half
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese + more for garnish, if desired
  • ¼ cup diced pimiento (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken breasts into 2" cubes. Pat chicken dry with paper towels; set aside.

  2. Cook pasta in boiling water in large saucepan, following package instructions.

  3. While pasta cooks, prepare rest of the dish. Heat oil in a medium skillet until very hot, but not smoking. Add chicken; cook on all sides until chicken is cooked through and light golden brown. Stir in minced garlic; continue cooking, stirring often, for about 30 seconds. Add wine, onion, zucchini and carrots to skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, only until zucchini is tender (3-4 minutes). Remove from heat; keep chicken warm until pasta is done cooking

  4. When pasta is done cooking, drain in a colander, but don't rinse the pasta. Place hot pasta back into saucepan. Add chicken/veggie mixture. Top with Parmesan, pimientos (if using), and half and half. Mix well using tongs, until all ingredients are evenly distributed and covered with sauce. Cook on low heat for 1-2 minutes, tossing often, only until heated through and cheese has melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  5. To serve, place portions in individual bowls or on plates. Sprinkle each portion with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve immediately while hot!

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Primavera
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/5 of total))
Calories 537 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 268mg12%
Potassium 660mg19%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 2395IU48%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 197mg20%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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