Flavorful Italian Chicken Pasta: A Satisfying Dinner Delight

Are you craving a hearty and flavorful pasta dish that’s easy to make and sure to please the whole family? Look no further than this delicious Italian Chicken Pasta recipe! With tender chicken, savory tomato sauce, and a hint of Italian seasoning, this dish is a true crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re cooking for a weeknight dinner or hosting a special gathering, this Italian-inspired pasta dish is guaranteed to impress. So let’s dive into the recipe and discover how to make this mouthwatering meal!


  • 1/4 cup Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing (or use homemade)
  • 1 lb. (2) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces (or use leftover shredded chicken)
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 (8 oz. each) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, cubed, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked whole grain pasta (or 4 cups cooked)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or basil


  1. In a large skillet, heat the Italian dressing over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and chopped onion, and cook until the chicken is browned and the onion is softened.
  2. Stir in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, chopped artichoke hearts, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper flakes. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the softened cream cheese until melted and well combined.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  5. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet with the chicken and sauce mixture, tossing gently to coat.
  6. Sprinkle the chopped fresh parsley or basil over the pasta before serving.

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