Creamy Rosemary & Goat Cheese Chicken Pasta

Goat Cheese Chicken Pasta

Okay, so let me start out this post by mentioning how I haven’t cooked pasta at home for a while now that we’ve been following a healthier diet.

That being said, this Goat Cheese Chicken Pasta was devoured in a matter of minutes by Dustin and me.

Oh, my, the creaminess.

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I’ve always loved goat cheese on just about anything – salads, pizza, burgers, spoons…

So, naturally, if you added goat cheese to a creamy chicken pasta dish with some freshly picked rosemary from my garden, it’s a pretty safe bet it’d be a good match.

With my face!

Goat Cheese Chicken Pasta

Often times, I’ve noticed that, with chicken pastas, people add chicken breast instead of chicken thighs.  Now, chicken breasts are totally fine to use and are actually a healthier (leaner) choice than chicken thighs.  But, the problem this can cause is that chicken breasts tend to dry out when cooked, leaving dry, chewy chicken.

Now, when I eat pasta, on the rare occasion I do nowadays (sniff), I don’t really wanna deal with dry, chewy chicken.  I want moist, delicate, flavorful, juicy chicken.

And I think I’m being pretty reasonable, here.

Goat Cheese Chicken Pasta

This creamy Rosemary And Goat Cheese Pasta is so amazingly delicious and satisfying, you’ll want to make it again and again.  You’ll dream about the lusciousness and how you just want one more bite.

And the best thing is that it can be yours for dinner tonight in just 30 minutes!

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5 from 2 votes
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Goat Cheese Chicken Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
This creamy Rosemary And Goat Cheese Pasta is so amazingly delicious and satisfying, you'll want to make it again and again.
Categories: Easy Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: chicken and goat cheese, chicken goat cheese pasta, goat cheese pasta
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 428 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
Ingredients
For the Pasta:
  • 1 lb whole wheat penne noodles can also use quinoa or chickpea noodles
For the Chicken:
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt to coat chicken
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
For the Sauce:
  • 10 oz goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup full fat greek yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary minced
Instructions
  1. Heat a deep stock pot over high heat until boiling.

  2. Once boiling, add the noodles and cook until al dente (almost tender, but cooked through).
  3. While the water is boiling for the pasta, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

  4. Place the seasoned chicken into the hot oil and cook until well-browned and cooked through, about 4-6 minutes per side. Remove from heat and chop or shred into bite-size pieces, reserving the oil from the pan. Set the chicken aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, add the cooked and drained pasta, followed by the goat cheese, greek yogurt, garlic, and rosemary.

  6. Stir together until the cheese has melted and the sauce is creamy.

  7. Add the chicken, and stir to combine.

Nutrition Facts
Goat Cheese Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 322mg13%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 425IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

6 thoughts on “Creamy Rosemary & Goat Cheese Chicken Pasta

  1. I bet this would be good with zucchini noodles instead of pasta (then you could eat it more often!) I might have to try it 🙂

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