Rich and delicious Creamy Chicken Pasta, loaded with chicken, orzo, asparagus, and tomatoes, tossed in a creamy sauce that pulls it all together.

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Creamy Sauce at Diethood Creamy Chicken Pasta

My husband swears that orzo is not pasta. He says it’s Italian rice. He also hates boy bands – obviously he has no idea what he’s talking about.
Interesting thing is that he didn’t care for orzo until I made this Creamy Chicken Pasta dish. The guy that can eat pasta thrice a day could not get himself to eat orzo. However, who can resist food smothered in white, cheesy sauce, packed with asparagus and tomatoes?!?

Honestly? This is supposed to feed 4. It fed only 1 – my husband. The one that doesn’t like orzo. This man inhaled half of it in one sitting and asked for the other half to be put in his lunch bag. (He doesn’t really have a lunch bag…it’s a plastic container. Just sayin’.)

This chicken pasta recipe is big and filling. It’s simple, but indulgent. It is an almost one-pot dish that will most definitely satisfy.

Also… this pasta was somewhat of an excuse to use up a pound of asparagus. I always buy too much – I make Asparagus Soup all the time. But, the asparagus was the perfect accompaniment to the chicken and orzo.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Creamy Chicken Pasta at Diethood Recipe Creamy Chicken Pasta

Rich and delicious Creamy Chicken Pasta, loaded with chicken, orzo, asparagus, and tomatoes, tossed in a creamy sauce that pulls it all together.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orzo, cooked
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-pound (about 4) chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 1-pound asparagus, rinsed, ends cut, and chopped into 2-inch pieces
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • For the Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare orzo per directions on the box.
  • In the meantime, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken pieces and asparagus; season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked and browned on all sides.
  • Add tomatoes and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until tomatoes are tender; set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  • Sprinkle with flour; whisk to combine.
  • Whisk in veggie or chicken broth; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Whisk in milk, and bring the mixture to a simmer; allow to cook for 1 minute, or until thickened.
  • Add parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper; stir until cheese is melted.
  • Drain Pasta.
  • Add pasta and chicken mixture to the sauce.
  • Toss well to combine.
  • Serve.

Notes

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  1. Pam L July 13, 2014 at 2:53 PM - Reply

    Looks Delish, can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Marissa July 12, 2014 at 5:53 PM - Reply

    I made the creamy chicken orzo pasta. Used three pots (one for pasta, one for sauce and one for chicken and veggies). I don’t like cherry tomatoes so I cut broccoli and asparagus instead and just shredded a rotisserie chicken. Sauce took about 3-4 minutes of whisking at a simmer to thicken but it did. Put cheese on top of chicken and veggies and then poured sauce over using just half. Wasn’t sure how much to use. Ended up using all the sauce. Added tony saccheres seasoning to spice it up a little. Turned out really well. Kids and hubby liked :)

  3. Blessie Nelson May 17, 2014 at 3:46 PM - Reply

    I would make a yummy red velvet cake! Thank you!

  4. robbie May 10, 2014 at 9:06 AM - Reply

    Its so pretty! Keeping for future use!

  5. Robin May 7, 2014 at 7:41 AM - Reply

    Easy too..Pasta takes only about 15 minutes to prepare so very fast and simple… and u make a lot of different recipes with pasta

  6. CHRISTINA DUTRA May 6, 2014 at 10:38 PM - Reply

    i would gift this to my sister for mothers day, then have her make me madeline cookies :)

  7. RMetzger May 1, 2014 at 6:34 PM - Reply

    I would love to make homemade bread! ;)

  8. Erin April 27, 2014 at 7:13 PM - Reply

    I tried this recipe and it didn’t turn out well! First- I used three pots so not sure how it was a “almost one pot” dish… One for the pasta, one for the asparagus and chicken to cook, and one for to cook the sauce. After I mixed it all together it was just a big white mess, and it was really bland. I let it sit for a bit (even after I had already let the sauce sit) and it was a little bit better as far as mush goes, but still bland. After eating it I decided to add some lemon juice and more pepper for leftovers. It’s still missing something but the lemon juice definitely helps. It’s a great idea for a recipe- it’s just missing something…

    • Katerina Petrovska April 29, 2014 at 12:37 PM - Reply

      Oh :( I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy it. I hope you can find something else around here that you can try! I promise, you might find something good. ;-) Have a great week!

  9. BusyWorkingMama April 25, 2014 at 6:41 PM - Reply

    I only recently discovered orzo and make a warm salad with artichokes, capers, tuna, tomatoes and parsley. I’m loving your dish! I’d use the stand mixer to make homemade pizza dough!

  10. OLWomen April 24, 2014 at 10:09 AM - Reply

    Creamy Chicken and Pasta, what is not to love in this recipe? A great eat and not that difficult to make for me.

  11. Cookie April 23, 2014 at 5:35 PM - Reply

    I would gift the kitchenaid to my mom for Mother’s day! :)

  12. Sharde T April 22, 2014 at 3:39 PM - Reply

    I would make dark chocolate brownies!

  13. theresa krier April 22, 2014 at 3:09 AM - Reply

    i would love to own a kitchen-aid mixer, iwould make my mom’s cinnamon rolls, thanks

  14. Lisa W April 22, 2014 at 1:32 AM - Reply

    I would love to own a Kitchen Aid mixer. I love to bake bread, and I’m getting too old and weak to knead dough, LOL. Seriously, it would be nice to have a mixer to do the hard work for me.

  15. Mary April 21, 2014 at 8:11 PM - Reply

    Home made bread!!!! I can smell it already.

  16. Joyce April 21, 2014 at 5:55 PM - Reply

    I’ve wanted a KitchenAid FOREVER. Do you know how long forever is? ;) I’ll be married 30 years this June…..THAT’S how long forever is! LOL! There are 7 of us, so I could use this to shred chicken, mix cakes, cookies, cheesecakes, oh, the possibilities! Yeah, at this point in life, anything like this would be a dream come true!

  17. S. Miller April 21, 2014 at 3:14 PM - Reply

    Wow this looks delicious! Can’t wait to make it sometime!
    I’ve been wanting a mixer for a while… I would definitely use it to make homemade pizza dough!

  18. Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 21, 2014 at 3:08 PM - Reply

    Creamy pasta?! Yes please, I love orzo so this is my dream dinner!

  19. Jen April 21, 2014 at 1:23 PM - Reply

    Hah! I liked your song ;) I’ve wanted a kitchenaid for a long time. I would make a ton of things, but up at the top of my list would be shredded chicken. I love making big batches of chicken in the crock pot, but using two forks to shred them all takes a while. I’ve seen youtube videos where people use their paddles to shred up the chicken and it’s amazing ;)

  20. Rod Jackson April 21, 2014 at 11:11 AM - Reply

    I would make a cherry cheesecake

  21. Judy April 21, 2014 at 10:11 AM - Reply

    Homemade wheat bread among many other things.

  22. Sarah April 21, 2014 at 8:59 AM - Reply

    I would make salted chocolate chip cookies!

  23. Lauren April 21, 2014 at 8:50 AM - Reply

    I would bake a cake!

  24. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) April 21, 2014 at 8:20 AM - Reply

    OMG this looks so amazing!!!

  25. Katrina L April 21, 2014 at 7:42 AM - Reply

    I would make my grandma’s banana bread.

  26. Diana April 21, 2014 at 7:08 AM - Reply

    I’d make Buttercream frosting!

  27. DessertForTwo April 21, 2014 at 7:07 AM - Reply

    This sounds fantastic! And easy, too! :)

  28. Dawn Lloyd April 21, 2014 at 5:24 AM - Reply

    I would make macaroons I have been dying to try them. A kitchenaid mixer would be so helpful

  29. Carla S April 21, 2014 at 4:28 AM - Reply

    The first thing I would make would be divinity candy.

  30. Leslie Kiley April 21, 2014 at 12:28 AM - Reply

    I would love to make whipped cream and cake with a stand mixer

  31. Autumn Wiley April 20, 2014 at 10:26 PM - Reply

    Looks delish!

  32. Denise vining April 20, 2014 at 8:56 PM - Reply

    Can’t wait the make the chicken Arzio pasta!

  33. kathryn edwards April 20, 2014 at 8:45 PM - Reply

    POUND CAKE! I have burned up 3 hand mixers making pound cakes!

  34. Nina April 20, 2014 at 8:33 PM - Reply

    Cookies!!!!

  35. Emily April 20, 2014 at 8:33 PM - Reply

    I’d give this to my bestie, who is an amazing cook and mom!

  36. Mirka April 20, 2014 at 8:02 PM - Reply

    I’ve been making bread at home, but it would be so helpful to have a stand mixer to help knead and make a more consistant dough! I would also make more cakes!

  37. Crystal April 20, 2014 at 7:44 PM - Reply

    Cookies :)

  38. Denise Wilson April 20, 2014 at 6:33 PM - Reply

    cookies

  39. Deb April 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM - Reply

    This pasta recipe looks delicious!

    I think the first thing I would make would be chocolate chip cookies.

  40. Dianne April 20, 2014 at 5:39 PM - Reply

    I would just love to bake better cookies!

  41. Tisha April 20, 2014 at 5:36 PM - Reply

    Bread!

  42. Rosie April 20, 2014 at 5:20 PM - Reply

    I would make angel food cake!

  43. Lauren DuBose April 20, 2014 at 4:47 PM - Reply

    I would make bread for my baby! I hate buying her the store bought stuff, but I also lack the time and patience to hand knead it every time we need bread!

  44. Regina April 20, 2014 at 4:38 PM - Reply

    I would make a lemon pound cake! :)

  45. Laura April 20, 2014 at 4:30 PM - Reply

    I would bake cupcakes!!!

  46. Carrie April 20, 2014 at 4:11 PM - Reply

    I would make chocolate cupcakes

  47. Angela April 20, 2014 at 4:03 PM - Reply

    I’d make some roasted garlic potato rolls, mmmmm

  48. Laura Dembowski April 20, 2014 at 2:56 PM - Reply

    I would actually give this mixer to a friend who has always wanted one. And then I’d tell her to make marshmallows first!

  49. soha molina April 20, 2014 at 2:50 PM - Reply

    I’d make a chocolate cake.

  50. Denise Malia April 20, 2014 at 2:32 PM - Reply

    I’d make Almond Wedding Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling. Yum! (ツ) http://www.pinterest.com/pin/110619734571747514/

  51. Jessie C. April 20, 2014 at 1:17 PM - Reply

    I would make Blueberry Banana Bread

  52. Betsy Barnes April 20, 2014 at 1:09 PM - Reply

    If I won, the first thing I would make would be a Strawberry Cheesecake :)

  53. Stephanie April 20, 2014 at 1:07 PM - Reply

    homemade bread or cookies!

  54. Danielle April 20, 2014 at 12:43 PM - Reply

    Lots of cookies. And maybe some pie. And cake. And bread. What wouldn’t I make with it?!

  55. Jennie April 20, 2014 at 12:41 PM - Reply

    Pizza Dough!

  56. Ayako April 20, 2014 at 12:19 PM - Reply

    I’d make my own pasta or noodle.

  57. Ayako April 20, 2014 at 12:14 PM - Reply

    I’d make my own pasta of noodle.

  58. Rebecca April 20, 2014 at 12:12 PM - Reply

    Bread, those great big metal bowls with bread hook are perfect.

  59. R. Creager April 20, 2014 at 12:10 PM - Reply

    I see all these delicious recipes but only one thing is missing…a dependable stand up mixer! I’m drooling over here!!

  60. Ronna F April 20, 2014 at 11:53 AM - Reply

    I would make a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting!!

  61. Erin April 20, 2014 at 11:43 AM - Reply

    Snickerdoodles!

  62. Jade Roque April 20, 2014 at 11:43 AM - Reply

    I would definitely make a batch of brownies or macarons!

    I made that pasta for a family potluck yesterday, and everyone loved it! Thanks so much for sharing! Happy Easter!

  63. Lisa Aliperti April 20, 2014 at 11:31 AM - Reply

    Cookies, cookies, and more cookies!

  64. Kitty Iecvan April 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM - Reply

    I would make some brownies!

  65. Angelica Thode April 20, 2014 at 11:23 AM - Reply

    I would start with pizza dough! My husband LOVES my homemade pizza but our handheld mixer isn’t strong enough for it. Then I would make a batch or two of my grandma’s cream cheese cookies. My sons go nuts for them! Lol

  66. Jeffrey April 20, 2014 at 11:15 AM - Reply

    I’d break it in with a traditional chocolate chip cookie.

  67. Sherry April 20, 2014 at 10:51 AM - Reply

    Grand Marnier souffle…..

  68. Auntiepatch April 20, 2014 at 10:42 AM - Reply

    Cream Puffs!

  69. Mary Beth Elderton April 20, 2014 at 10:42 AM - Reply

    Homemade ice cream made with whipped cream.

  70. Sharon C April 20, 2014 at 10:42 AM - Reply

    Marshmallows…..or pizza dough…

  71. Annie April 20, 2014 at 10:17 AM - Reply

    10 different recipes with strawberries and/ or rhubarb :D

  72. Shelby April 20, 2014 at 10:01 AM - Reply

    Yummy cupcakes with a creamy buttercream frosting.

  73. Alicyn April 20, 2014 at 9:54 AM - Reply

    A birthday cake as mine is coming up!

  74. Heather B April 20, 2014 at 9:27 AM - Reply

    Peanut butter cookies!

  75. TrishInFL April 20, 2014 at 9:14 AM - Reply

    Some type of cookie, though I’m not sure which kind yet :-)

  76. charlene April 20, 2014 at 9:08 AM - Reply

    dish and blender.. both fabulous!

  77. Phoebe April 20, 2014 at 8:58 AM - Reply

    I’m going to bake a cake!

  78. Janet S April 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM - Reply

    I would make anything requiring butter and sugar to be creamed because I have never had a nice mixer before to make that easy.

  79. Linda M April 20, 2014 at 7:56 AM - Reply

    I love orzo pasta. The first thing I would make with a new Kitchen Aid would be a Hummingbird Cake. It’s Spring and it’s one of my favorites. :)

  80. Katie April 20, 2014 at 7:20 AM - Reply

    The first recipe I would make would be cookies.

  81. Dani Jones April 20, 2014 at 6:25 AM - Reply

    That pasta looks amazing!

    For the contest, the first thing I would make would probably be cookie dough, honestly, haha. Haven’t made cookies in a while, yum.

  82. Jenny April 20, 2014 at 5:55 AM - Reply

    First thing I’d make would be a batch of macarons!

  83. A_Boleyn April 20, 2014 at 3:10 AM - Reply

    I’ve got to try orzo one day. The dish looks very tasty cause who doesn’t like chicken in a creamy sauce. I just have to leave out the tomatoes (yech!).

    • A_Boleyn April 20, 2014 at 12:13 PM - Reply

      Just realized I forgot to comment on what I would make with it. I was too busy drooling at the dish. I would try making macarons like the person before me.

  84. Michelle White April 20, 2014 at 3:09 AM - Reply

    Lots of yummy chocolate cakes!

  85. Shannon O April 20, 2014 at 1:17 AM - Reply

    I would make chocolate chip cookies!

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