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creamy chicken pasta

Creamy Chicken Penne

This gluten free chicken pasta recipe is a simple, yet delicious meal for the whole family.
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Total 40 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6 people


  • 450 g /1 lb chicken, diced
  • 340 g /12 oz gluten-free penne I've used Barilla GF Penne for this
  • 30 g butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic (minced or crushed)
  • 1 tbsp gluten-free cornflour/cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1.5 cups cream
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • chives, parsley to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Boil a large pot of water, salt and add penne. Cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat a large pan and melt butter, add garlic and onion until lightly brown.
  • Add diced chicken, stir to combine and allow to brown.
  • In a small bowl, make a cornflour/cornstarch mix by adding a tablespoon of milk and creating a thick paste. Add this to the chicken in the pan, then add cream and any remaining milk.
  • Stir continuously until the sauce has thickened. You can add more milk here if the sauce is too thick.
  • Add parmesan cheese, season with salt and pepper and allow chicken to cook fully.
  • Stir in the cooked pasta and gently combine and coat the penne with the sauce.
  • Top with parsley, chives and/or chili flakes (as shown in picture bottom left)


  • This dish is very versatile - you can:
    • add diced bacon at the same time as the onion, 
    • mix through baby spinach at the end,
    • mix through cut cherry tomatoes, fresh basil etc.
    • spice it up with red pepper flakes.