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Homestyle Chicken & Pasta

Course Main Course
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 t salt
  • 1 lb box of noodles (shell, macaroni or orechiette)
  • 2 T cooking oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion (chopped)
  • 2 large cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs (cut into small 1" pieces)
  • 1 cup chicken broth/stock
  • 5 oz sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk or cream
  • 1 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
  • 10 oz frozen vegetable mix (peas, green beans, corn, carrots)
  • 1/2 t paprika
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 T cornstarch


  1. Heat water for pasta. Once boiling, salt the water and add pasta. Cook according to package. When done, strain and set aside.

  2. Heat medium-sized pan on medium-to-high heat. Once heated, add 2 T cooking oil and onion, garlic, and chicken. Mix together in pan. Cook for 10 minutes (or until chicken is no longer pink), stirring occasionally.

  3. If applicable, tip pan to the side and use a baster to suck up the chicken grease. Discard grease. 

  4. Add chicken broth, sour cream, milk/cream, parmesan, frozen veggies, paprika, salt and pepper to the pan with the chicken. Cook on medium for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

  5. Combine cold water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Whisk with a fork until slightly thickened and pour into chicken mixture. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.


Scoop noodles on individual plates or bowls, and pour creamy chicken mixture atop noodles, like a sauce.


We recommend that all meals for children be served with milk.