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Paprika Chicken Pasta

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings (2 if you're hungry, 4 if you're reasonable) 1x


Paprika Chicken Pasta! ♡ Spiced baked chicken with pasta tossed in a luscious and creamy paprika sauce. YUM.



Paprika Chicken

  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • a pinch of paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt

Creamy Paprika Pasta

  • 8 ounces farfalle (DeLallo brand is the best pasta, hands down!)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons paprika (see notes)
  • 1/41/2 cup heavy cream 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • squeeze of lemon juice


  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. 
  2. Brine the chicken: Fill a medium bowl with lukewarm water. Sprinkle some salt in. Soak the chicken breasts in the salted water for 15 minutes. (This purpose of this is for better flavor – if you are short on time, you can skip this.)
  3. Bake the chicken: Pat the chicken dry. Transfer to a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle thoroughly with paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Let the chicken rest before slicing.
  4. Pasta: Cook to package directions. Toss with oil and set aside.
  5. Sauce: Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic; saute for about 2 minutes. Add the flour; cook for about 2 minutes. Add the wine; stir and let it sizzle out. Add the broth, a little at a time, stirring between each addition. Add the paprika and the cream. Stir until bubbly and creamy enough to coat the back of a spoon. Season to taste with salt and lemon juice.
  6. Assembly: Toss the pasta with the creamy sauce. Arrange a sliced chicken breast on top. Sprinkle with parsley or red pepper flakes.


Paprika: Regular paprika works perfectly. Hot Hungarian paprika also works, but it will be spicy, so you might only need one teaspoon instead of two. Smoked paprika… I wouldn’t recommend it for this recipe because it’s so, um, smokey? but you’re in charge of your own destiny here!

Wine Replacement: Use additional chicken broth. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Italian

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