Creamy Chicken Chili Pasta

Creamy Chicken Chili Pasta, pasta with a kick. This fiery dish packs a punch whilst still delivering a creamy comforting dinner.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 498 kcal


  • chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 oz pasta (rigatoni/penne)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 can diced tomato (14.5 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • fresh basil


  1. Cut the chicken up into small bite sized pieces and season with the red pepper flakes and the olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Bring a big pan of water to the boil, salt it generously and add the pasta and cook for 2 minutes less than the packet suggests.
  3. Place a heavy skillet over a high heat and once it is hot add the chicken. Cook the chicken quickly until golden brown with the odd charred edge.
  4. Reduce the heat under the skillet then add the extra oil and the crushed garlic. Stir well and then pour in the can of diced tomatoes, the dried basil and additional red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Once the pasta is cooked, reserve a cup of the cooking water and then drain.
  6. Add the pasta to the tomato sauce and then pour over the heavy cream and 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water.
  7. Cook the pasta over a low heat for a minute or until the cream has heated through. Add extra pasta water if needed.
  8. Serve garnished with fresh basil

Recipe Notes

Add an extra 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes if you like it extra spicy.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Chili Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 498 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Potassium 411mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 13.5%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 7.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.