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A bowl of chicken feta pasta.

Easy Chicken Feta Pasta (Without Tomatoes)

Katelyn Ryan
This Easy Chicken Feta Pasta is full of bold flavors like tangy feta and roasted garlic. This simple pasta recipe is ready in 30 minutes which is perfect for weeknight cooking.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 6 servings
Calories 623 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb dried cellentani pasta or your favorite pasta
  • 8 oz block of feta cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced thin
  • 1 shallot minced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • cup reserved starchy pasta water
  • 2 cups cooked chicken use grilled, rotisserie, or boiled
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • For Garnish: grated parmesan cheese and fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400° F. 
  • Place the block of feta cheese in the center of an oven-safe dish. Sprinkle the sliced garlic, minced shallot, and crushed red pepper flakes over the cheese. Drizzle the olive oil over everything.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • While the feta is baking, cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. *Reserve ⅓ cup {or more} of pasta water.
  • Off the heat, return the pasta to the pot. Pour the feta mixture and starchy pasta water into the pot with the pasta. Toss until everything is coated. Stir in chicken and season with black pepper. *Add salt, if desired, but keep in mind that feta is already salty.
  • Serve immediately with freshly grated parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

Notes

  • Transfer cooled pasta to an airtight container. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
     
  • Store extra starchy pasta water in the refrigerator for reheating the leftovers too. Transfer the pasta water to a jar or an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
     

Nutrition

Calories: 623kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 27gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 473mgPotassium: 321mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 204IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 213mgIron: 2mg
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