Friday, April 8, 2011

Greek Chicken Pasta

This is a great weeknight dinner - it comes together quickly and is full of flavor. And the leftovers make great lunches in the following days (if you have leftovers!). It's also a great use for leftover chicken; I used some leftover from making a crockpot roasted chicken earlier in the week. This recipe reminds me of the Mediterranean Casserole, except you don't need to bake it - perfect for warmer weather or for when time is short.

Start by getting the pasta cooking - add the pasta to a large pot of boiling water.

Cook until al dente, then drain. While the pasta cooks, get all the ingredients together for the rest of the dish. I like to have them all ready to go. Look at all these delicious ingredients!

Now, let's get cooking. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Add the chopped onions and saute until they are tender.

Stir in the flour;

blend it in with the onions and butter, then gradually add the broth.

Bring this mixture to a boil, then cook and stir for a few minutes until it thickens up a bit. Now stir in the chicken, cheese,




and then the pasta.

Stir it up really well to combine. If you like, you can put this into an oven-proof casserole dish and set it under the broiler for a few minutes to "toast" it. But it's delicious even without that last step!

One year ago: Pesto Pasta Salad with Peas
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Greek Chicken Pasta

2 cups uncooked penne
2 Tbsp. butter, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup flour
1 14 1/2 oz. can chicken broth (or 1 3/4 cups)
2 cups cooked, chopped chicken
1-7 1/2 oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
1 cup feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1/3 cup sliced olives

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water til al dente; drain. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter. Add onion and saute until tender. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 3 minutes or until thickened. Stir in chicken, artichokes, cheese, tomatoes and olives. Stir in drained pasta. If desired, broil for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Serves 5.


  1. Mmmm I love pasta! This looks great!

  2. I absolutely had to check this out as soon as I saw the photo - and I'm not disappointed! Looks so delicious and with those ingredients, how could it not be a winner??

    Stopping by from Foodie Friday :)

  3. Oh, wow, do those ingredients look fabulous together! We love pasta at this house, but it's fun to mix things up a bit and try different combinations. Thanks for linking to Food on Fridays (now I have the recipe/instructions right on hand).

  4. Delicious! Thanks for sharing on the Momtrends linky

  5. You're making me hungry. That looks delectable. Thank you for all the pictures; it's easier to understand than just an explanation.

  6. Hi Sara..I hope you dont mind if I follow you.. I really like Greek food.. I love fusion meals too so Greek food is an inspiration to me. I am Marelie from

  7. Great recipe, it is becoming a family favorite already.


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