Creamy Chicken and Bow-Tie Pasta


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time25 mins
  • Makes6 servings
Creamy Chicken and Bow-Tie Pasta

Photo: Erik Putz

Wearing a bowtie is optional for dining on this restaurant-quality chicken pasta. You've got dinner in the bag in just 25 minutes.


  • 250 g farfalle

  • 450 g chicken tenders

  • 450 g asparagus, ends trimmed

  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 2 leeks, halved lengthwise and chopped

  • ¾ cup 10% cream

  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill, optional


  • Preheat oven to 425F, then line a baking sheet with foil.

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta following package directions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water before draining.

  • Place chicken and asparagus on prepared sheet. Toss with 1 tbsp oil and ¼ tsp salt. Roast until asparagus is tender-crisp and chicken is no longer pink, 10 to 12 min.

  • Heat remaining 2 tbsp oil in a large frying pan over medium. Cook leeks, stirring frequently, until soft, 8 min. Pour in cream and bring to a simmer, 2 min. Stir in Parmesan and remaining ¾ tsp salt. Add pasta and reserved pasta water.

  • Coarsely chop chicken and asparagus, then transfer, along with any pan juices, to pasta. Add dill, tossing to combine.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 437, Protein 32g, Carbohydrates 39g, Fat 17g, Fibre 3g, Sodium 895mg.


Cut leeks in half lengthwise and then rinse under running water to remove any dirt.

Originally published in the May + June 2018 issue. Photo by Erik Putz. 

This article was originally published on May 10, 2018

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