With a creamy homemade cheese sauce, this delicious white cheddar chicken pasta has become one of our favorite chicken and pasta dishes.
Dinner can be the hardest time of the day when everyone is tired and hungry. For how fancy this pasta looks, it’s actually really quick and easy to put together! Cutting the chicken into pieces before cooking makes it cook a lot faster – if you start it at the same time as the pasta, they can be finished at about the same time! And then the sauce is whipped up in just a few minutes.
- PASTA. Cook pasta as directed on the box.
- CHICKEN. Meanwhile, cook chicken and seasonings in a saucepan with olive oil until the pieces are cooked through.
- SAUCE. Make the sauce in a separate pan by melting butter, whisking in flour, adding garlic and then milk. Once the sauce thickens, add the cheese and stir until it is melted.
- COMBINE. Add chicken and pasta to the sauce and mix well to combine. Sprinkle on the thyme and oregano and top with grated Parmesan to serve.
What cheeses are in Delicious White Cheddar Chicken Pasta? You can buy the prepackaged cheese mix. However, you can make your own mix. Use equal amounts of Vermont white cheddar, sharp cheddar, and mild cheddar cheese. Finely shred each type of cheese, toss together in a bowl and add to the sauce.