Creamy Chicken Pasta with Bacon

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This Creamy Chicken Pasta dish is sauced with sherry with cream and dotted with bacon, tomatoes, and peas. It’s absolutely delicious!

Creamy Chicken Pasta with Bacon | Good Cheap Eats

Like I mentioned last week, pasta is one of my go-to good cheap eats. We’re now a 2-pound pasta family, so thankfully, I can easily buy it for $1/pound or less. By making my own homemade sauces, I’m able to  serve my family a great restaurant-quality dinner — without the restaurant-quality bill.

A cream-based sauce is usually what I order when dining out, while my husband usually leans toward tomato sauces. While red sauce with sausages is definitely a huge hit at our house, sometimes I want something that won’t stain the tablecloth. That’s when I lean toward a quick cream sauce.

Nah, really, I just really like cream sauces. I don’t use tablecloths. 😉

This Creamy Chicken Pasta dish, sauced with sherry and cream and dotted with chicken, bacon, tomatoes, and peas is a huge hit at our house. I’ve been making it over the last few months, adding little tweaks as I go along. It’s a winner, I tell ya!

Creamy Chicken Pasta with Bacon | Good Cheap EatsNote: someone in the family doesn’t care for peas, so I’ve tested it with peas and with green beans. Both are super delicious, though the two legumes bring different flavors to the dish. If you like a touch of sweet, go with peas, if not go with green beans. And hey! you can always substitute broccoli florets if that’s what floats your boat.

If there are any leftovers — which is doubtful — they reheat well the next day. Perfect for packing in tomorrow’s lunch.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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Comments

  1. Michelle says:

    Sounds amazing!

  2. Jennifer says:

    This sounds wonderful. What kind of sherry do you buy? I’ve never used it and have no idea what to expect.

  3. Tastycook says:

    I am working away at my own pantry challenge this month and have quite a bit of chicken I would like to use. There’s always pasta in the pàntry so I think this will be on our table soon.

  4. Jessica says:

    Yum yum!! If my cold is gone, I will definitely be making this pasta this weekend. I am with Jennifer, can you give us some more info on the sherry please? Also can the sherry be substituted? Thanks

    • I just use cooking sherry, found with the vinegars. You can substitute any white wine or chicken broth if you prefer.

  5. I made this last night and it was fantastic. Another winner!

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