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This luscious Caesar Chicken Pasta will make your stomach thrilled if you even the slightest amount enjoy Caesar salad.

The lightened-up creamy Caesar Parmesan sauce smothers the pillowy tortellini and succulent chicken with cheesy, garlicky, lemony, salty, and plainly addictive flavors.

This pasta salad and this Caesar pasta salad might well be your two new all-time favorite pasta dishes.

It’s impossible to imagine how epically amazing this creamy Caesar chicken pasta is. There are a few parts to it, but some of them, like marinating the chicken and creating the garlic croutons, are optional.

Both are straightforward but not necessary if you’re pressed for time or simply feeling lazy (which happens to me all the time).

Therefore, you can make this Caesar Chicken Pasta recipe as quickly and easily as you like; just make sure to use plenty of the Caesar Parmesan Sauce because it’s worth the wait.

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Food: Caesar Chicken Pasta (Source: Feel Good Foodie)

Use store-bought rotisserie chicken or shrimp if you don’t want to make your own chicken marinade; both options are simple and delectable.

However, if you are making your own chicken, I definitely recommend marinating it since it makes the chicken WAY more soft and juicy. The marinade is only a few simple ingredients, including olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon, salt, and pepper. This implies MUCH better chicken.

Next, it’s time for garlic croutons! For “the greatest croutons [you’ve] ever had,” we toss our French baguette cubes with olive oil, a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, dashes of garlic powder, and salt before baking for around 10 minutes. (According to my hubby)

The Caesar Parmesan sauce is the final and most important component of the Caesar Chicken Pasta. It’s incredible for a number of reasons, including the fact that only 1 tablespoon of butter and no heavy cream or half-and-half are used, yet a roux, parmesan cheese, and light cream cheese make it taste insanely creamy.

Because there is so much garlic, lemon juice, Dijon, Worcestershire sauce, and fish sauce in this Caesar Parmesan Sauce, it also has a strong Caesar flavor.

Anchovies are a common ingredient in traditional Caesar salad dressings, and I’ve only ever used them once. Asian fish sauce offers the same salty flavor with just a splash of a painless teaspoon if you don’t want to use anchovies.

If you’ve never purchased fish sauce before, you can find it in the Asian area of the majority of supermarkets. If you cook a lot of Thai food (like my One Pot Thai Chicken Noodle Soup or 30 Minute Thai Red Curry Chicken), it will disappear quickly.

However, given how frequently this Caesar Chicken Pasta is served for dinner, it will probably be gone in a hurry. It really is that good. Enjoy!

Pasta with Chicken Caesar

Tortellini that is pillowy and tender, with a creamy lemon garlic sauce.

45 minutes are spent on preparation.

25 minutes for cooking

thirty minutes in total

servings: Six portions


chicken marinade (optional)

  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to an even thickness
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • 20 ounces of quality tortellini
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 tablespoons butter
  • 2-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
  • ½ teaspoon EACH dried parsley, dried basil, onion powder, salt
  • ¼ teaspoon EACH dried oregano, pepper, red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened (I use ⅓ less fat)

garlic croutons (optional)

  • 3 cups cubed French baguette bread approx. ½-1”
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

garnish (optional)

  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley


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Food: Caesar Chicken Pasta (Source: Feel Good Foodie)

for marinating

  1. Whisk together the ingredients for the chicken marinade in a big freezer bag or bowl. Add the chicken and stir to coat evenly. Refrigerate for up to four hours in the refrigerator, or for 30 minutes at room temperature.


  1. Set the oven to 400 °F. In a larger bowl, combine salt, Parmesan, garlic powder, and olive oil. Bread cubes should be added and gently mixed until coated. On a baking sheet, spread the bread out evenly, and bake for about 10 minutes, or until brown.


  1. Cook pasta in salted water until al dente as directed on the packet. Before draining, take out 1 cup of pasta water.
  2. One tablespoon of olive oil should be heated in a big skillet while doing this. Remove chicken from marinade, wipe off excess, and then place in heated skillet. Cook, uncovered, for 3–5 minutes, or until one side is beautifully browned.
  3. Heat should be lowered to medium-low after flipping the chicken. Depending on the thickness of the chicken, heat for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly done. Before chopping or slicing, transfer to a cutting board and rest for five minutes.
  4. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in 2 tablespoons olive oil in a big skillet over medium heat to make the sauce. Add the garlic and cook it for 30 seconds. Add flour, mix, and continue cooking for 2 minutes (it will be thick).
  5. Heat should be reduced to a simmer before adding the milk, lemon juice, Dijon, Worcestershire sauce, fish sauce, chicken bouillon, and all seasonings.
  6. Stirring continuously, turn the heat up to medium-high and simmer the sauce until it slightly thickens.
  7. Turn down the heat, then toss in the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese until they are both melted.
  8. Tortellini and chicken should be thoroughly covered and heated through before adding more conserved pasta water if necessary to get the appropriate consistency.
  9. If necessary, add more salt, pepper, or lemon juice after tasting.
  10. If preferred, garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and fresh parsley.

Nutrition information

Calories: 635 | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1140mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 433mg | Iron: 2.9mg