Quick and Creamy: 30-Minute Chicken Pasta with Green Beans and Bacon

When you’re in need of a satisfying meal that’s quick to prepare, our “30-Minute Creamy Chicken Pasta with Green Beans and Bacon” is the answer. This dish combines tender chicken, crisp green beans, and smoky bacon, all enveloped in a luscious creamy sauce. In just half an hour, you can serve up a hearty and flavorful dinner that the whole family will love. Join us as we explore this effortless recipe that brings together convenience and taste in one delightful package.

Recipe :


  • 8 ounces penne pasta (or pasta of your choice)
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Instructions :

1. Cook the Pasta:

  • Cook the penne pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

2. Sear the Chicken:

  • In a large skillet, cook the chopped bacon over medium heat until it’s crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set it aside.
  • In the same skillet with the bacon drippings, add the chicken pieces. Season with salt and black pepper. Sear until the chicken is cooked through and has a golden-brown exterior. Remove the chicken and set it aside.

3. Saute the Green Beans:

  • In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and sauté for a minute. Add the trimmed green beans and sauté for another 3-4 minutes until they become crisp-tender. Remove the green beans and set them aside.

4. Prepare the Creamy Sauce:

  • In the skillet, add the unsalted butter, heavy cream, chicken broth, grated Parmesan cheese, and dried thyme. Stir over medium heat until the sauce thickens, about 5-7 minutes.

5. Combine and Serve:

  • Return the cooked chicken, green beans, and crispy bacon to the skillet. Add the cooked penne pasta. Stir to coat everything evenly with the creamy sauce.

6. Garnish and Enjoy:

  • Garnish your creamy chicken pasta with fresh parsley if desired.

Our 30-Minute Creamy Chicken Pasta with Green Beans and Bacon is ideal for a quick and filling dinner. Tender chicken, crisp green beans, and smoky bacon are embraced by a luscious creamy sauce in this dish, resulting in a hearty and flavorful meal ready in less than 30 minutes.

This recipe is a winner for busy weeknight dinners because of the ease of preparation and the delectable flavor that results from the combination of these ingredients. It’s a dish that encapsulates the essence of comfort and flavor, allowing you to enjoy a delicious and filling meal with minimal effort. Each bite is a delightful combination of convenience and flavor.