Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta (2023)

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Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta is such a rich, creamy, and filling recipe! Make it with Buffalo Wild Wings sauce for an easy chicken dinner. It’s almost like an easy Chicken Alfredo recipe with just a little extra touch of that B-Dubs heat!

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Chicken, pasta, and cheesy cream sauce is one of those food combos you can’t hate. I can’t tell you how many go-to dinner recipes of ours fall back onto these key parts, just like our Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta. But, this garlic parmesan chicken pasta recipe just might be one of our new favorite easy chicken dinner recipes.

Make this flavorful pasta dish and pair it with a batch of Olive Garden Breadsticks and a house salad for a complete dinner.

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Why you’ll love this BWW Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta recipe

  • Using the wing sauce is pretty much a kitchen hack to get a rich creamy sauce without all the added difficulty and nonsense. No roux, no scalding milk or cream- just a delicious sauce for chicken and pasta!
  • The whole recipe is so easy- even outside of the sauce hack. Cook the diced chicken or use pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, cook the penne, prep the sauce real quick, and mix it all up- you’re done!
  • Maybe you’ve seen this sauce and used it for wings. If you’re looking for another use for Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic sauce, then this stovetop pasta recipe is a great place to start!


There’s nothing exotic needed for our Chicken Pasta recipe- Buffalo Wild Wing sauce bottles are pretty common now. In any case, here’s all you need:

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  • Chicken Breast – Cut this down into bite-sized pieces before starting this recipe
  • Heavy Cream
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Sauce – This is the stuff that makes this recipe so tasty! It’s pretty much a creamy wing sauce packed with parmesan cheese, roasted garlic, and all sorts of Italian herbs.
  • Parmesan Cheese – We recommend reaching for an actual parmesan wedge instead of the canned stuff. It’ll taste much better and help the sauce come together easier.
  • Red Pepper Flake – This one is sort of optional: we loved how it tasted in our dish but there is already some in the Buffalo Wild Wings sauce. It ended up giving each bite of the finished chicken pasta a bit more spice and heat on the back end. If that doesn’t sound great to you, feel free to omit the added red pepper flakes.
  • Penne Pasta – Cooked and drained before you start the recipe, ideally.

See recipe card for quantities.

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How to make Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta

Once you’ve got everything around for the chicken pasta, making it couldn’t be much simpler. To make this quick chicken dinner, here’s what to do:

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  1. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper before cooking in skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir and turn occasionally about 5-7 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Add heavy cream and Buffalo Wild Wings sauce to pan and stir until well combined. Once sauce starts to boil, add in parmesan and red pepper flakes and stir until blended in.
  3. Add cooked chicken and pasta back into pan and give a quick stir and toss to coat. Reduce heat to medium-low and let cook until chicken and pasta have warmed through.


Are you having some trouble finding the ingredients for our Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta recipe? We’ve got a few substitutions you can give try:

  • Chicken Breast – Really, most boneless chicken cuts will work for this recipe. Feel free to sub in chicken thigh, chicken tenderloin, or even some pre-cooked rotisserie chicken- it might save you a bit of cooking time!
  • Heavy Cream – We used heavy cream in our chicken pasta recipe but you don’t have to use it. You can easily sub in some half-and-half or whole milk if that’s all you have or you’re trying to cut down on calories. Just know that your sauce might not be as rich and creamy as it could be!
  • PennePenne is a classic pasta shape that holds on to creamy sauces very well. Of course, there’s all sorts of other pasta shapes that you can use here. Stick with another tube-shaped pasta like rigatoni or ziti or go with a long flat pasta like fettuccine, tagliatelle, or linguine.


Looking for ways to mix this recipe up? Here’s a few to get you started:

  • Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta – If you want a real hands-off recipe, you could try and make it in a Crockpot or slow cooker. There’s all sorts of recipes online, but you could keep it as simple as adding all of the ingredients here- minus the pasta- into the slow cooker and add the cooked penne when it’s all done.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Chicken Pasta – While the BWW Parmesan Garlic Sauce is the best candidate for making a chicken pasta dish, what’s to stop you from trying a couple others? You could try amping up the garlic flavor by making a sauce from the Spicy Garlic Sauce. Maybe the Lemon Pepper Sauce has some promise too? Experiment and let us know how it works out!
  • Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Rice – You aren’t forced to serve this up with pasta. Another starch-y option that’ll work great is some rice.

Storage / Freezing

Storage: We really enjoyed this Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta and loved how it held up in the fridge! Transfer it to an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 3-4 days. Reheat either in the microwave or on the stovetop with an added splash or two of milk or cream.

Freezing: Considering all the dairy, cheese, and cream in this recipe, you’ll have to be careful when freezing it all. Let cool and transfer to a freezer-safe container before freezing for 2-3 months. Let thaw in fridge before reheating and remember to add some milk or cream to help loosen that sauce back up after freezing!

Top tip

Be sure to check the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 165 degrees.

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Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.

What is Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta?

Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta is a super flavorful dish that combines tender and juicy chicken, pasta, with a rich and creamy Parmesan garlic dressing. It’s a filling and simple meal to make.

What type of pasta works best for Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta?

Feel free to make this dish with any type of pasta you prefer. Some popular choices include penne fettuccine, or bowtie pasta. It’s best to use a shape that holds sauce well.

Can I use pre-cooked chicken for Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta?

Yes, you can use pre-cooked chicken, such as leftover roasted or grilled chicken, canned chicken for this Parmesan Chicken Pasta.

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Can I add vegetables to Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta?

Yes, you can add vegetables to the dish. It’s best to pre-cook them and add at the end of the cooking process.

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Other Pasta Recipes

Looking for other Pasta recipes? Try these:

  • Creamy Chicken Pasta
  • Cajun Chicken Pasta
  • Chicken Broccoli Casserole
  • Garlic Parmesan Noodles

Other Chicken Recipes

Here are some other popular chicken recipes that I have shared:

  • Parmesan Crusted Chicken
  • Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
  • Italian Dressing Chicken
  • Marry Me Chicken
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Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta

Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta is such a rich, creamy, and filling recipe! Make it with Buffalo Wild Wings sauce for an easy chicken dinner. It’s almost like an easy Chicken Alfredo recipe with just a little extra touch of that B-Dubs heat!

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Course Main Course

Cuisine American

Keyword Parmesan Garlic Chicken Pasta

Prep Time 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes minutes

Servings 6 servings

Calories 598kcal

Author Jen CIncyshopper


  • 1 1/2 lb Chicken Breast cut into bite sized pieces
  • 9 oz Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic WIng Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Shredded Parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 12 oz Penne Pasta cooked and drained


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add a splash of olive oil.

  • Add chicken pieces and season with salt and pepper.

  • Cook stirring occasionally until they are no longer pink and internal temperature is 165 (about 5-7 minutes).

  • Remove chicken to another plate.

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  • Add cream and wing sauce to skillet and stir until well blended and begininng to boil.

  • Add parmesan and red pepper flakes. Stir until blended.

  • Add pasta and chicken and toss to coat.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low and heat until chicken and pasta are warmed through.


Be sure to check the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 165 degrees.


Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1283mg | Potassium: 497mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 764IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 184mg | Iron: 1mg

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What is BWW garlic parmesan sauce? ›

Our Parmesan Garlic sauce is a perfectly balanced blend of roasted garlic, parmesan cheese, and italian herbs that gives it a big, bold taste. A perfect addition to your favorite dishes from burgers to wings to grilled meats and more.

How many calories are in parmesan garlic chicken pasta? ›

Per serving: (does not include optional toppings) Calories: 504, Total Fat: 25g, Sat.

What is Parmesan garlic sauce made of? ›

Garlic parmesan sauce is made from butter, heavy cream, garlic, flour, herbs, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. All of the ingredients are combined and heated to make a creamy dipping sauce or spread.

How many carbs are in Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan garlic sauce? ›

Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Sauce (1 tbsp) contains 1g total carbs, 1g net carbs, 6g fat, 1g protein, and 60 calories.

Why is it called buffalo wing sauce? ›

The name comes from Buffalo, New York, where the dish was created.

Is garlic Parmesan sauce from Buffalo Wild Wings spicy? ›

This is one of the famous sauces from Buffalo Wild Wings that gives a nice cheesy kick to your wings. It isn't spicy, but you can add this to other sauces or add your own spiciness with diced jalapeños or Cayenne pepper.

Is chicken parmesan high in calories? ›

Each serving of chicken, cheese, and sauce contains about 361 calories, 10 grams fat (3 g saturated fat, no trans fat, 81 mg cholesterol), 485 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 8 g sugars, and 32 g protein.

How many calories are in creamy garlic parmesan pasta? ›

Progresso Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta (1 bowl) contains 51g total carbs, 49g net carbs, 8g fat, 10g protein, and 310 calories.

How many calories are in spicy garlic parmesan sauce? ›

Pluckers Spicy Garlic Parmesan Sauce (1 serving) contains 3g total carbs, 3g net carbs, 11g fat, 0.3g protein, and 109 calories.

Is white sauce the same as alfredo sauce? ›

The answer to this question is that white sauce and alfredo sauce are not the same things. Alfredo sauce is an Italian sauce that is produced with butter, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese. White sauce, which is also known as béchamel, is a creamy French sauce that is made by combining roux and milk.

What toppings go best with garlic parmesan sauce? ›

The sauce is the perfect complement to pizzas loaded with cheese and veggies, but meat lovers also appreciate the way it accents the flavors of pepperoni and sausage. Even toppings like premium chicken or bacon are enhanced with garlic Parmesan white sauce.

Do Italians put parmesan in tomato sauce? ›

You see, in Italy, Parmesan cheese is reserved for pasta dishes with tomato-based sauces, cream sauces, and meat-based dishes. Adding Parmesan cheese to a seafood-based dish, like spaghetti with clams, is a big no-no.

Is garlic parmesan sauce good for you? ›

Healthy garlic parmesan sauce is a creamy and flavorful sauce made from fresh garlic, parmesan cheese, and other wholesome ingredients. It is a healthier alternative to traditional creamy sauces, as it is lower in calories and fat.

Are buffalo wings keto friendly? ›

If the chicken wings are coated only in buffalo sauce (and no breading), they will be keto. If they have a breading on them, they will have too many carbs to be considered keto. So if you're ordering them somewhere, getting unbreaded wings with buffalo sauce is a safe bet for keto friendly wings.

Does Parmesan crusted chicken have carbs? ›

Superb & Simple Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast (1 breast) contains 9g total carbs, 8g net carbs, 15g fat, 39g protein, and 330 calories.

What does garlic Parmesan wings taste like? ›

Delicious flavor – I do like classic hot wings, but I honestly do really love the garlic parmesan flavor profile as well. It's classic in its own way, with sharp, nutty Parmesan and the subtle sweetness of a good butter.

Is the garlic Parmesan sauce at Buffalo Wild Wings gluten free? ›

Is Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Sauce gluten-free? Yes, Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan Garlic Sauce is gluten-free.

What is buffalo garlic blaze sauce? ›

“Our new, bold Buffalo Garlic Blaze flavor profile was inspired by a culinary concept to incorporate aspects of spicy garlic and creamy style buffalo sauce, combining authentic ingredients such as peppers, vinegar and salt from hot sauce with fresh garlic and buttery notes to round out the flavor,” said Zaxby's CMO ...

Is Buffalo Wild Wings Parmesan garlic sauce keto friendly? ›

Choose: Buffalo (any heat) or Garlic Sauce

Hot sauces are a great keto option at Buffalo Wild Wings, and Parmesan Garlic and Spicy Garlic also add 3g/2g net carbs to an 9-wing Traditional Wings snack size serving. Stay away from other sauces on the menu, which have hidden sugars like the Asian Zing sauce.


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