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Skillet Chicken Pasta with Sweet Potato and Crispy Sage

Made in 30 minutes, this quick, easy, healthy skillet chicken pasta is a family favorite. Crispy sage and parmesan put it over the top.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Keyword: Chicken Recipe, easy dinner, easy pasta dinner, family friendly
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 503kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $9.00


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Skillet
  • Slotted Spoon


  • 1 lb Whole Grain Pasta, any shape
  • 3 Tbsp Cooking Oil, divided
  • 4 leaves Fresh Sage, sliced (optional)
  • 1 Chicken Breast, cubed
  • 2 cloves Shallots, chopped
  • 2 cups low-sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 medium Sweet Potatoes, cubed (the smaller you cube them, the faster they will cook)
  • ¼ cup Heavy Cream (optional)
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. (You can do this up to 5 days ahead and just refrigerate the pasta or cook it while you prepare the other ingredients.)
  • Option step to make crispy sage: Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sage (careful - it will pop bit when it hits the hot oil) and cook until the color turns from a bright to a darker shade of green, about 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer sage to a paper-towel lined plate. Return skillet to heat.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in skillet. While the oil heats, toss chicken with some alt and black pepper. Add chicken to heated oil and saute until cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes (try not to move the chicken around too much while cooking so that it gets nice and golden brown on all sides). Transfer chicken to a mixing bowl and return pan to heat.
  • Add 1 Tbsp of oil to skillet and then shallots. Saute shallots until soft, 1 to 2 minutes. Add chicken broth and sweet potatoes to pan and bring to a simmer. Cover the pan with a lid or foil and simmer until sweet potatoes are softened, 7 to 8 minutes.
  • When potatoes are tender, remove pan from heat and stir in cooked pasta and cooked chicken. Add heavy cream (if you'd like a more creamy sauce) and stir it all together to combine.
  • Top pasta with parmesan cheese, crispy sage and season with some salt and black pepper. Serve immediately.


Calories: 503kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 10877IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg