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It’s 5 p.m., you’ve got 12 things left on your to-do list and still haven’t figured out tonight’s dinner. One question remains: chicken or pasta? But instead of making the impossible decision, combine them. Everyone’s favorite protein plus everyone’s favorite carb is bound to mean happy faces around the dinner table. Here are 18 of our favorite chicken pastas, so you have one less thing to think about.

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Pasta Florentine with Grilled Chicken

There’s plenty of spinach in there too, so you don’t even have to make a salad on the side.

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Mushroom Chicken Marsala Pasta

So much savory umami flavor, so little time. (Thanks for the new addition to our dinner rotation, Gaby Dalkin.)

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Peanut Noodles with Chicken

This one by Coterie member Heidi Larsen also packs up nicely for a picnic or potluck.

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Cheesy Chicken Bacon and Broccoli Ranch Pasta

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Garlic Parmesan Pasta with Chicken and Roasted Bell Peppers

Use whatever veggies you have left in the fridge.

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Chicken Parmesan Baked Pasta

Comfort food at its finest by Coterie member Maria Lichty.

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One-Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta

With plenty of bacon and cheddar cheese. (And for the skeptics, remember when we thought barbecue chicken pizza was weird?)

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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Go ahead, add a little extra dry white wine.

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One-Pan Balsamic Chicken, Pasta, and Vegetables

Less time doing the dishes, more time watching HBO.

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Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Florentine Pasta

We know, sun-dried tomatoes haven’t been cool since the ’90s. But if they mean creamy, flavor-filled pastas like this one, we’re ready for a comeback.

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Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta

A little bit spicy, a little bit creamy and a lot delicious.

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Chicken Teriyaki and Vegetable Bowtie Pasta

Why serve teriyaki over plain rice when you can have this gorgeous bowl of bowties instead?

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Caesar Chicken Pasta

This recipe uses light cream cheese instead of butter or cream, which means you can have seconds (or thirds) without any guilt.

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One-Pot Italian Chicken and Orzo

This veggie-packed dish is ready in under 30 minutes. We believe in miracles!

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One-Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

Because sometimes you need a break from Taco Tuesday.

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Chicken Pesto Pasta

Rule of thumb: If it has pesto, we’re making it.

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Casserole

This cozy casserole just screams out “sweater weather,” and we are here for it.

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Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

Because pasta night doesn’t have to mean a carb coma.

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