Pasta with Chicken Peas and Sour Cream

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Pasta with Chicken Peas and Sour Cream myfavouritepastime.com_2825I want all my simple pasta recipes within reach. This is a great way of using left over chicken. I always have left over chicken but once in a while I also have that occasional left over sour cream after baking desserts or making a sour cream based topping for cup cakes. I decided to combine the two with a little Parmesan and the result was an easy and delicious sauce.

Past with Chicken Peas and Sour Cream myfavouritepastime.com_2826I served this with some banana milkshake on the side. It was a simple, healthy and delightful lunch. For dessert we had some fresh fruit salad. I wish you a pleasant week!

Past with Chicken Peas and Sour Cream myfavouritepastime.com_2824The recipe is so simple, I omitted the step by step instructions.

Pasta with Chicken Peas and Sour Cream

Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 20 minutes; Serves: 4-6


  • 400g short pasta (I used Penne)
  • 1 cup sour cream or Crème fraîche
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1-2 cups shredded, cooked, grilled or rotisserie chicken
  • I cup (125g) frozen peas, heated it in the microwave until piping hot.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta in plenty of salted water as per packet instructions until al dente. Drain thoroughly. Reserve half a cup cooking water.
  2. Meanwhile, warm the sour cream, milk and Parmesan in a pan over low heat until piping hot. Add chicken and peas and continue heating over low heat. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Toss in pasta. If too thick, add a splash or two of cooking water. Serve.


Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

16 thoughts

  1. Simple and yummy! Looks delicious. I have been using leftover chicken a couple times this week as well. Made a whole chicken Monday for dinner and used,some of the leftovers Tuesday with spaghetti squash, potatoes and pesto. The rest I used last night in quesadillas!

  2. It seems you read my mind. I always have leftover marscopone and you posted that pasta earlier. And I always have leftover sour cream and now you post this one. This is great. Thank you! 🙂

    1. I have more left over sour cream than mascarpone. I always make sure I use the mascarpone because it’s more expensive. Thanks and have a great weekend ahead!

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