Ah the humble bowtie. So adorable in terms of pasta shapes, and yet so versatile! It’s a great shape for scooping up sauces, as seen (and tasted) with Bowtie Alfredo. The sauce is creamy and filled with melty cheese and tender, savory chicken; there are even notes of richness from a touch of butter. So, it’s a sauce you don’t want to miss out on, and that calls for bowtie pasta! A great pairing in the making is here with Bowtie Alfredo!

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  • 12 ounces bowtie pasta
  • 2 whole chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • low-sodium chicken broth, optional, to taste
  • 3/4 cup parmesan, plus more for serving, shavings or grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced


Step 1 –In a pot of salted, boiling water, cook the pasta to al dente according to the package directions. Drain the pasta.

Step 2 –Season both sides of the chicken breasts with the salt and the pepper.

Step 3 –Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 4 –Add the chicken breasts to the melted butter and cook until they are deep golden-brown on both sides and cooked through at 165 degrees F internally, about 4-5 minutes per side.

Step 5 –Transfer the chicken to a plate and slice it into thin strips.

Step 6 –Add the remaining butter to the skillet.

Step 7 –Add the minced garlic to the melted butter and cook, stirring to avoid burning, until it is fragrant, about 1 minute.

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Step 8 –Pour the wine into the garlic butter and allow it to bubble and reduce, about 1 minute 30 seconds-2 minutes.

Step 9 –Add the half-and-half, the heavy cream, the salt, and the pepper to the sauce mixture and whisk constantly until it is all combined.

Step 10 –Cook the sauce mixture until heated through and thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Add the chicken broth to the sauce if the sauce seems too thick.

Step 11 –Transfer the sauce from the heat and add the parmesan.

Step 12 –Add the hot pasta to the sauce and toss to combine.

Step 13 –Add the chicken to the pasta mixture and toss until everything is combined.

Step 14 –Taste the pasta for seasoning.

Step 15 –Serve the pasta topped with the parsley and the extra parmesan.

Step 16 –Serve.