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3 Cheese Chicken Cavatappi

3 Cheese Chicken Cavatappi will have your family feeling like they are eating at a restaurant. Creamy, cheesy pasta topped with grilled chicken and bruschetta. It will be a family favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinade Time1 hr
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken Cavatappi
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 1593kcal


  • 2 to 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 4 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound cavatappi pasta
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 cups heavy cream can substitute half and half
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup shredded provolone
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper


  • Place chicken breasts into a resealable plastic bag. Pour salad dressing over chicken. Seal and marinate for 1 to 2 hours.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, basil and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Toss together and set bruschetta aside.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  • Cook chicken breasts in a heavy skillet over medium heat until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees, flipping halfway through. Rest 5 minutes and then slice.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a saucepan. Add in garlic and saute 1-2 minutes. Pour in heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and stir in mozzarella, parmesan, provolone, salt and white pepper until cheese is completely melted and creamy. Stir in cooked pasta.
  • Serve pasta hot topped with sliced chicken and sprinkle with bruschetta.



Calories: 1593kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 108g | Saturated Fat: 53g | Cholesterol: 329mg | Sodium: 1541mg | Potassium: 1017mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3380IU | Vitamin C: 11.7mg | Calcium: 467mg | Iron: 2.6mg