Recipe: Chicken Penne Pasta

I found the new Philadelphia Cooking Cream and decided to use the $1.50/1 Coupon to get it cheap. I made this Chicken Penne Pasta Recipe.  I put together this dish with what we had in the fridge and changed up the recipe a bit from the box. The Cooking Cream is kinda a cheat – instead of making a cream sauce – it made it super fast and almost impossible to screw up. {Note, I did say impossible, I am sure my sister could find a way. Love Ya Sis!}

  • 1 Box of Penne Pasta
  • 2 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 Large Green Pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 container of Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/2 can of Chicken Broth
  • Container of Philadelphia Cooking Cream
  • 8-12 Fresh Basil strips to taste
  • 1 clove fresh minced Garlic
  • Italian Seasoning to Taste
  • Pinch of Black Pepper

Pound out chicken until roughly a 1/2 inch thick. Cut into strips. Grill or pan cook chicken.  While chicken is cooking, cook pasta according to package.

Once chicken is cooked, add green peppers and cooked chicken in a pan big enough to hold pasta. Pour half of the chicken broth into pan.  Add garlic. Cook 3-5 minutes until peppers are soft.

Drain pasta. Add pasta to chicken & peppers. Mix in Philadelphia Cooking Cream until creamy consistency and then add tomatoes. (use remaining chicken broth if needed to thin mixture) Add basil and seasonings.   Cook  and mix 3-5 minutes on medium heat and Serve immediately.


  1. ddawb

    Your recipe here made me go to the store and buy some so I can make it too lol. At our HyVee these creams were on sale for 2/$4 so I used two $1.50 coupons and paid only 50 cents each!
    I’ll be trying this recipe this weekend. Thanks!

  2. YUMMY!! I cannot wait to try this!

  3. Jennifer

    What flavor Cooking Cream did you use? Original?

    • Shannon


      just the regular – thats all they had at redners..

  4. i just bought some cooking creme for less than $1 at my local grocery store with a store & manu coupon… now i’m off to buy some pene this weekend and make this recipe!! YUM. thank you for sharing!!

  5. Thanks for the tip- and the picture..I ran out and got this at Price Chopper today for $.74 with their facebook coupon stacking with the one you have posted! I am making it tonight and can’t wait ;)

  6. Andrea

    Shannon, at which store you find the cooking cream? and should it be in the same aisle as butter?

    • Shannon

      Yes I found it near the cheese and sour cream.
      I got it at Redners.

  7. Janice K.

    Looks yummy! I may have to use this for the House Party that I’ve been selected to have for this cooking cream.

  8. Carmen

    When are you going to post the recipe for the broccoli and chicken,it looked so delicious!

    • Shannon


      My Bad. I forgot. You just reminded me.

  9. robyn

    I haven’t seen the new cooking cream cheese in my stores yet. how does it differ from the regular?

    • Shannon


      its not cream cheese. It is a substitute for making a cream sauce.

  10. Sounds and LOOKS delicious!

  11. Leighann

    That looks so yummy, I’m going to have to try it.

  12. cassie

    Yum! I was just thinking earlier that I wanted to try it out tomorrow.

  13. Karine Holloway

    i was a cheat, i also used the phili cooking cream tonight the savory kind and made the enchiladas. i think it was a bit too creamy, very rich. When you are on the rush though i like the idea.
    On top of the great deal it was to buy it, shaws made it better i bought 4 used 4 coupons and ended up with a survey request equal to $5 for doing it. Gotta love it.

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