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Kids cooking school is fun and rewarding! This Lotsa Pasta recipe was a huge hit here at Little Sprouts. Even the picky eaters like it. 

Garlic Butter Chicken and Peas Pasta (Hamburger Helper)

Chicken and veggie pasta with garlic butter sauce

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Garlic butter chicken pasta, homemade hamburger helpler
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Christina


  • 1 pkg pasta, your choice
  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme or dill
  • 1 bag frozen peas
  • 1/2 C. parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions and dump into colander to drain. 

  2. Add butter to pan. 
  3. Cook chicken on medium heat until no longer pink in center, or to 165 degrees. You can also poke chicken with a fork and if the juices run clear, it’s done. 
  4. Remove cooked chicken from pan and set aside. 
  5. Cut up onion and cook in pan on medium heat until tender and translucent. 
  6. Add garlic, herbs of choice, salt, pepper and grated parmesan cheese. 
  7. Stir and cook until well combined. 
  8. Add peas and cook until just warmed through. 
  9. Slice or shred chicken and add to pan. 
  10. Add pasta. Stir until mixed well.