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garlic parmesan chicken mug pasta

Garlic Parmesan Mug Pasta with Chicken

A quick and easy mug pasta with a creamy garlic parmesan sauce and pre-grilled chicken tenders. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword mug pasta
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 450 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff


  • 1 packet (8 oz) Barilla Ready Pasta I used Rotini
  • 1 Tbsp (14g) Light Butter I used Land O' Lakes
  • 1/4 C (56g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt plain
  • 2 Tbsp (15g) Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Crushed Red Pepper optional
  • 1/4 C (28g) Shredded Mozzarella
  • 6 oz Cooked Chicken Breast or shredded rotisserie chicken


  1. Reheat or prepare the chicken before chopping it into bite size pieces or strips. (I used Cooked Perfect's Fire Grilled Tenders.)

  2. Microwave the Ready Pasta.

  3. While the pasta is in the microwave, mix the butter, yogurt, grated parmesan, and seasoning in a bowl. Stir until smooth.

    sauce for the garlic parmesan mug pasta in a bowl
  4. Once the pasta is ready, toss it in the sauce before adding the chicken.

    pasta tossed in the mug pasta sauce
  5. Top with shredded mozzarella and microwave for another 30-60 seconds to melt the cheese. Be careful not to overcook. 

    grilled chicken on top of mug pasta
  6. If you'd like smaller portions, weigh the entire recipe and divide that by however many servings you'd like. The nutrition facts are for 1 serving or half the recipe. 

    garlic parmesan mug pasta with chicken

Recipe Notes

  • For cooking your own chicken, I'd highly recommend my pan fried naked chicken tenders recipe or the chicken from my full version of garlic parmesan chicken pasta.
  • Omitting the shredded mozzarella would save 40 calories, 3 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of protein, and .5 grams of carbs per serving.
  • You can use any pasta you'd like. Check out my BBQ Chicken Pasta Bake for instructions on microwaving uncooked pasta. 
Nutrition Facts
Garlic Parmesan Mug Pasta with Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Protein 41g82%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.