Chicken Pasta with Brussel Sprouts is lightly coated with a nutty sauce that’s speckled with delicious Brussels sprouts and sprinkled with cheese.

Brown Buter Brussel Sprout Pasta

Chicken Pasta with Brussel Sprouts

You just have to try the amazing duo of Chicken Pasta and brown butter Brussels sprouts.  The textures of these ingredients, the garlic chicken, the chewy noodle, and the buttery Brussels sprouts,  blend perfectly together.  If you have been following the blog for a while, you have probably seen the recipe for brown butter brussels sprouts. For this dish, we take that recipe up to a whole new level by adding more ingredients that you will love.

If you have read this far, I think that means that you are at least slightly interested in Brussels sprouts.  I feel like a broken record, but this is how I talk to my picky eater.  “Just try it!”  “It’s good I promise!”  “You won’t know you love it if you never try!”  For real though, I am not messing around.  Brussel Sprout Pasta will convert you if you are still questioning whether you will like Brussels sprouts or not.  What do you have to lose!

Bring on the Sprouts!

Chicken Pasta with Brussels Sprouts is a perfect light dish for spring and summer.  Some pasta dishes can really be weighed down with heavy cream and thick tomato sauces.  The light and nutty sauce in this dish keep it fluffy and not too heavy.  Pair it with some Country Garlic Cheese Bread and thank me later.

Garlic Chicken on a bed of pasta and brussel sprouts

You can also dress up this dish by adding some crispy thick-cut bacon.  We like to mix it up from time to time!

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4.75 from 4 votes

Chicken Pasta with Brussels Sprouts

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Chicken Pasta with Brussels Sprouts is lightly coated with a nutty sauce that’s speckled with delicious Brussels sprouts and sprinkled with cheese.



  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  • ½ pound penne pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, washed and halved
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parmesan cheese, grated for garnish


  • In a medium non-stick pan, heat butter and olive oil.
  • Mix together salt, pepper, and garlic powder and sprinkle over both sides of chicken. Place seasoned chicken into the pan and cook 3-5 minutes on each side until browned. Chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165°F. Once cooked through, remove from the pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan that you cooked the chicken in, heat the olive oil until shimmering. Place the Brussels sprouts, cut side down and cook for 3 minutes. Flip the sprouts and cook for 1 more minute. The sprouts should be slightly charred on each side. Set aside while making the brown butter.
  • In a small sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Once the butter bubbles, begin whisking occasionally to prevent from bubbling over. Once the butter foams, whisk vigorously until golden brown bits form. Remove from heat immediately. Add the garlic and stir. Pour over the Brussels sprouts and toss to coat.
  • Add the Brussels sprouts to the pasta and toss. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle on the Parmesan.
  • Slice the chicken and place on top of the pasta mixture. Serve immediately.


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  1. 5 stars
    Ok so like this one easy quick and delicious lol definitely will be adding my touch lol thanks good one

  2. This was delicious! Used gF pasta, added a cup of chicken broth per a review, added some red onion and used frozen Brussels sprouts. Thanks for recipe!

    1. I plan on using frozen brussel sprouts and was wondering 1st someone’s opinion. How did using frozen Brussels sprouts turn out?

  3. It was delicious. For extra moisture, add a little pasta water to entire mixture, and a little extra parm. I worry about ALL THAT BUTTER. Over 2 TBLSPN per serving, not very heart healthy. Any suggestions?

  4. i did add a few tbl. water to sprouts and a lid and steamed them until soft.also large diced the chix and mixed it in.all in all a great dish l will make again.

  5. A wonderful recipe! I made with both chicken and salmon. Also used lentil pasta and unsalted grass fed butter. Was so delicious!!

  6. Looks kind of dry! I did make but added 1 cup chicken broth at the end. Also 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce. Gives it more flavor. Also you can use broccoli instead of sprouts! Good recipe though.

  7. Hi, How much chicken,Brussel sprouts ,pasta .If you are making it for about five people? Thanks

    1. I would double the recipe to be safe, you’ll probably have to cook the brussel sprouts in batches. Enjoy!

  8. I want to make this bcuz it’s looks so delicious. I can’t seem to print it or even pin it. Help!

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