This creamy Boursin Pasta recipe is a one pan meal on the table in 20 minutes! It’s fresh, flavorful, and will become a family favorite.

Looking for more pasta recipes? Try Tuscan Chicken Pasta, Pastalaya, Harissa Pasta, or Truffle Mac and Cheese.

Boursin Pasta with chicken served in a large cast iron skillet

Why I love this recipe:

  • Less than 30-Minute Meal – Boursin pasta is often my dinner solution on busy nights when I’m short on time and ingredients. It’s one of our favorites!
  • Creamy – The boursin cheese makes the sauce so creamy, flavorful, and incredible.
  • Picky Eater Approved – Every picky kid (or spouse) will devour this creamy pasta dish. We never have leftovers.

How to make Boursin Cheese Pasta:

Cook pasta in salted boiling water, according to package instructions, until al dente. Drain, but reserve pasta water.

Cook Chicken: Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add olive oil. Add chicken and cook until browned, turning once, until cooked through (165 degrees F). Remove to a plate to rest for a few minutes, before chopping into pieces.

Seasoned chicken tenders cooking in a cast iron pan.

Make Boursin Cheese Pasta Sauce: Add butter to pan then fry shallots for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low. Add 1 cup reserved pasta water to the pan and scrape up any browned bits. Whisk in Boursin cheese until melted and smooth.

Two process photos for making a Boursin sauce in a cast iron pan.

Assemble: Add cooked pasta and chicken to the pan then toss to evenly coat in sauce. Add a splash of pasta water, if needed, to thin the sauce then season with salt and pepper, if needed. Garnish with fresh parmesan and parsley then serve boursin pasta hot with homemade breadsticks and a wedge salad.

Cooked chicken added to a pan with boursin pasta and sauce.

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Boursin Pasta with Chicken, served in a cast iron skillet.
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 30 minutes
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Instructions
 

  • Cook pasta in salted boiling water, according to package instructions, until al dente. Drain, but reserve pasta water.
  • Cook Chicken: Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add olive oil. Once olive oil is hot, add chicken and cook until browned, turning once, until cooked through (165 degrees). Remove to a plate to rest for a few minutes, before chopping into pieces.
  • Sauce: Add butter to pan and fry shallots for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low. Add 1 cup reserved pasta water to the pan and scrape up any browned bits. Whisk in Boursin cheese until melted and smooth.
  • Serve: Add cooked pasta and chicken to the pan and toss to evenly coat in sauce. Add a splash of pasta water, if needed, to thin the sauce. Season with salt and pepper, if needed. Garnish with fresh parmesan and parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 507kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 38gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 317mgPotassium: 626mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 437IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 116mgIron: 3mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This is a great and easy recipe! I like it as a weeknight recipe because its great as is, but if need be, simple ingredient swaps can be made.
    My husband who’s learning to cook the occasional meals for us, because of a new baby, finds this easy to follow!
    **All the better if you can Boursin on sale! It freezes well and defrosts easily. Make sure to take the foil off if it goes in the microwave!

    1. I’m glad you liked it! I buy my Boursin in a 3-pack from Costco, if that’s a more affordable option?

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