Chicken Primavera Recipe

Published on October 15th 2023 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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We are looking for comfort food that's ready in a jiffy. This Chicken Primavera is a quick 30-minute dinner that's loaded with flavor. This version features fresh cherry tomatoes, green peas, broccoli, spaghetti pasta, and seared chicken breast. It is a light yet filling dinner that the whole family will love. Are you looking for some more quick and easy dinners? Try our Air Fryer Chicken and Vegetables or Instant Pot Pho.


What is primavera sauce made of?

Primavera sauce comprises chicken broth, white wine, Parmesan cheese, and heavy cream. 


How many carbs are in chicken primavera?

There are 15 grams of net carbs in each serving of chicken Primavera. 


What are the origins of Primavera?

The name Primavera is Italian in origin. It means spring. However, even though the name sounds Italian, Primavera was popularized in the US during the 1970s.


What drink goes well with chicken primavera?

Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Grigio go well with chicken Primavera. These crisp and acidic wines highlight the fresh vegetables in chicken Primavera. If you do not drink wine, non-alcoholic sparkling wine, lemonade, or sparkling water pair well with chicken Primavera. 


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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
4 persons


  • 8 ounces Dry Spaghetti


  • 2 cups Broccoli Florets 


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil


  • 1 pound Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher Salt


  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder 


  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder  


  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper 


  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced 


  • 2 Shallots, minced


  • 1 teaspoon Dried Basil


  • 1 teaspoon Dried Rosemary


  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, quartered


  • 1 cup Frozen Peas


  • 1/4 cup White Wine


  • 1/4 cup Low-Sodium Chicken Broth 


  • 1/3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream


  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Cheese


  • 4 Cherry Tomatoes, sliced, for garnish


  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Basil, chopped for garnish


Cook spaghetti in salted boiling water using the package directions. Add broccoli to the spaghetti water during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain the spaghetti and broccoli in a colander and set them aside.


Cook spaghetti noodles and broccoli

Place olive oil into a large skillet and set it over medium-high heat. 


Prepare skillet for cooking

Place chicken breasts in a bowl, sprinkle the 1 teaspoon kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper over them, and toss to coat them in the seasoning. 


Prepare chicken breast

Next, add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook them for 5–8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are browned. 


Cooing the chicken

Place the chicken breasts onto a plate and set them aside. 


Setting aside cooked chicken

Add garlic, shallots, basil, and rosemary, and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. 


Suite garlic, shallots, basil and rosemary

Add cherry tomatoes, frozen peas, and the remaining salt, and cook for 3 minutes. 


Cooking tomatoes and frozen peas

Add white wine and use your cooking spoon to scrape the browned bits of food off the bottom of the skillet. 


Adding wine

Stir in chicken broth and heavy whipping cream and cook for 2 minutes. 


Adding chicken broth and whipping cream

Add pasta, broccoli, and chicken breasts and toss to combine. Cook for 2 minutes until everything is heated through.


Adding broccoli and chicken breasts

Add Parmesan cheese and toss to combine. Remove the chicken Primavera from the heat, divide it between 4 plates, and top with sliced cherry tomatoes and basil. 

Serving the Chicken Primavera
Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

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Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon