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Baked Feta Pasta With Chicken (Easy & Healthy)

This baked feta pasta with chicken recipe is an easy and healthy dinner that uses simple ingredients and supports your health goals!

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Why You’ll Love This Baked Feta PCOS Pasta Recipe

This baked feta pasta with chicken recipe is my own spin on the viral feta pasta from TikTok. It essentially takes it up a health notch by swapping some ingredients and adding some new ones too. Plus, it uses everyday ingredients that you can find in any of your local grocery stores

Truth be told, I tried the viral feta pasta a couple years ago when it was super hyped up and didn’t love it. I think I overhyped it in my mind. But I recently decided to give it another go and I can definitely say I’m a convert. I’ve been making this delicious dish once a week for at least the past 2 months. It’s just too easy to make and it’s super filling and satisfying.

Ingredients You’ll Need

ingredients needed for a baked feta pasta with chicken recipe.

Cherry Tomatoes – These little beauties don’t even need to be cut or chopped beforehand. They add great nutrients like lutein and lycopene, which may reduce your cancer risk. 

Chicken – I used one chicken breast for the entire recipe since the chickpea pasta also gives me some protein. If you’re not going to use a higher protein pasta though, you may want to include more chicken.

Feta Cheese – The star ingredient of this recipe! I recommend using the 8 ounce block of feta cheese, rather than feta crumbles. Feta cheese adds a little protein but a lot of flavor. It also adds a lot of calcium for healthy bones and blood pressure control.

Olive Oil – Extra virgin olive oil is packed with monounsaturated healthy fats that lower inflammation

Garlic – I used minced garlic in this recipe because I always have it in the fridge and it just makes things extremely easy for me, but you can absolutely use fresh garlic for more of a flavor punch.

Salt & Pepper 

Chickpea Pasta – This pasta swap is going to boost the nutritional value significantly. It gives you more fiber and protein to help keep you feeling full for longer to curb those cravings! This is one of my favorite chickpea pasta options.

Basil – I highly recommend using fresh basil here, but you could also use dried basil in a pinch…fresh herbs just seem to pack in more flavor! 

Spinach – I used baby spinach, but any spinach will work well here! This boosts the fiber, vitamin A and vitamin K content of this meal. 

How To Make It

I know I mentioned this was an easy one, let me show you just how easy it is! Here’s the steps to make this baked feta pasta with chicken recipe:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 

2. Place the chicken breast and feta cheese block in a 9×13 baking dish. Surround them with the cherry tomatoes and add garlic, salt and pepper. Toss everything together to ensure it’s all evenly coated. Cook it in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes. 

process shots of how to make a baked feta pasta with chicken recipe.

3. While that’s cooking, cook your chickpea pasta according to the package directions and set aside. Reserve ¼ cup pasta water, if desired, in case you need to thin out your feta sauce (I generally never end up needing it but you may prefer it!)

4. After about 35 minutes, check to make sure the chicken is cooked through and remove it from the pan. Gently smash the cherry tomatoes and feta cheese down in the pan and return it to the oven for a few more minutes while you chop the chicken into bite sized pieces. 

process shots of how to make a baked feta pasta with chicken recipe.

5. Remove the tomato & feta bake from the oven. Add baby spinach, fresh basil, and chicken to the pan. Gently stir, or fold it in, to combine. Then gently stir your cooked pasta in also – be careful not to be too aggressive because chickpea pasta can be fragile.

6. Top the finished dish with parmesan cheese if desired and enjoy!

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Variations & Substitutions

  • Make it vegetarian: omit the chicken
  • Make it vegan: omit the chicken and use a vegan feta cheese
  • No chickpea pasta? Use a whole wheat pasta or red lentil pasta instead
  • Substitute minced garlic, garlic powder or garlic paste for fresh garlic cloves
  • No feta cheese? Swap goat cheese in instead
  • Prefer spicy? Add some crushed red pepper flakes
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 to 4 days

What Makes it a PCOS Friendly Recipe?

If you struggle with the hormonal condition polycystic ovarian syndrome (aka PCOS), this recipe is a great way to enjoy pasta! 

To learn more about how to eat well for PCOS, don’t miss this post: A Dietitian’s 7 Day PCOS Diet Plan PDF.

This recipe uses chickpea pasta which is higher in fiber and protein than traditional pasta. By adding the olive oil and chicken, you’re balancing it out with healthy fats and even more protein. This helps to promote better blood sugar control, which is especially important if you have insulin resistance

Additionally, it uses lots of great PCOS superfoods, such as garlic, olive oil, tomatoes, and spinach. These provide lots of antioxidants to help lower chronic inflammation, which is common in PCOS. 

For more PCOS-friendly recipes, check this post out: 75 Easy PCOS Recipes For Any Meal.

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baked feta pasta with chicken in a white plate.

Baked Feta Pasta with Chicken (PCOS Friendly)

This delicious pasta dish is the higher protein version of the viral TikTok pasta. It uses simple ingredients and is the perfect weeknight dinner!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, healthy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 615kcal


  • 8 oz feta cheese
  • ½ lb chicken breast
  • 2 pints cherry tomato or grape tomatoes
  • cup olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ tsp salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp black pepper or to taste
  • 8 oz chickpea pasta
  • 2 cup baby spinach
  • ¼ cup basil chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place chicken breast and the block of feta cheese into a 9×13-in baking dish. Surround them with the cherry tomatoes. Pour olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic on top. Toss ingredients to make sure they're evenly coated.
  • Bake the chicken feta mixture in the preheated oven for approximately 35 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • While this is baking, prepare the chickpea pasta according to package directions and set aside. Reserve ¼ cup of pasta water in case you need it to thin out the pasta sauce.
  • When chicken is cooked through, remove baking dish from the oven and transfer the chicken breast to a cutting board.
  • Gently smash the cherry tomatoes and feta block with the back of a wooden spoon. Put the baking dish with the feta cheese and cherry tomatoes back into the oven for a few minutes while you chop the chicken into bite sized pieces.
  • Remove the baking dish and add the spinach, basil, and chopped chicken. Gently stir all ingredients to combine and the spinach has wilted. Then, gently stir in the cooked pasta until well combined.
  • Add fresh parmesan cheese and enjoy!


For leftovers, store in an airtight container for up to 3 to 4 days.
Substitute 1 tablespoon minced garlic for fresh garlic cloves. 
Substitute whole grain pasta or red lentil pasta instead of chickpea pasta. 


Calories: 615kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 956mg | Potassium: 861mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2821IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 371mg | Iron: 8mg

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