If you are looking for a quick and easy meal that the whole family will love, this Chicken Pasta with Feta and Tomatoes is a family favorite. If you have seen the viral TikTok Pasta video, this is my gluten free version! All you need is 20 minutes to make this stovetop!

A plate of gluten free chicken pasta with feta and tomatoes.

I am so excited about this recipe because EVERYONE in the family loved it…they absolutely devoured it! It is a delicious pasta dish because the tomatoes and feta cheese take it over the top!

You can make it anytime! I love this recipe for those busy school nights. Dip these Gluten Free Breadsticks or these Gluten Free Dinner Rolls into the sauce!

Why my family loves this chicken pasta with feta dinner:

  • You can make it quickly in a skillet on your stove in just 20 minutes.
  • Any gluten free pasta will taste incredible in this feta cheese pasta recipe. I used chickpea rotini pasta.
  • Vary the herbs you use! I loved using fresh oregano! Basil is another popular herb used in pasta dishes.
  • The feta cheese makes the sauce so creamy, but you can also use goat cheese!

I just made this last night. Yum!”

erica v., blog comment

Allergen Information:

This homemade chicken and feta pasta recipe is gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, soy-free, and oat-free.

Photos of the feta chicken ingredients.

Ingredient Notes:

For the full list of ingredients and amounts, please go to the recipe card below.

  • Pasta – Any type will work, even zucchini zoodles.
  • Chicken – Use chicken breast or boneless chicken thighs.
  • Tomatoes – I like to use grape tomatoes for this recipe because they don’t turn to mush when cooked.
  • Garlic – Use minced garlic cloves or jarred minced garlic.
  • Feta Cheese – Buy one block of feta, or use crumbled feta cheese. Do NOT use low-fat or reduced-fat, as that will affect the creamy texture of this recipe.
  • Herbs—As I mentioned above, fresh oregano and basil are best. If you can’t find fresh in stores, you can use dried herbs, but you will need fewer dried herbs.
  • Feel free to toss in other vegetables!

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

Photos of steps 1 and 2 making the chicken feta.

Step 1: Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook 1 minute. Add the chicken.

🔑 Sandi says: I recommend a non-stick pan (or a green pan or cast iron skillet) for easy clean-up.

Step 2: Add the tomatoes, fresh herbs, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook until the chicken is halfway cooked, and flip it over.

Photos of steps 3 and 5 making the chicken pasta.

Step 3: Add the feta cheese. Cover and turn the heat down to low to simmer. Cook until the cheese is melted. Use a meat thermometer to double-check that your cooked chicken is 165º F.

Step 4: Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook your spaghetti according to package directions. Avoid mushy pasta with my expert gluten free pasta cooking tips! When the pasta is cooked, pour it into a colander to drain.

Step 5: Pour the chicken mixture into the cooked pasta. Mix the tomato feta pasta well. Serve it hot. You can top it with grated parmesan if you like.

Step 6: Store leftovers in an airtight container in your refrigerator. It should keep fresh for up to 3 days. Because of the pasta in this feta chicken recipe, it will not freeze well. If you make just the chicken, feta, and tomato part, you can freeze that, then thaw it in a skillet and add fresh pasta.

Make a batch of these Gluten Free Breadsticks or Gluten Free Garlic Knots to dip in the sauce.

A skillet with cooked chicken and tomatoes in a feta cheese sauce.

Try these fun flavor variations!

  • Use goat cheese instead of feta cheese for a smoother, creamy flavor.
  • Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream for a creamier sauce! (I recommend an extra garlic clove if you do this.)
  • Any gluten-free pasta, even zucchini zoodles, will work!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you add different vegetables to this gluten free pasta dish?

Yes, add any veggies you like. Many also like to add spinach to the feta and tomatoes.

Can you bake this like the TikTok viral pasta video recipe?

You can easily bake this like the TikTok feta pasta video recipe.

What do you serve with this chicken pasta recipe?

I usually serve this with a salad like my Kale and Apple Salad or this Beet and Feta Salad.

How long do you cook the pasta for?

Cooking time will depend on the shape of the pasta you choose to make. Spaghetti cooks a lot faster than Ziti. Always follow the cooking directions for pasta in the box. I recommend for gluten free to cook the pasta for one minute less than the box directions say.

You may also love this easy One Pot Gluten Free Chicken Spaghetti recipe! You may also love this Hissy Fit Dip Pasta recipe.

The top view of a plate of chicken pasta with feta. There is a blue napkin next to the plate.

More Gluten Free Dinner Recipes:

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which gluten-free pasta brand you used. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

A plate of chicken pasta with feta and tomatoes.

Easy Feta Chicken with Tomatoes

Sandi Gaertner
A quick and easy gluten free feta chicken and tomatoes skillet dinner. It is ready in just 20 minutes.
5 from 7 votes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dinner Recipes, Meal Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 304 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound chicken tenders raw
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces feta cheese
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano or basil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces cooked pasta 1 box
  • cup cream optional but it makes it really creamy

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook 1 minute. Add the chicken.
  • HINT: I recommend a pan that is non-stick (or a green pan or cast-iron skillet) so clean up is easy.
  • Add the tomatoes, fresh herbs, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook until the chicken is halfway cooked and flip it over.
  • Add the feta cheese. Cover and turn the heat down to low to simmer. Cook until the cheese is melted. Use a meat thermometer to double-check your cooked chicken is 165 degrees F.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil and cook your spaghetti according to package directions. Avoid mushy pasta with my expert gluten free pasta cooking tips! When the pasta is done cooking, pour it into a colander to drain.
  • Pour the chicken mixture into the cooked pasta. Mix the tomato feta pasta well. Serve it hot. You can top it with grated parmesan if you like.

Notes

  1. You can use any type of pasta you like for this recipe. I used chickpea pasta for a little extra protein. 
  2. This feta chicken pasta will keep fresh up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Variations:

  • Use goat cheese instead of feta cheese for a smoother creamy flavor.
  • Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream for a creamier sauce! (I recommend an extra garlic clove if you do this.)
  • Any pasta will work, even zucchini zoodles!

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 22gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 503mgPotassium: 536mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 988IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 151mgIron: 2mg
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This post was updated with better recipe details from an old October 2021 post.

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    OK, I’m going to be “that person” who changed the recipe and still comments, but I thought my idea might be helpful to others. I was planning to make this tonight but by the time I got home after work it was so hot in my house, and I just couldn’t face turning on the stove for the whole meal. So, I threw all the ingredients just as written into 2 foil packs and put them on the grill on indirect heat for about 20 minutes. I did cook pasta to go with it, but I used our ultra high burner and the water boiled pretty quickly, so all in all it generated way less heat than cooking the chicken in a skillet would have. So I did change the cooking method but still, this was a great recipe. Thank you so much! I’ll be making it again, probably next time on the stove.

    1. I love it, Jen! I often use my grill and the side burner when it is hot outside. (I am also known to plug in my air fryer outside on our front doorstep on hot days, LOL.) Thank you so much for all of the great suggestions!

  2. 5 stars
    I loved this dish. Quick and easy to make and very tasty. I added the optional cream and used basil as my herb of choice. My young granddaughters liked it also.