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One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

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This creamy and cheesy one pot chicken parmesan pasta is ideal for busy families.
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  1. One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta Ingredients
  2. How To Make This One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This easy one pot chicken parmesan pasta is the right choice if you love chicken parmesan but hate washing dishes. In this recipe, everything all cooks in the same pot to create a creamy, cheesy, and delicious meal with minimal mess that the whole family will love.

For more easy one-pot meals, take a look at our sausage and peppers or our one pot chicken and rice.

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One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic paste
  • 16 ounces dried rigatoni pasta
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar of Ragu Old World Traditional Pasta Sauce
  • 24 ounces of chicken stock
  • 1½ cups of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup of parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, finely chopped

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CHICKEN: To make this dish suitable for vegetarians, you could leave out the chicken, or use a vegetarian chicken substitute. You should also swap the chicken stock for vegetable stock.

GARLIC: If you don’t have garlic powder, garlic salt, and garlic paste, you can just add more of the type of garlic that you do have. Fresh or frozen garlic will also work for this recipe.

RAGU PASTA SAUCE: This is our favorite sauce to make one-pot parmesan chicken, but any brand of tomato sauce will be fine or you could use homemade pasta sauce.

RIGATONI PASTA: Penne pasta is a good substitute for rigatoni, or you could use whatever shape of pasta you have in the cupboard for this easy recipe.

MUSHROOMS: These will make a great optional extra to add if you wish.

CHERRY TOMATOES: Fresh cherry tomatoes sliced in half will also make a great addition if you wish.

SPICE: If you like your pasta dishes a bit spicy, you could add a dash of red pepper flakes to increase the spice in this dish.

How To Make This One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta Recipe

STEP ONE: Add olive oil to a Dutch oven and heat it over medium heat.

STEP TWO: Add the chicken pieces, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and garlic salt. Stir to combine. Cook chicken until it is almost cooked through.

One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta process shot of chicken being cooked with seasoning in a pot

STEP THREE: Add the onion and garlic paste. Stir to combine. Let it cook for five to seven minutes, or until the onions are soft and translucent.

STEP FOUR: Pour in the pasta sauce and chicken broth. Add the uncooked pasta. Stir to combine.

One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta process shot of pasta added to the pot

STEP FIVE: Cover and simmer for twelve to fourteen minutes, or until the pasta is done.

PRO TIP:

Al dente is the ideal consistency for pasta. The pasta will be tender and will still have a slightly firm texture when you bite into it.

STEP SIX: Add half a cup of mozzarella cheese and stir. Top the pasta with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese, cover, and let it melt. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.

PRO TIP:

If you like golden brown crispy cheese, finish this dish under the broiler for a few minutes.

One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta process shot of mozzarella added to the pot of pasta

How To Serve

This delicious dinner would be perfect served with garlic bread and a Caesar salad on the side. This dish is fancy enough to serve guests while being easy enough to whip up on a hectic weeknight.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Cooked chicken parmesan pasta can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat thoroughly in the microwave or on the stovetop.

IN THE FREEZER: This one-pot chicken pasta can be stored in the freezer for up to two months in an airtight container.

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This one pot chicken parmesan pasta recipe is so quick and easy to make – it’s one of our favorite weeknight family meals. Creamy, cheesy, and garlicky, this dish is packed full of flavor, and the fact that it leaves fewer dishes is a huge bonus!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts in this one pot recipe?

This easy chicken recipe would work fine with boneless skinless chicken thighs as well. Just cut them up into small pieces and continue with the recipe.

What is a Dutch oven?

A Dutch oven is a thick, heavy metal or ceramic cooking pot with a lid. You could also use a soup pot or a stockpot. 

Can I freeze this dish?

This recipe is a great choice to freeze, either as a make-ahead dish or as leftovers. It will last in the freezer for up to 2 months stored in an airtight container.

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One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

5 from 28 votes
This creamy and cheesy one pot chicken parmesan pasta is ideal for busy families.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 16 ounces dried rigatoni pasta
  • 24 ounces Ragu Old World Traditional Pasta Sauce
  • 24 ounces chicken stock
  • cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a Dutch oven over medium heat, add olive oil, bite-sized chicken pieces, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and garlic salt. Stir to combine. Cook until chicken is most of the way cooked through.
  • Add onion and garlic paste. Stir to combine. Let cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until onions are soft and translucent.
  • Pour in pasta sauce and chicken broth. Add rigatoni pasta. Stir to combine. Cover and let cook on a low simmer for 12 to 14 minutes, or until pasta is done.
  • Add mozzarella cheese and stir. Top the pasta with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese then cover and let melt. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve!

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Notes

  • Al dente is the ideal consistency for pasta. The pasta will be tender and will still have a slightly firm texture when you bite into it.
  • If you like golden brown crispy cheese, finish this dish under the broiler for a few minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1089mg | Potassium: 780mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 346IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 341mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Ann DeMell says

    5 stars
    Another yummy recipe I can’t wait to try! I think I’d use a gluten free rigatoni if I can find it!

  2. Pam says

    This is just my kind of recipe! I love that it’s a one pan recipe, and I love the chicken, cheese, and pasta. YUM. I’ll be featuring it at Thursday Favorite Things tomorrow. 🙂

  3. Debbie-Dabble says

    This looks really good and is something that i am definitely going to try!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

  4. Christine says

    5 stars
    Sooooo good and super easy! My family approved, I just added extra cheese and didn’t measure the spices. Wondering if this can be cooked in a crock pot?

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