This one pot chicken pasta couldn’t be easier to make and features a creamy sauce, tender pasta, and juicy chicken, all cooked to perfection in a single pot.
Prep Time5 minutesmins
Cook Time20 minutesmins
Total Time25 minutesmins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: One Pot Chicken Pasta Recipe
12ouncesdry penne pasta
14.5ouncesdiced tomatoeswith basil, garlic, and oregano, drained
3cupslow sodium chicken broth
1cupheavy whipping cream
1poundleftover cooked chicken breast,sliced
Salt and black pepper,to taste
In a large pot, heat up your olive oil and add your onions and garlic. Sauté until the onions are soft and the garlic is fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the dry penne, tomatoes, spinach, and Italian seasoning. Cover the ingredients with the chicken broth and cream. Stir to make sure all the noodles are covered. Bring your pot to a boil and cook till the noodles are al dente, about 10 minutes. The liquid will not be completely evaporated.
Add the parmesan and mozzarella and stir to incorporate. The cheese will help the sauce thicken up.
Add your sliced chicken and continue to cook for about 5 minutes to allow the chicken to heat up.
Serve and enjoy
Freshly grated parmesan and mozzarella cheese are best as pre-shredded cheese doesn’t melt quite as well, but shaker parmesan and bagged shredded mozzarella works fine for a quick fix in this one-pot pasta.
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.