Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta (one pot)

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Creamy Chicken Pasta is a great weeknight meal. Made with tomatoes, cream, cooked chicken, and pasta baked with cheese it is the best one-pot meal! 

Whether you’re cooking for your family or for a crowd, this one-pot entrée will be on your menu rotation for a long time to come!

Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Skillet with a spoon

How to Make Chicken Pasta Skillet

This one-pot meal is as easy as can be and just one pot needed!

  1. Add uncooked pasta, canned tomatoes, and water to a pot.
  2. Simmer until pasta is tender (al dente).

Ingredients for Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Skillet in a pot

  1. Stir in chicken, seasonings, and cream.
  2. Mix and bake until the cheese is melted and the pasta is tender.

Serve immediately with a slice of garlic toast to soak up every last cheesy bite.

Ingredients for Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Skillet with cream being poured on

Serve with…

Even though this creamy tomato chicken pasta skillet could be a meal in itself, it’s great paired with with favorite sides.

Salads: For a fresh and crunchy side dish trying serving with a strawberry spinach salad or this classic caesar salad!

Breads: Share the oven and serve with shortcut garlic parmesan rolls, bread and garlic butter or even dinner rolls.

Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Skillet in a white bowl with parmesan cheese


This chicken pasta skillet recipe reheats well!

  • To Store: Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • To Reheat: Pop a portion in the microwave or on the stovetop! Add a splash of cream (or milk) if needed.

One-Pot Pasta Dishes

Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Skillet with a spoon
4.92 from 12 votes
Review Recipe

One-Pot Rotini Pasta

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
This one-pot pasta is cheesy, creamy, & the perfect comfort food!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 ounces medium pasta penne, shells or rotini
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes with juices (1 can)
  • 2 ½ - 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups chicken chopped and cooked
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ cup heavy cream or evaporated milk for a lighter version
  • 1 cup mozzarella shredded
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded

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  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Heat oil in a large oven-proof skillet. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Stir in pasta, diced tomatoes with juices, water, and tomato paste. Let simmer about 2 minutes less than package calls for so pasta is VERY al dente.
  • Remove from heat and stir in chicken, seasonings, and cream. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is browned.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 423, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 83mg, Sodium: 550mg, Potassium: 305mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 783IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 411mg, Iron: 2mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Chicken Pasta, how to make Rotini Pasta, Rotini Pasta, Rotini Pasta recipe
Course Chicken, Entree, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American, Italian
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  1. I added chorizo and a pkt of chicken noodle soup to this and it was delicious. It was a bit runny so will put more pasta and less water in it next time.

  2. Nice but put oregano, basil, salt and garlic salt on the chicken and panfried with olive oil. I only had egg noodles and was delish.. I stirred the cheese in at the end. Def needs a bit more salt and seasoning but it was darn good

  3. My husband and I enjoyed the pasta and chicken one pot meal. It was easy to put together and took no time at all to prepare. I will be making this again. I cooked it per recipe but I will add more seasonings next time.

  4. It is a great recipe but it does definitely need some garlic powder and some salt. Otherwise it is way too bland. I added 1/2 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of garlic powder and I also increased the basil and oregano to 1 tsp each instead of just 1/2 tsp.5 stars

  5. Great easy recipe, almost no prep required! I found it needed a bit more seasoning though for me. I doubled up on the oregano and the basil and added a bit of salt and fresh ground pepper. But in all fairness, I only used half a cup of parmesan so that could be why it needed a bit of salt. I will make this again and maybe add a pinch of brown sugar or some shredded carrots to tweak the sweetness a bit. But I loved the gooey goodness of all the cheese and the fact that the sauce is not heavy and yet satisfying .. real comfort food :)4 stars