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!

Overhead image of Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Skillet in a pot 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).

Overhead of ingredients for Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Skillet.

  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.

Cream being poured over other ingredients for Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Skillet.

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.

Close up of Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Skillet garnished with parsley.

Leftovers

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.

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Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Skillet with a spoon
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Review Recipe

Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Skillet

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American
This one pot pasta is the perfect comfort food!

Ingredients

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

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Heat oil in a large oven-proof skillet. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Stir in pasta, canned tomatoes, 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
Keyword Chicken Pasta
Close up of a serving of creamy chicken pasta skillet.
Close up of tomato chicken pasta in a skillet.
Top image - a serving of chicken pasta. Bottom image - chicken pasta ingredients in a skillet.

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