One Pot Pasta with Chicken

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If you’re looking for something simple to put together in just a few minutes, you’re going to LOVE this! Super easy and versatile, with just one pot!

one pot chicken pasta with tomatoes, zucchini, pasta, onion and chicken

Using the basic recipe, you can add your favorite flavors to make it your own!  I’ve added zucchini but you can eliminate it or replace it with peppers, mushrooms or whatever you happen to have on hand!

I usually serve this up with a salad and some garlic bread for a fast weeknight meal!


One Pot Chicken Pasta

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Entree
Cuisine American
If you're looking for something simple to put together in just a few minutes, you're going to LOVE this! Super easy and versatile, with just one pot!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breast diced into 1/2" cubes
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes drained
  • 3 cups chicken broth + 1/2 cup extra if needed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 12 oz penne or medium pasta
  • 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan divided

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  1. Season chicken with salt & pepper. Heat olive oil over medium heat and cook chicken until no pink remains. Set aside.

  2. Add onion and garlic to the pan. Cook until onion is tender, about 3 minutes.

  3. Add 3 cups broth, tomatoes and cream and bring to a boil. Add pasta. Let simmer for about 15 minutes or until tender and thickened. If you need, add 1/2 cup broth till pasta is cooked. Mix in 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.

  4. Top with mozzarella cheese and remaining 1/4 cup parmesan, then broil 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 468, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 81mg, Sodium: 1536mg, Potassium: 1025mg, Carbohydrates: 50g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 42g, Vitamin A: 13.4%, Vitamin C: 27.5%, Calcium: 33%, Iron: 15.7%

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

Keyword Chicken Pasta, One Pot Chicken Pasta, pasta salad






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