Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Skillet

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American
This one pot pasta is the perfect comfort food!


  • 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 of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (or evaporated milk for a lighter version)
  • 6 oz shredded italian blend cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella shredded
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded


  • 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