Mar
26

One Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta

One Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta - chicken, vegetables and creamy sauce packed into one pot!

Today, I have a meal that everyone will love. If you are still shoveling out from all the snow and hunkered down inside your house trying to get warm, this One Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta is warm, comforting and creamy. Oh, and did I mention, easy! One pot meals are great because they are relatively quick and easy and you don’t have a million dishes to clean. After a long day, the last thing I want to do is spend an hour cooking a meal and then another half hour cleaning all of the dishes. On busy days, it is easier just to make a quick salad or dice a mango and avocado and eat them straight from the flesh for dinner. But sometimes, all I want is a warm, comforting home cooked meal. This one pot pasta dish is chicken pot pie in pasta form.

I’ll admit, before I ever tried a one pot pasta meal, I was skeptical. How could all of these ingredients cook in one pot? Trust me, it works. Make sure pasta is just barely covered with liquid (add a little more if not). If the pasta seems like it still isn’t cooked, continue cooking for a few additional minutes.

Make sure to stop by on Friday because I will be sharing a round-up of one-pot meals from some of my favorite bloggers. No more worries about what to plan for dinner. I’ve rounded up enough one pot meals to last you more than a month.

One Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta - chicken, vegetables and creamy sauce packed into one pot! One Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta - chicken, vegetables and creamy sauce packed into one pot! One Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta - chicken, vegetables and creamy sauce packed into one pot! One Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta - chicken, vegetables and creamy sauce packed into one pot!

Yields 4-6 servings

One Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into one-inch pieces
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth, plus more as needed
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 8 ounces dry fettuccine pasta
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, plus more for topping

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add vegetables and minced garlic. Saute over medium heat until vegetables become tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Continue to saute over medium heat until chicken is no longer pink.
  2. Add milk, broth and flour. Stir to combine and add pasta. Add a little more broth, if necessary, to cover pasta completely (about 1/2 cup). Stir to combine.
  3. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce to low and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring every five minutes to keep pasta from sticking together. Remove lid and cook another 5 minutes to allow sauce to thicken. Remove from heat, stir in cheese and top with freshly chopped parsley.
http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2014/03/26/one-pot-creamy-chicken-noodle-pasta/

Source: adapted from Yellow Bliss Road

One Pot Creamy Chicken Noodle Pasta is filled with chicken, veggies and creamy sauce! It only uses one pot!

78 Comments

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    One pot meals are THE BEST. Especially when they involve creamy and noodles and chicken in the same sentence! Love! Pinned

    • Ashley

      I agree, one pot meals make life so much easier!

    • Ashley

      Yes, we can! Thanks, Kelli!

  2. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    I’m in love with one pot meals. They make one part of my life feel sane. Looks creamy and delicious!

    • Ashley

      Anything that helps make life easier is a winner!

  3. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

    I adore one pot meals! They are the best and this looks so good and creamy! Pinned and definitely trying! :)

  4. Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    I wish I could take a fork and start twirling it in that creamy pasta! Looks delicious. Pinning!

  5. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum!

    Oh yess! This looks perfectly creamy and dreamy. One pot meals are the very best. We’ll definitely be devouring this soon!

    • Ashley

      Once you try one, you will be hooked!

  6. marcie

    This one pot meal looks delicious, and since I hate clean-up, I think it’s perfect for me! :)

    • Ashley

      Clean-up is the worst! Now I need to try to learn how to bake with only one bowl and I will be all set :)

  7. Camille

    What a cozy & hearty recipe. My kids would love this and I would love the number of dishes to clean!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Camille! The fewer the dishes, the better, right?

  8. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    One pot meals are my favorite – the lesser dishes to do, the better! And this looks absolutely delish :”)

  9. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Ashley, this is soon to become a favorite. One pot meals for dinner are the best. Plus, it frees up the oven for us crazy bakers! Thanks for sharing, my friend. Already pinned!

  10. Kelly

    Creamy noodles and one pot? This is totally my kind of meal! Looks delicious Ashley – pinning :)

  11. Jamie@Milk N Cookies

    Love that this is so creamy, but without actually using any heavy cream. One-pot meals are fantastic, especially on a weeknight. And chicken pot pie in pasta form? There’s nothing not to like about that!

  12. Beth @ bethcakes

    This looks perfect for dinner! I love one pot meals, plus chicken and pasta. Looking forward to your round up tomorrow! I’m going to have to check those out for sure. :)

  13. Kelly - LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE

    Who doesn’t love not washing a million dishes after making an amazing meal?! One pot is the best! Love the simple flavors you used. Stuff people usually have on hand. Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Ashley

    I’ve been so intrigued by all these one-pot pasta dishes I’ve seen around! You have me convinced now that I need to try it. This looks so creamy and comforting! And anything with less dishes is awesome – since my husband still can’t move his one arm the dishes are all up to me for now – boooo! haha

  15. jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled

    I am all about one pot meals, and this creamy chicken noodle pasta looks delicious! I will be adding this pasta to our weekly meal plan next week! Pinned :)

  16. Pam Windeknecht

    Are the instructions correct cooking the pasta between 20 – 25 minutes plus an additional 5 to 7 minutes?

    • Ashley

      Hi Pam, yes, that is correct. The additional 5 minutes allows the sauce to thicken uncovered. Although I don’t think my directions were clear, so I updated them to make it clear. Thanks!

  17. Sarah@WholeAndHeavenlyOven

    Okay, this pasta is totally going on my menu for this week. It looks soo creamy and delicious. My family will love it! pinned.

  18. Victoria

    When do you add the noodles? When you add the milk, broth and flour?

    • Ashley

      Hi Victoria! Yes, the pasta is added just after you add the milk, broth and flour. Thanks! Hope you enjoy :)

  19. Karly

    This looks every kind of wonderful! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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  21. Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    Aaah yes, this is comfort food. My boyfriend prefers creamy sauces and he’d absolutely love this. And it’s all in one pot = I’m for sure making this.

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  23. Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

    Ashley, this is totally the kind of dinner I LOVE!!! I will be trying this very soon! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Night Fever Link Party – hope to see you again this weekend! Pinned to our group board!

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  26. anastasia

    This looks really yummy! And easy! Pinned this to my “easy dinners for school nights” board. :)

  27. Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered)

    This looks so good. I’m all about the one-pot meals. Less mess!

    And the ingredients look delicious together. Your pictures are really great, too, btw!

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  30. Sara

    It looks great, but the pasta won’t get mushy cooking it that long?

    • Ashley

      Hi, Sara! I’m not sure if you are asking a question or not. This is a one pot meal so the pasta is cooked with other ingredients. It cooks at a slower rate than if you were to cook it in boiling water.

      • Sara

        Ok, thanks! I didn’t realize pasta cooks slower with other ingredients. I’ll definitely try it tonight!

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  32. Kara

    Hi, I’m going to a potluck and wanting to make this dish. I was just wondering if the recipe could be doubled and still cooked in the same way and time? Any thoughts?

    • Ashley

      Hi, Kara! I have never tried doubling this recipe so I can’t guarantee results. If you do decide to double it, it would need to be cooked longer, until the noodles are al dente.

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  34. Martha

    can I add mushrooms and white wine?

    • Ashley

      Hi, Martha! I have never tried it myself, but you should be able to add mushrooms and white wine.

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  37. Deanna

    So, I made this tonight. I added mushrooms, spinach, a dash of worcestershire sauce, and a splash of white wine. It was super good. I will definitely be saving it. Thanks!

    • Ashley

      Hi, Deanna! I am so glad to hear that you loved it!

  38. brian

    Is the chicken cooked before hand?

    • Ashley

      Hi, Brian! In step one of the recipe you cook the chicken until it is fully cooked and no longer pink.

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  41. Choi de guia

    what kind of milk should i use, is it evaporated, or regular milk?

    • Ashley

      Regular milk.

  42. Lindsey

    This was delish! What’s the calorie count in this dish?

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  48. Denise

    How do you add the pasta and stir without it breaking in pieces?

    • Ashley

      Hi, Denise! I just stir it enough to combine the ingredients a little. You don’t have to stir too hard or else you might break the pasta.

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