Recipe: One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 oz. dried short-cut pasta
  • 24 oz. jar marinara sauce
  • Water to fill empty marinara sauce jar
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Additional dried Italian seasoning, optional
  • Fresh parsley and/or basil, minced for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a large pot or skillet, add a drizzle of olive oil and heat over medium-high heat.  Add chicken, season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.  Cook about 5 minutes, until chicken is most of the way cooked through.  Remove to a plate.
  2. Add onion and garlic to the pot and cook about 2-3 minutes, until soft.  Pour in marinara sauce, fill up empty sauce jar with water and add to the pot.  Bring to a boil, then reduce to a strong simmer.
  3. Add chicken and pasta, stir, and then cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, until pasta is cooked to your liking.  Stir in Parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese.
  4. Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese on top of the dish and cook another 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted and gooey.
  5. Sprinkle with additional Italian seasoning if desired, and garnish with parsley or basil.

Prep: 10 min. | Cook: 20 min. | Ready: 30 min.

Hannah Menslage
Hannah Menslage

Hannah Menslage is the assistant publisher and editor of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines. She also writes a lifestyle column and manages the social media accounts for these publications. Hannah is a journalism/communications student in the Valenti school at the University of Houston. In her free time, Hannah enjoys gardening, cooking and baking, hanging out with her dog and cat, writing and completing fun DIY projects. Contact her with any questions at hannah@katychristianmagazine.com.