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Creamy Chicken One-Pot Pasta

Creamy Chicken One-Pot Pasta
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 6
When the craving for a creamy, cheesy pasta strikes—but you still need to bring some protein and veggies to the table—this one-pot meal is your simple solution. Chicken, bell peppers and green onions make this a dinner that’s complete, comforting and little grownup all at the same time.
Updated November 2, 2018
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 to 1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup diced yellow bell pepper (about 1 large)
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12 oz uncooked rotini pasta (3 3/4 cups)
  • 1 cup frozen sweet peas
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion greens

Steps

  • 1
    In 5-quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Using slotted spoon, transfer to bowl; cover and keep warm. Add bell pepper, green onion whites, pepper and salt to butter and drippings in pan; cook over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened.
  • 2
    Stir in broth and whipping cream; heat to boiling. Stir in pasta; return to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 12 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in frozen peas and chicken; stir 3 to 4 minutes or until pasta is cooked to desired tenderness and sauce is thickened.
  • 3
    Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted and smooth. Top with green onion greens.

  • Smaller pasta shapes generally perform best in one-pot pastas. Be sure to taste the pasta before serving to make sure it’s tender.
  • Chicken thighs stay tender even with long cooking. Chicken breasts would dry out in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
670
Calories from Fat
300
Total Fat
34g
52%
Saturated Fat
19g
93%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
165mg
55%
Sodium
970mg
41%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
56g
19%
Dietary Fiber
4g
18%
Sugars
4g
Protein
36g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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