One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Recipe by Maria Vergara
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

450

kcal

Ingredients

  • 24 oz jar of your favorite marinara sauce

  • 16 oz dried short-cut pasta

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite sized pieces

  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced

  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • water to fill empty marinara sauce jar

  • salt and pepper, to taste

  • additional dried Italian seasoning, optional

  • fresh parsley and/or basil, minced for garnish

Directions

  • To a large pot or skillet or Dutch oven, add a drizzle of olive oil and heat over med-high heat. Add chicken, season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Cook about 5 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Remove to a plate.
  • 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.
  • Add chicken and pasta, stir, then cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, until pasta is cooked. Stir in parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese.
  • Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese on top of the dish and cook another 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted and gooey.
  • Sprinkle with additional Italian seasoning if desired, and garnish with parsley or basil.
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