One-Pot Chicken, Tomato and Basil Pasta

one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

The most important note that I have for you regarding this recipe is that I have fallen in love with it.

Truly and deeply.

And I think the same might happen to you too.

Well, who wouldn’t love a meal that can be prepared within 30 minutes, where only one pot is used and the result tastes just wonderful? It is a simple and delicious dish that I highly recommend.

A real keeper!


one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

These are the ingredients that you need.

So yes, the only thing that you will need to prepare in advance is the cooked chicken. I cooked mine in chicken broth (not the chicken broth noted in the recipe list).


one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

1. To begin, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a larger pot over medium heat.

2. Chop the onions.

3. Once the oil gets hot, add the chopped onions and cook until the onions are translucent and softened, about 7 minutes.

4. Then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more.

5. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot – the pasta, crushed tomatoes with their liquid, cooked and shredded chicken, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, fresh basil, chicken broth, salt and pepper.

6. Stir everything together until well combined.


one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

7. Bring to a boil. Cover the pot, reduce to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes or even more, depending on the type of pasta you are using. Stir frequently. Cook until almost all the liquid has evaporated and the pasta has reached an al dente consistency.

8. Finally, add more salt and pepper if needed and stir well.


one-pot chicken and tomato pasta

9. This meal tastes best when served immediately with a generous topping of freshly grated Parmesan cheese!


one-pot chicken and tomato pasta



one-pot chicken and tomato pasta


With love,

(This lovely recipe was adapted from It makes 3 servings.)


6 thoughts on “One-Pot Chicken, Tomato and Basil Pasta

  1. 1

    So glad you loved the recipe! Yours looks like it turned out brilliantly and your pictures are wonderful! Cheers, Amy

  2. 2
    Helena says:

    Thak you for the recipe!
    Looks very delicious!

  3. 3
    elsie perez says:

    Good Morning Petra,
    I would have never found this recipe on my own; thank you for sharing it with us. It is just what I need for kids’ busy soccer and swimming days. Keep up the good work – you are so talented. God bless you even more! ~ Elsie

  4. 4
    Nusta says:

    Hi! I really love your blog, it’s full of nice and joyful things and I have it in my reader for a couple of years now, and I’m always happy to find a new post of yours.
    Allow me though, as a life-long-pasta-eater (I’m from Italy ^_^) a little doubt: how could you cook pasta that way? Pasta needs a lot of water to be properly cooked “al dente”, since it releases starch and it has to be free to release it in the water that you’ll throw away (to be true, you can recycle it, but not for another pasta… maybe for a “minestrone”, a soup, but I recommend it to wash the dishes)
    Anyway… You can cook a wonderful risotto, that way, but not pasta… You would make a “pastotto”!
    Better said, pasta is cooked differently all over the world and obviously you can choose your own style, of course, but if you want to try the “italian” style, you’ll need a big pot of boiling salted water! 😉
    You can stir it in the sauce for the last minute of the time indicated on the package, but not earlier or it will become “scotta”, overcooked.
    (I’m sorry if I made some mistakes, I’m not really fluent in English x_x You can find a better explanation here: )
    p.s. I checked on the site of the original recipe, and I read another comment from Italy: I’m sorry we are so fussy with pasta! XD
    Personally, I love it so badly that I can’t shut my mouth (or freeze my fingers) in cases like this! =P
    p.p.s. I will surely try your recipe, but with rice… Or barley, or farro, for an “orzotto” and a “farrotto”! Those, I can try u_u

  5. 5
    Adriana says:

    uh my son would absolutely love this. Thank you for sharing.

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