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This One Pot Chicken Cacciatore Pasta has all of those classic Italian flavors you love, but instead of taking over an hour to cook, it’s done in 30 minutes and all in one pot!

Try more easy one pot dishes, like my One Pot Smoked Sausage Pasta!

Chicken Cacciatore with pasta in a large pan.
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Why I Love This One Pot Meal

  • Everything is cooked in one pot, so I have less dishes to wash!
  • No side dishes needed – you’ve got a whole meal with chicken, veggies and pasta.


  • Chicken Breast – Cut into chunks.
  • Onion, Bell Peppers, and Mushrooms
  • Crushed Tomatoes
  • Chicken Broth – Opt for the low-sodium variety.
  • Minced Garlic
  • Oregano, Basil, and Crushed Red Pepper
  • Pasta – Some small, like penne or rotini.

How To Make One Pot Chicken Cacciatore

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  • Heat some oil in a large pot and saute the onions.
  • Brown the chicken, but don’t cook it all the way through.
  • Stir in garlic, pepper, and mushrooms and let cook for a few minutes.
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, pasta, chicken broth, and seasonings. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Chicken pieces cooking in a large pot.
Chicken and veggies cooking in a pan.
Crushed tomatoes, pasta and seasoning in a large pan.


Transfer fully cooled leftovers to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave at 50% power in 30 second increments until fully warmed.

You can freeze for up to 4 months, thaw and reheat. You may need to add a little water to help rehydrate the pasta.

Expert Tips

  • Cut chicken into as evenly sized pieces as possible for even cooking and the best results.
  • Enhance the dish with a cheesy finish. Add some freshly grated Mozzarella or Parmesan to the top.
Bowl with chicken, pasta and red sauce and a fork.

More Easy One Pot Meals


One Pot Chicken Cacciatore Pasta

4.50 from 2 votes
Chicken Cacciatore Pasta has all the classic Italian flavors you love, but instead of hours, it cooks in 30 minutes and all in one pot!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 pounds chicken breast cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1/2 medium sized onion about 1/2-¾ cup
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1/4″ strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper cut into 1/4″ strips
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1-20 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 1/2 cup small dry pasta (like penne)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Italian Parsley
  • Salt & pepper
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  • Heat a 5 quart (or larger) pot with a little olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook for 1-2 minutes, until they begin to soften. Add chicken in a single layer. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Brown chicken on all sides (about 3-4 minutes). The chicken does not need to cook through.
  • Stir in garlic, peppers and mushrooms and cook for a few minutes, until they start to soften.
  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, pasta, chicken broth, oregano, basil and crushed red pepper. Season again lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring once to prevent sticking. If the sauce is too thin, remove the lid and turn the heat to medium, stirring occasionally until liquid is reduced. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley. Divide into bowls and serve hot.


Use a nice heavy Dutch oven to retain heat and really let this dish cook up into something special.


Calories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 38gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 211mgPotassium: 858mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 804IUVitamin C: 66mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of “Yellow Bliss Road” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Angie says:

    Great recipe! Been trying to find something similar to my moms old one and this hits it on the head! Great job!

    1. Kristin says:

      That’s awesome Angie!

  2. Julez says:

    Some good recipes here. I am the cook in my family and since I work from home, I can get dinner going through the day either by way of my crocpot – Insta-pot or one 5qt ceramic iron pot. I like one pot mix and go dishes like these as they’re easy to put together, set and go. I was searching for a penne pasta chicken cacciatore like the one on this site. I will try it this week.

    1. Kristin says:

      Thank you Julez!

  3. A says:

    If I use tomato sauce instead of crushed tomatoes will the sauce reduce?

    1. Kristin says:

      Probably – but I haven’t personally tried it that way, so I can’t say for sure how it would turn out or how much to use. If you try it, please come back and let us know how it turns out!

  4. Jane says:

    When is pasta added or does it cook separately?

    1. Kristin says:

      The pasta is added at the same time as the broth, crushed tomatoes, etc.