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Super cheesy and flavorful, this One Pot Cheesy Chicken Pasta is going to be your new family favorite. Simple to make with just a few ingredients and one pan for easy clean up.
Recently I was invited to sample Manwich sauces in the Regular, Bold, and Thick and Chunky varieties. I challenged myself to think outside the box and create a recipe that my family would love, and Manwich Bold was the perfect base for my recipe creation.
One pot meals are the best for busy weeknights, and are made even easier with the kid-stopping power of Manwich. My kids absolutely loved this meal and not only asked for seconds, but asked for it to be put in their lunches the next day, and that’s how I really gauge a winning recipe!
My One Pot Cheesy Chicken Pasta Recipe is super simple, with just a few ingredients:
When I first created this recipe five years ago, I used pre-cooked, shredded chicken. It’s a super easy way to speed up the recipe. However, if you prefer to cook the chicken within the recipe, just start with cubed, raw chicken breasts (about 2 that are medium in size or about a pound total). When you start to cook the onions, add the chicken to the pot and season with salt and pepper. Stir the chicken a few times, making sure to get it browned (or at least cooked) on all sides. The chicken does not need to be cooked all the way through because it will continue to cook with the pasta.
Boil the chicken and pasta in the manwich and broth for 15-20 minutes and BAM! A complete chicken pasta meal in just 20 minutes!
The beauty of One Pot Chicken Pasta recipes is that the sauce makes itself! The starch in the pasta is released during the cooking process, thickening whatever liquid you’ve include; in this case Manwich sauce and chicken broth. The final step is to add the cheese, which melts into the liquid, thus creating a luscious, creamy sauce!
We love this chicken pasta recipe with a simple green salad on the side. However, you could serve just about any veggie with it, or even add some to the pot when you’re cooking, like carrots, broccoli or peas.
Box grater – I love the large handle, and the different grate sizes for all kinds of cheese.
3 ½ Quart Enameled Cast Iron Pan – A versatile, multi-use pan that is a great addition to your kitchen.
Wooden spatula – This versatile piece is another essential. It’s works great at stirring food in a skillet, and it perfect for scraping up all those little bits of flavor that often get left behind.