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5 from 2 votes

One Pot Chicken Spaghetti

Servings: 5 people
Calories: 394kcal
Author: Kristin


  • 1 pound of chicken breasts about 2 large, cut into one inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8-10 ounces uncooked spaghetti about 1/2 of a box
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 24-ounce jar spaghetti sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese or more, to taste
  • fresh minced parsley for garnish


  • Heat a small amount of olive oil in a 5 quart pot or skillet over medium-high heat and add onion. Stir and cook for a few minutes, until onion becomes translucent. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Add chicken and season with salt and pepper. Cook chicken until browned on all sides, but not completely done.
  • Add spaghetti sauce, chicken broth, water and seasonings and bring to a boil.
  • Add pasta and a couple pinches of salt; stir. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer for about 17-20 minutes, stirring at least once. Add more water or chicken broth if it seems dry.
  • Remove from heat and stir in shredded Parmesan, reserving about 2 tablespoons for the garnish, if desired.
  • Divide into bowls, sprinkle with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and minced parsley and serve.


Instead of spaghetti, try penne or rotini pasta. Use roughly 2-2 1/2 cups of dry pasta.


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3.7% | Vitamin C: 4% | Calcium: 26.7% | Iron: 7.7%