Get ready for a culinary masterpiece because our One Pot Chicken Broccoli Rotini takes easy and delicious to a whole new level! If you’re on the lookout for a pasta dish that not only pleases the entire family but also leaves you with minimal cleanup, you’ve just found your culinary soulmate.

This recipe is a symphony of flavors—delicious, nutritious, and filling. It’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and the simplicity of making it is the cherry on top. Say hello to a meal that’s both a delight to your taste buds and a savior on busy days!

pot of rotini and broccoli

Why we love One Pot Chicken Broccoli Rotini

You’re going to fall head over heels with this easy one-pot pasta dish — it’s a love story waiting to happen! It’s not just delicious; it’s a culinary romance. With a super simple and fresh taste, the cream and Parmesan swoop in to add an extra layer of richness that’s downright irresistible.

And the best part? With just a handful of ingredients and a sprinkle of spices, you’re treated to a flavorful, nourishing meal. It’s the kind of love affair your taste buds have been dreaming of!

What is one pot pasta?


If you haven’t given one pot pasta a whirl, now’s your golden opportunity, and trust us, it’s a game-changer! This cooking method involves throwing all the ingredients into one pot, and the result is not just a reduction in dishes – it’s a flavor upgrade.

Say goodbye to a mountain of dishes at the end of your meal; with one pot pasta, cleanup is a breeze. Plus, the magic happens as all the flavors meld together effortlessly. It’s a simple yet transformative approach to cooking that you definitely want to experience!

pot of rotini, chicken, broccoli and parmesan cheese

Is One Pot Chicken Broccoli Rotini easy to make?

Absolutely, this dish is so easy to make!

Honestly, it’s one of the things we adore most about this dish – the sheer ease and simplicity that make it a kitchen superstar. Get ready to see just how effortless and delightful cooking can be!!

It’s not just about the deliciousness; it’s a kid-friendly strategy to sneak in some veggies without a fuss. And from prep to clean-up, it’s a total win in the simplicity and ease department. Dinner has never been this delightful and stress-free!

bowl of rotini and broccoli with a spoon sticking out

How to make One Pot Chicken Broccoli Rotini

  1. Chop chicken into small bite sized pieces. 
  2. Heat olive oil in a 4.5 qt deep pot on medium heat. 
  3. Add garlic, chicken, oregano, salt, and pepper, and cook until chicken is no longer pink, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Stir in uncooked pasta and broth, bring to a boil, cover, and reduce the heat to medium low.
  5. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring half way through. Cook until pasta is al dente.
  6. Add cream, parmesan, and steamed broccoli.
  7. Mix all ingredients together until it is nice and creamy.
  8. Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh Italian parsley. 

How to store leftovers and reheat

To store leftovers, simply put everything in a container and seal it until it’s airtight. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days for maximum freshness.

To reheat, add a dash of cream to the pasta and microwave until warm. If you’d rather heat it up on the stovetop, put pasta and a bit of cream in a pot and bring to a simmer, stirring until ready.

a bowl of one pot chicken broccoli rotini

One Pot Chicken Broccoli Rotini

4.85 from 13 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
This one pot wonder is loaded with chicken, broccoli and parmesan cheese. Perfect for a quick 20 minute dinner!

Ingredients  

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 grated garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound uncooked rotini or similar shape
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups broccoli florets steamed (or 12oz steam-in-bag frozen Broccoli)

Instructions 

  • Chop chicken into small bite sized pieces. 
    1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Heat olive oil in a 4.5 qt deep pot on medium heat. 
    1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Add chicken, oregano, garlic, salt, and pepper, and cook until chicken is no longer pink, about 3-4 minutes.
    1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 3 grated garlic cloves, 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Stir in uncooked pasta and broth, bring to a boil, cover, and reduce the heat to medium low.
    1 pound uncooked rotini or similar shape, 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring half way through. Cook until pasta is al dente.
  • Add cream, parmesan, and steamed broccoli.
    1 cup heavy cream, 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese, 2 cups broccoli florets
  • Mix all ingredients together until it is nice and creamy.
  • Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh Italian parsley. 

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Equipment

1 (4.5 qt) Pot

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 627mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 709IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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27 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! Added onions, carrots with the broccoli. Used half and half instead of heavy cream, and whole wheat penne instead of regular pasta. Next time I think I’ll use 8 oz of pasta. Thanks so much for a wonderful dinner. Love your recipes!👍

  2. 5 stars
    This was just delicious! I did make a few changes though. I added sliced onion,carrots, along with the broccoli. I used whole wheat penne, half and half instead of heavy cream and probably 5 cups of chicken broth. I think I would use 8 oz pasta next time. I’m not being critical, I was just trying to make it a little healthier. But it really was wonderful. Husband loved it too. Thanks for a great recipe!👍

  3. I really appreciate having the amounts under each step of the recipe!! Will give this a try.

  4. 5 stars
    Delicious, simple and oh so delightful! My family loved this pasta and I made it on a night I was short on time.

    1. You can use plant-based cream and cheese, but the taste and texture probably won’t be quite the same. 😊

      Xo,
      Alia & Radwa

  5. 5 stars
    Made this today, and I will definitely be adding this to the rotation! So quick, and so delicious! I followed the recipe exactly. Loved it! Thanks for a great dinner!

  6. 5 stars
    Made this tonight for my husband, grandkids, and son. Everybody loved it, even my husband who is a hard one to please. Thanks for this one pot delicious recipe.

  7. 5 stars
    This was a good meal. Paired with salad & breadsticks. Easy to follow recipe, kids liked it. Perfect for quicker weeknight dinner. Will keep this recipe on hand to make again!

  8. So good, ( tipping my fork to you ) !! So easy, add a glass of wine and the perfect quick dinner, thank you for these recipes .

  9. 4 stars
    Cautionary tale : Don’t substitute penne for fusilli. Tastes good and as expected, but doesn’t look as nice because the broth didn’t cover the pasta (added water), and the ziti that didn’t get stuck to the bottom of the Dutch oven flattened out.

  10. 5 stars
    So easy and so good! I used bone broth and protein pasta for a protein loaded dish and it turned out perfectly. Added a little extra salt bc the bone broth isn’t well seasoned. 😋

  11. 4 stars
    I just made this and it is so good, the only question I have is should all the liquid from the chicken broth be drained? From the pictures it looks like yours is not as wet as mine was. Followed the recipe but maybe I missed something.

    First one I have tried but have been following you for awhile in Pinterest, looking forward to trying other recipes 🙂

    Thanks
    Kellie

  12. Hi!! I’m making this right now. In the blog post steps above garlic is mentioned but in the ingredient list it’s not there. How much garlic do you recommend?