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One Pot Chicken Broccoli Rotini

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It honestly does not get any better than our one pot chicken broccoli rotini! Are you looking for a delicious, easy pasta dish that will satisfy the whole family and leave very few dishes to clean up? Then this is the perfect recipe for you!

It’s a delicious, nutritious and filling meal that’s sure to please everyone you love, and it’s so simple to make.

pot of rotini and broccoli

Why we love One Pot Chicken Broccoli Rotini

This easy one pot pasta dish is so delicious, we couldn’t help but fall in love with it! It’s got a super simple, fresh taste, and the cream and parmesan add an extra level of richness. With just a few ingredients and a handful of spices, we get a flavorful, nourishing meal! 

What is one pot pasta

One pot pasta — if you haven’t already tried it, now is your chance, because it is life-changing! Basically this is just a method of cooking that uses just one pot to cook all the ingredients. Not only does this drastically cut down on the number of dishes at the end of the meal, but it also takes the flavor of this dish up a notch.

In fact, our favorite takeaway is the enhanced flavor you get when you cook all the ingredients together in one pot. Typically, you would cook pasta in boiling water with a lot of salt. The majority of the seasoning of the pasta happens during that rehydration process. By cooking the pasta alongside the ingredients, the noodles pick up all that extra seasoning! And we use broth to cook the pasta rather than water, so it’s extra rich.

pot of rotini, broccoli and parmesan cheese

Is One Pot Chicken Broccoli Rotini easy to make?

Absolutely, this dish is so easy to make! You’ll see just how easy it is in the next step, but honestly, that’s one of the things we love the most about this recipe. It is so simple and easy to make!

It’s a recipe that’s sure to please the whole family, is a kid friendly way to get some vegetables into the meal, and from prep to clean-up it’s totally simple and easy!

bowl of rotini and broccoli

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.

One Pot Chicken Broccoli Rotini

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This one pot wonder is loaded with chicken, broccoli and parmesan cheese. Perfect for a quick 20 minute dinner!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8
Calories

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

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

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14 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 😋

  6. 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

  7. 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?