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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? Honestly, look no further than this incredible One Pot Chicken Broccoli Rotini! 

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

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 ensure this pasta is the creamiest, cheesiest version of itself it could be!

We love how delicious it is with just a few ingredients and not too many spices. It’s very traditional Italian to not use too many additional spices in your pasta dishes, which is why we stuck to salt, pepper, and oregano, and we think the end result is delectable!

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 for all the ingredients, which drastically cuts down on the number of dishes at the end of the meal.

But that’s not the only benefit of one pot pasta dishes! Our favorite takeaway is that since everything is cooked in one dish, all the flavors mingle and imbue the pasta itself (in this case rotini) with extra flavor. And we use broth to cook the pasta rather than water, so it’s extra rich and decadent!

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!

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

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. 
Keyword 20 minute dinner recipe, chicken and broccoli pasta, chicken and broccoli recipe, one pot meal, one pot pasta
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  1. 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. 😋

  2. 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

  3. 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?