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One Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta (no-boil pasta recipe)

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Our weekly pasta is here for the win! This week we are sharing this creamy One Pot Chicken Tuscan Pasta and it will knock your socks off!  It’s filled with fresh spinach, roasted peppers, sun-dried tomato pesto, and lots of herbs. It’s flavorful and so easy to make.

This pasta is ready  in less than 20-minutes, thanks to the no-boil pasta method. If you love our One Pot Spinach and Artichoke Pasta, this one will be sure to please! The parmesan cheese a long with the heavy cream gives it a nice creaminess, while the sun-dried tomato pesto, and roasted peppers give it a burst of flavor. We love that this pasta has protein, carbs and some greens, all-in-one –  Chicken, pasta, a lot of fresh spinach, and plenty of flavor!

What pasta shape to use

This shellbow  is perfect for this recipe, the sauce fills the insides, which bursts in your mouth. If you can’t get your hands on any, feel free to use regular shells, rigatoni penne, or rotini.

What is Tuscan sauce made out of

Tuscan sauce consists of fresh tomatoes, and lots of vegetables all sautéed in wine. A creamy version is finished off with fresh heavy cream (double cream in the UK).

What you’ll need to make the Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Boneless, skinless, chicken breast. We love using chicken breast for this recipe, if you prefer, you can substitute with boneless skinless chicken thighs.

Shellbow Pasta. These pasta shells are so cute. They are a cross between a shell and an elbow pasta.

Roasted Peppers. We are huge fans of roasted peppers, they give great flavor and are nice and tender.

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto. This packs a nice punch. If you can’t find this, feel free to substitute with chopped sun dried tomatoes.

Heavy Cream. The creamy element to this dish that really balances everything out. If you prefer a dairy-free alternative, substitute with full-fat coconut milk.

Parmesan Cheese. Parm is amazing, but if you have a favorite cheese, feel free to use it, You can use romano, asiago, or a blend of cheeses.

How to make Tuscan Chicken Pasta

  1. In a large pot or dutch oven on medium high heat add butter. Once melted add garlic and chicken. Be sure that this chicken is in a single layer. If the pot is not big enough, you may have to cook half and do another batch.
  2. Add salt, pepper, thyme, oregano, and crushed red pepper (if using). Cook for 3-4 minutes or until no longer pink.
  3. Add uncooked pasta, spinach, roasted peppers, sun-dried tomato pesto, and broth. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low for 12-14 minutes or until pasta is al-dente.
  4. Stir in heavy cream, and parmesan cheese. Stir until it is nice and creamy.

One Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Alia and Radwa
This no-boil pasta recipe has chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, sun dried tomato pesto, and a lot of fresh spinach! Jam packed with flavor and a quick 20 minute meal!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 people
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 lb diced chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 16 oz uncooked shellbow pasta
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted red pepper
  • 2 tbsp sun dried tomato pesto
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot or dutch oven on medium high heat add butter. Once melted add garlic and chicken. Be sure that this chicken is in a single layer. If the pot is not big enough, you may have to do batches.
  • Add salt, pepper, thyme, oregano, and crushed red pepper (if using). Cook for 3-4 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • Add uncooked pasta, spinach, roasted peppers, sun-dried tomato pesto, and broth. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low for 12-14 minutes or until pasta is al-dente.
  • Add heavy cream, and parmesan cheese. Stir until it is nice and creamy.

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Keyword 20 minute meal, creamy pasta recipe, easy dinner, easy pasta recipe, one pot pasta, quick and easy dinner, shellbow pasta, sun dried tomato pasta, tuscan chicken
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20 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made this dish several times and OH MY GOSH!! So good every time! The first time I made this my husband realized how good I am at cooking haha! Usually he’s the good cook but since finding your, page I am too!

  2. 5 stars
    I’m new to Food Dolls and so glad I found you! Made this for dinner today and it was a hit with the whole family!! I followed the recipe exactly, and it came out great! Thanks for a great recipe, and I love your videos!

  3. 5 stars
    My daughter-in-law fixed this for dinner tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I will definitely make it in the future. She has fixed other recipes of yours as well, and all have been keepers. My only other comment is that it would be great if nutrition info could be figured and listed as well.

  4. 5 stars
    I have now made this twice in 2 weeks. Everyone in my house loved it including a picky toddler. Besides tasting great fresh and as leftovers it could not be easier to make which makes this busy mom so happy. My cousins tried it too and we’re so glad I shared the recipe with them. The flavor of the roasted peppers and tomato pesto is perfect.

  5. 5 stars
    Definitely a new favorite! We couldn’t find sun dried tomato pesto at the store so made our own at home, but other than that it was perfect. Super easy to make. I’m a novice in the kitchen and I thought this was easy to make.

  6. 5 stars
    Omg I just made the Creamy Tuscan Chicken one pot pasta dish n it was most definitely a win in my house tonight. I made a Ceasar salad as well and everyone at the table was saying mmmm mmmm mmm haha I can’t wait to try more!!! Thanks ladies!! Wish I could post a picture…

  7. 5 stars
    I just made this with Sweet Earth “shredded chicken” and veggie broth as we are vegetarians. It was delicious! Absolutely loved it!

  8. 5 stars
    I hate to cook and this was very easy and so delicious! I even made a pot for my friend who was sick and she loved it too! I will say prep took me probably 30 mins, not the 10 listed.

  9. 5 stars
    So easy and so delicious!! Just had a baby and finding time to cook has been so hard. Thank goodness for Food Dolls!

  10. 5 stars
    I was drawn to this recipe because it looked delicious, but also it’s a one pot quick and easy meal. My husband and I don’t have much time to cook like we used to before our daughter was born. This was SO good. And my husband didn’t add pepper or Cajun seasoning to it, which is usually a tell tale sign it needs more flavor. Every time I try a new recipe I ask if I should bother making it again someday, and we both agreed that this one is definitely a keeper.

  11. 5 stars
    This is a busy mom’s dream dinner!! One pot, quick, and delicious. My 4 kids and husband gave it 2 thumbs up!! This is a recipe I will be keeping in my rotation.