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One-pot Chicken Pasta

Sneha Paul
This one-pot chicken pasta recipe is one of the easiest dishes I have ever made. It is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a lazy weekend breakfast.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 2 people


  • 1.5 cup shredded chicken
  • 2 cup penne pasta
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp garlic finely sliced
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp pasta seasoning
  • 2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 cup grated cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish

For the chicken stock:

  • 500 g chicken with bone
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tsp black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste


To make the chicken stock

  • Heat water in a pot. Add a few pieces of chicken (with bone), salt, ginger-garlic paste and black pepper powder. Boil for a few minutes. Remove the pieces of chicken when cooked thoroughly. Shred the chicken with the help of a fork and keep it aside.

To make one-pot chicken pasta:

  • In a pan, heat 1 tbsp oil over a medium-high flame. Add the chopped onions and saute it for 3-4 minutes or until it begins to soften.
  • Add the garlic and cook for a minute.
  • Add the tomato puree and cook for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then add the chicken stock, pasta seasoning, a cup of water and salt. Bring to a boil.
  • Lower the flame and add the pasta and stir well to combine.
  • Cover with a lid. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the pasta has cooked through. Stir at a 5-minute interval to prevent the pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the shredded chicken and stir well.
  • Then add grated cottage cheese or paneer and black pepper powder. Give it a nice mix. The cottage cheese will provide a creamy texture to the dish.
  • Top with grated mozzarella cheese and cover with a lid. Turn the heat off. Allow the cheese to melt completely.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.


  • In this recipe, I have used penne pasta but you can use any other pasta of your choice. This pasta is from the brand Tasty Treat. It is made with suji or semolina
  • I have used Keya's pasta seasoning, but you can use fresh herbs if you like.
  • Instead of adding store-bought cottage cheese or paneer, I have used homemade chena. It gives a creamy texture to the whole dish.
Keyword chicken pasta, one pot meal, pasta recipe