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Tangy One Pot Chicken and Veggie Pasta Dinner

Have you discovered the wonder that is one pot pasta yet? Let me tell you, when I learned about this dinner time miracle, it was quite a revelation. Dump some ingredients all in one pot, let it cook together, and in the end you have a complete meal with minimal clean up? Revolutionary.One Pot Pasta Recipe

The possibilities are endless and I’ve had fun creating new flavor combinations. I’m excited to share with you my recent favorite one pot pasta creation with chicken, broccoli, and sun dried tomatoes.Creamy and Tangy One Pot Pasta Dinner - this is the real deal! An easy to cook meal you can feel good knowing your whole family will love! www.superhealthykids.com

I’ve played around with the method and the ingredients and have found when the pasta cooks in chicken stock it lends the best flavor. The pasta’s starch helps thicken the sauce naturally. It’s creamy, but doesn’t have any cream! I made a healthy swap and used Greek yogurt, which gives us a similar creaminess, but is much lighter.Creamy and Tangy One Pot Pasta Dinner - this is the real deal! An easy to cook meal you can feel good knowing your whole family will love! www.superhealthykids.com

If you have a pasta-loving kid, this recipe is a great way to help them enjoy broccoli. I’ve found that if you have a food your child is reluctant to eat, it’s much easier to have him accept it if you pair it with a favorite food. In this case, creamy and cheesy pasta makes broccoli much more appealing than it normally is to an average kid!Creamy and Tangy One Pot Pasta Dinner - this is the real deal! An easy to cook meal you can feel good knowing your whole family will love! www.superhealthykids.com

Yes, this is a delicious dinner. But what really makes the one pot pasta recipe a winner is how quick and easy it is.  Start to finish, you can have a complete dinner (that everyone loves!) ready in 30 minutes.  You must try this!

If you love the idea of the one pot pasta, check out my Spinach Artichoke One Pot Pasta Recipe. It’s another favorite!Creamy and Tangy One Pot Pasta Dinner - this is the real deal! An easy to cook meal you can feel good knowing your whole family will love! www.superhealthykids.com

Maryea is the mama behind the healthy lifestyle blog, Happy Healthy Mama, where she shares simple, real food recipes and inspiration for raising healthy kids in a natural home. You can follow her by signing up for her newsletter here.

Tangy One Pot Chicken and Veggie Pasta Dinner

Ingredients
  • 1 pound – chicken breast
  • 1/8 teaspoon – salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon – black pepper, ground
  • 3 cup – chicken broth, low-sodium
  • 8 ounce – penne pasta, dry
  • 3 cup – broccoli, florets
  • 3/4 cup – Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1 cup – sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup – Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/8 teaspoon – salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon – black pepper, ground
Directions
  1. After you have cut your chicken into bite-sized pieces, season it with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large stock pot, add the chicken, 2 cups of the stock, and pasta.
  3. Bring to a boil and boil for 7-8 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Add the chopped broccoli, the remaining 1 cup of stock, and the yogurt. Stir well.
  5. Continue to boil, stirring frequently, for an additional 7-9 minutes, until the pasta and chicken are cooked.
  6. Stir in the sun dried tomatoes and parmesan cheese.
  7. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
  8. Enjoy!

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8 Comments

Minakshi

Can you make this vegetarian without the chicken? Would you need less liquid?

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Sarah

This was surprisingly amazing! I used an extra cup of stock and swapped sundries tomatoes for spinach and also added some garlic. Even my VERY picky husband enjoyed this! Yum!

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Minakshi

Would this work as a vegetarian dish without the chicken? How would I need to adjust the liquid?

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My box of pasta is 12 ounces. How much do you think I should increase the liquid (broth and yogurt) to account for the 4 extra ounces?

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