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30-Minute One Pot Chicken Pasta

This super quick and easy one-pot chicken pasta ready in 30 minutes or less! perfect for a busy weeknight meal.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword lemon chicken pasta recipe, One Pot Chicken Pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 large chicken breasts cut into chunks
  • 1 Pinch salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree (usually gluten-free, but best to check if required)
  • 1 red bell pepper de-seeded and chopped
  • 4 1/2 cups (300g) dried pasta - such as spirally (use a gluten-free variety if required)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce (usually gluten-free, but best to check if required)
  • 28 oz (800g) tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups (300ml) chicken stock made from hot water from the kettle + 2 stock cubes (or 2 heaped tsp veg bouillon for gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk half fat or full fat
  • 20 sugar snap peas/snow peas roughly chopped
  • 1 packed cup (100g) mature/strong cheddar cheese grated/shredded
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onions. Cook for 3 minutes on a medium-to-high heat until they start to turn translucent.

  2. Add chicken, salt and pepper. Cook for another 3 minutes until the chicken is sealed (it is not cooked in the middle at this time).

  3. Add garlic, tomato paste, and red peppers. Stir and add the pasta.

  4. Now add in the oregano, Worcestershire sauce, tins of tomatoes, stock and milk. Stir and bring to the boil, then turn down to a gentle simmer. Cover with a lid or some foil and simmer for 12-15 minutes (checking occasionally) until the pasta is cooked.

  5. Add the chopped sugar snap peas (it's good to add them at the end so they're hot but crispy),

  6. Sprinkle the pasta with cheese and place it under the grill for a few minutes until the cheese has melted.

  7. Garnish with chopped chives and serve.

Recipe Notes

Source: 30 Minute One Pot Chicken & Pasta