One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

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An easy one pot meal that's full of garlic, cheese, and flavor.
Time: 30 minutes
One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta. Easy meal ready in minutes.

One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta is an easy meal with simple ingredients. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner.

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I recently discovered the wonder of “one pot” cooking.  Really, it’s not a new concept per se, but it’s definitely a game changer.  It’s like using a slow cooker to make your meals, but instead they are ready in 30 minutes.

I made this meal by accident a few weeks ago.  It was a Sunday and we had been doing great at sticking to our meal plan all week.  On the menu that particular day was this really yummy looking Garlic Parmesan Chicken Lasagna Bake.  Why didn’t I make this, you ask? Well, being the genius that I am, I mistakenly thought I had a whole box of lasagna noodles in the pantry.  Nope, I had exactly 2 lasagna noodles.  Seriously, who only has 2 lasagna noodles lying around anyway?  Apparently I do.Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta 2I already had the shredded chicken ready to go, the butter melting, and the garlic and onion chopped up.  So what’s a girl to do?  Throw anything that sounds right into a pot and let it cook–that’s what.

And that is exactly what I did.  Since I was already planning to make a creamy sauce base with the butter, garlic, and flour, I left that part alone. I decided broccoli would be a great addition and a way to add in a vegetable to the dish, so I quickly chopped some up. I poured in some milk, chicken broth, chicken and pasta, let it come to a boil, reduced and let it simmer covered to cook the pasta.   After the pasta was cooked, the sauce was still a little runny, but it tasted so good.Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta

I thought adding in some cheese would be a good way to thicken up the sauce.  Besides, what good is a chicken and broccoli pasta without cheese?

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I think I could get used to this “one pot” cooking method.  Just throw anything that sounds like it goes together in a pot and let it cook.


One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

An easy one pot meal that's full of garlic, cheese, and flavor.
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One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta. Easy meal ready in minutes.
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes


  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup onion finely chopped
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cups broccoli chopped
  • 2-3 cups chicken broth enough to cover pasta
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups shell pasta or other pasta of choice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese


  • In a large pot, melt butter.
  • Saute onion and garlic until fragrant and tender.
  • Whisk in flour and cook for another minute, until golden.
  • Add in chicken broth, milk, chicken, broccoli, seasonings and pasta, stirring well.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer covered, until pasta and broccoli are cooked through (about 15 minutes)
  • Remove from head, and stir in cheese until melted.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 2831kcal | Carbohydrates: 204g | Protein: 179g | Fat: 144g | Saturated Fat: 86g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 47g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 619mg | Sodium: 3040mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 29g
Calories: 2831kcal
Author: Amanda

One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta. Easy meal ready in minutes.

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  1. Hello Amanda!! I have picked this as my fav from last week’s Teach Me Tuesday party. I so could have had the whole pot when I saw this. 🙂

    You will be featured at this week’s party. Thanks so much for linking up week after week!!!

    Have an awesome week!!

  2. Hello!! Just wanted to let you know I will be using this in a round up (posting soon) from the Teach Me Tuesday party! Very much appreciate you linking up with us 😉

  3. First, I didn’t know you blogged! Second…I’m totally making this for dinner. Probably tonight. I have a new Le Creuset pot that I’m dying to try something in! Yay for only having 2 lasagna noodles! This looks amazing!

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