Best Bites: Weeknight meals one-pot chicken parm pasta


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In the mood for some comfort food? Try this delicious and creamy one-pot chicken parmesan pasta! Check out the recipe on Best Bites!


  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite sized pieces

  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 16 oz dried short-cut pasta

  • 24 oz jar of your favorite marinara sauce

  • Water to fill empty marinara sauce jar

  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • Additional dried Italian seasoning, optional

  • Fresh parsley and/or basil, minced for garnish


  1. To a large pot or skillet (I used my dutch oven), add a drizzle of olive oil and heat over MED-HIGH heat. Add chicken, season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Cook about 5 minutes, until chicken is most of the way cooked through. Remove to a plate.

  2. Add onion and garlic to the pot and cook about 2-3 minutes, until soft. Pour in marinara sauce, fill up empty sauce jar with water and add to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a strong simmer.

  3. Add chicken and pasta, stir, then cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, until pasta is cooked to your liking. Stir in parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese.

  4. Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese on top of the dish and cook another 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted and gooey.

  5. Sprinkle with additional Italian seasoning if desired, and garnish with parsley or basil.