You'll only have to dirty one pot in this easy pasta recipe that cooks chicken and vegetables right along with the noodles. Plus, by using the exact amount of water you need to cook the pasta, the starch that usually gets drained off with your pasta water stays in the pot, giving you delectably creamy results.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2017
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine pasta, chicken, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, onion, garlic, Boursin cheese, thyme, rosemary and salt in a large pot. Stir in water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil, stirring frequently, until the pasta is cooked and the water has almost evaporated, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Serve sprinkled with chives.

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Nutrition Facts

353 calories; protein 27g 54% DV; carbohydrates 41.7g 14% DV; exchange other carbs 3; dietary fiber 7.6g 30% DV; sugars 4.4g; fat 10.3g 16% DV; saturated fat 3.6g 18% DV; cholesterol 67.4mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 354.8IU 7% DV; niacin equivalents 8.8mg 68% DV; vitamin b6 0.4mg 25% DV; vitamin c 27.6mg 46% DV; folate 68.6mcg 17% DV; calcium 63.4mg 6% DV; iron 3.8mg 21% DV; magnesium 97.3mg 35% DV; potassium 567.5mg 16% DV; sodium 460.9mg 18% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 30% DV; calories from fat 92.4kcal; percent of calories from carbs 45; percent of calories from fat 25; percent of calories from protein 29; percent of calories from sat fat 8.

Reviews (13)

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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2019
I love it. It's great. And like most everybody else I tweaked mine. About 3/4 pound chicken after trimming 1 cup baby bella mushrooms 1/2 medium Spanish onion 3/4 cup b. sprouts 6 oz tri-color penne 3 cups water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon knorr chicken bullion powder 1/2 package of the cheese Dashes of black pepper It is delicious. Glad I found this recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2019
This was pretty good! Not super creamy but the sauce is tasty. I used low fat cream cheese and chicken breast (it's what I had on hand) probably lending to the not-so-creamy issue. Sprinkling a bit of mozzarella or parmesan on top made it feel a little more indulgent. I would play with the amount of water and what size to slice the chicken (chicken breasts were pretty large) to make sure the meat or pasta doesn't get overcooked. Would probably add some more veggies as well cause veggies! Overall a recipe I would try again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2019
Great easy recipe. I used chicken broth in place of the water and crumbled bacon on top before serving. (Because everything is better with bacon.) Next time I would cut a little bit of the liquid (or just add a bit more pasta) but I read the reviews and was expecting a bit extra at the end. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2019
I read all the reviews and put the whole thing of cheese and then I did add grated parmesan. Water was perfect.. set it at high boil covered for a few minutes then uncovered. Added Complete Seasoning and salted the chicken. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2018
This recipe might not be considered complicated but it was a pretty big step up from my usual Mac n Cheese. I'm pretty proud of myself for making it and it tasted amazing! I switched the brussel sprouts for broccoli and included a handful of parmesan cheese at the end. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2018
I read the reviews the last few minutes of cooking then noticed almost everyone added extra cheese....... As I was shoving the last of it on a cracker in my mouth! So I added a bit of parmesan right after I removed it from the heat. I did not have any issues with extra water I boiled it for the 12 minutes added my parmesan let it set for 5 minutes and it was good to go! My wife is not a fan of rosemary but she picked this one and I liked it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2018
We loved this! Definitely too much water but how is everything going to cook with less? The amount of water leftover seemed more than planned for but it was still good and creamy. I knew 2 tablespoons of Boursin wasn't going to be enough with 4 cups of water so I threw the whole wheel in. I imagine that ruins the nutritional value of the healthy meal but oh well! Thankfully the prep time was not 35 minutes more like 10 minutes. The cook time did take 10 minutes to begin boiling and then at least 12 minutes to cook. All in all correct timing. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/08/2018
I made a few changes and used a bell pepper pasta a little more chicken 1/2 of the Boursin package and 6 cloves of garlic. Once I got things boiling I did cover the pot and would stir pasta every few minutes and removed from the heat after 10 minutes. I kept the pot covered for an additional 5 minutes or so and there was very little liquid-maybe 1/2 cup but it was enough to coat the pasta. Easy to prepare and make. Prep time was about 10 minutes and cooking took 15 minutes. Dinner under 30 minutes is a plus. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2017
Made the Creamy chicken and I had no issues with too much water at all!!!! Left on high for 15 min then removed from heat and covered. Would defitetly make again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2017
I cooked spaghetti separately & only used 2 cups of water in main pot with all other ingredients. I used 3 - 4 ounces of the cheese but there was nothing creamy about the sauce. Two cups of water still seemed to many but I was concerned about chicken burning without enough liquid. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/25/2017
Really loved this concept and tried the sausage/kale recipe first which was 100% spot on. I loved the flavors in this one too but I agree with the other reviewer that 4 c water is too much. That's the amount of water in the last recipe but with a much thicker pasta. This one calls for spaghetti which could have used much less water. That said I added more pasta and cooked longer and let it sit longer. Was probably a bit mushier than the recipe writers intended but still very good. Will make again with either a heartier pasta or less water. Could use some extra salt and pepper too but just my taste. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2017
I did not use mushrooms as I don't like them and I cut up cabbage instead of brussel sprouts. I also did not have boursin but regular creamed cheese. Overall I really like this recipe and found the one pot concept great! I would add either a little more salt or cheese to make it creamier. No issue with the water quantity if you keep it on high and stir frequently. I will make it again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2017
Needs much less water (after 12 minutes only half evaporated and the pasta was soft) and some more boursin cheese for a creamier taste. Next time I make it I will cook the pasta on its own and add it once it is al dente. Read More