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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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.


Nutrition Facts

353 calories; protein 27g; carbohydrates 41.7g; dietary fiber 7.6g; sugars 4.4g; fat 10.3g; saturated fat 3.6g; cholesterol 67.4mg; vitamin a iu 354.8IU; niacin equivalents 8.8mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; vitamin c 27.6mg; folate 68.6mcg; calcium 63.4mg; iron 3.8mg; magnesium 97.3mg; potassium 567.5mg; sodium 460.9mg; thiamin 0.3mg; calories from fat 92.4kcal.

Reviews (19)

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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
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
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
Rating: 5 stars
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: 4 stars
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: 4 stars
This was a very tasty and easy meal to make. Did allow it to sit a little longer than suggested as it was little too wet. Substituted low fat cream cheese for the Boursin. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
This is not a recipe. This is what you get when someone says "sauce, pasta, too much trouble. Just throw it all in one pot." This was excruciatingly bland, despite 1) reducing liquid to 3 cups 2) replacing liquid with chicken stock 3) cooking everything but pasta separately for 5 minutes, then adding the pasta 4) adding pepper and red pepper flakes and parmesan 5) stirring the hell out of it to make it creamy. This is the last one-pot pasta I will ever make. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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: 5 stars
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
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