One-Pot Chicken & Broccoli Pasta


This creamy chicken and broccoli pasta makes for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. We opt for small shells in this recipe, but any other small pasta, like orecchiette, would work, too.

One-Pot Chicken & Broccoli Pasta
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 cups unsalted chicken broth

  • 2 cups water

  • 8 ounces whole-grain small shell pasta

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted tomato paste

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 12 ounces broccoli florets, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast

  • ¾ cup whole-milk plain Greek yogurt

  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill


  1. Combine broth, water, pasta, oil, Worcestershire, tomato paste, garlic, pepper and salt in a large pot or high-sided skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Add broccoli; cook, stirring often to prevent the pasta from sticking, until the pasta is al dente, the broccoli is tender and the sauce is creamy, 7 to 8 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat, and stir in chicken, yogurt, Parmesan and dill.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

530 Calories
18g Fat
52g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 2 cups
Calories 530
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 44g 88%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Vitamin A 2769IU 55%
Sodium 625mg 27%
Potassium 891mg 19%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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