One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta

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Trying not to be barred by personal opinion or anything but there is no better way to cook than a simple and wonderful One-Pot recipe. When we are able to cut corners on prep times, instructions and most importantly dishes then everyone is a winner.

One-Pot cheesy chicken broccoli pasta

I was inspired to make this while looking for an easy meal to throw together while keeping the wife happy. She is a huge fan of broccoli and cheese (mainly) so I put together this One-Pot cheesy pasta skillet. Fresh flavors and colors mingle together gracefully. Buy pre cut broccoli florets and shredded cheese to save on prep time.

One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr
Tools Needed
  1. 3-Quart Sauce Pan with Lid
  2. Cutting Board
  3. Serving Spoon
  4. Measuring Cups
  5. Measuring Spoons
  6. Mixing Bowl
  7. Cheese Grater
  8. Knife
  9. Tongs
Grocery List
  1. 2 medium chicken breast
  2. 6-8 ounces fresh uncooked broccoli florets
  3. 8 ounces dry pasta
  4. 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  5. 1½ cup water
  6. ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  7. 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  8. ½ tablespoon chicken bullion
  9. ½ teaspoon Morton’s Nature’s Seasoning
  10. ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  11. ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  12. ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  13. ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces and place into mixing bowl.
  2. Add Morton’s Nature’s Seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and black pepper to chicken.
  3. Toss to evenly coat chicken with seasonings.
  4. Turn stove to medium-high and add oil to pan.
  5. Once pan and oil are hot add seasoned chicken to the pan.
  6. Cook for 8-12 minutes until chicken is fully cooked and no longer pink in the middle.
  7. Toss in broccoli florets, dry pasta, chicken bouillon and water.
  8. Stir; then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover tightly.
  9. Let simmer stirring occasionally for about 10-15 minutes or until pasta and broccoli are al dente and just about fully cooked.
  10. Once nearly all the water have been absorbed add the heavy whipping cream and shredded cheese. Add cheese a handful at a time so it is easy to stir.
  11. Mix well until the cheese is blended and melted entirely.
  12. Cover tightly and let simmer on low heat for an additional 3-5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  13. Remove from heat, stir and serve. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers immediately.
Serving Suggestion
  1. Dice tomato or for an Italian tweak check out our Banging Bruschetta recipe and top your dish with some fantastic bruschetta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  2. Use a saucepan and lid that are oven safe and toss a ¼ cup of breadcrumbs or your favorite chips on your finished pasta skillet. Put in oven for 2 minutes (or until browned) on broil for crunchy topping on your skillet pasta.
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