One dish cheesy chicken pasta is easy to put together. With chicken already cooked and in the freezer, this one dish recipe will be easy to make.
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One dish cheesy chicken pasta is an easy recipe I whipped up the other day. I had another plan in mind, but really wasn’t in the mood for what I had down. I like making menu plans, but sometimes I don’t feel like making (or eating) what I had down. There is nothing wrong with changing the game plan if you have the time and the ingredients already on hand. I did have the ingredients on had for this chicken recipe because it is only 5 ingredients. 5 staple ingredients, that is.
This meal is a perfect example of buying meat at the store and cooking it before you pop it into the freezer. I came home from the store the other day and had bought a large package of boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Instead of wrapping it and putting it into the freezer, I turned on the oven and cooked them all. After they were cooked and cooled, I put them in a freezer bag and popped them in the freezer. When it came to making this one dish cheesy chicken pasta, I simply pulled out one chicken breast and thawed it in the microwave. It was ready to go in the pan in a few minutes.
Prepping ahead of time makes mealtime so much easier. It also allows you to be a little flexible when the meal you planned really doesn’t please the palate that night. 🙂
One Dish Cheesy Chicken Pasta
This chicken recipe has chicken broth, chicken, pasta, tomatoes and cheese. It is a great 5 ingredient recipe cooked in my favorite large Rachael Ray pan. I seriously use that pan for many, many one dish recipes and it is a perfect fit. (Use a 30% off coupon if you have one. You could get a great price on the pan!)
- 1 cooked and diced chicken breast
- 1 can diced tomatoes with chili's
- 1 can chicken broth + 2 cups water
- 1 lb pasta (any type)
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- Place diced chicken, tomatoes, broth and water in a large pan
- Cook on medium high heat until starts to boil
- Add pasta
- Reduce heat to medium
- Cook until noodles are tender, stirring occasionally
- Reduce heat to low and sprinkle cheese on top
Would you like other one dish recipes?