30 Minutes One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

All the great chicken parmesan flavors, combined in one easy one pot pasta dish that’s ready in 30 minutes! Less dishes, but a meal with maximum flavor!

You guys… have you tried one pot pasta dishes before? They. Are. AMAZING!! No waiting for a big pot of water to boil, no draining, no extra pot to wash… just one pot of pure comfort food.


2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, - diced into bite sized pieces
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 medium yellow onion, - minced
3 cloves garlic, - minced
16 oz dried short-cut pasta - (I used rigatoni)
24 oz jar of your favorite marinara sauce - (I used Newman's Own)
water to fill empty marinara sauce jar
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
additional dried Italian seasoning, optional
fresh parsley and/or basil, minced - for garnish


To a large pot or skillet (I used my dutch oven), add a drizzle of olive oil and heat over MED-HIGH heat. Add chicken, season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Cook about 5 minutes, until chicken is most of the way cooked through. Remove to a plate.
Add onion and garlic to the pot and cook about 2-3 minutes, until soft. Pour in marinara sauce, fill up empty sauce jar with water and add to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a strong simmer.
Add chicken and pasta, stir, then cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, until pasta is cooked to your liking. Stir in parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese.
Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese on top of the dish and cook another 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted and gooey.
Sprinkle with additional Italian seasoning if desired, and garnish with parsley or basil.