One Pot Chicken Veggie Pasta

One Pot Chicken Veggie Pasta

One Pot Chicken Veggie Pasta

There is no need to boil and drain the pasta first. It goes into the pan dry. Prep the chicken, peppers, and carrots before you start because this cooks quickly. I use a 9-inch skillet with tall sides for this easy recipe. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Makes: 2-3 servings

One Pot Chicken Veggie Pasta


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 pound chicken breast cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 3 ounces penne pasta (about 1 1/4 cups) - uncooked
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock or water
  • 1 cup bell peppers in 1/2-inch pieces (I use red & yellow)
  • 1/2 cup carrots in 1/4-inch slices

  • 1 cup milk (also works with 2/3 cup milk + 2 tsp. flour)
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Place frozen peas on a paper towel to thaw.
  2. Sauté onions & garlic in oil in a large pan on medium-high for 1 minute.
  3. Add chicken, cook and stir for 2 minutes, adding a little salt & pepper
  4. Stir in uncooked (dry) pasta, chicken stock, peppers and carrots. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium and cook for 8 minutes, stirring 2 or 3 times.
  5. Meantime, combine milk, flour, salt & pepper. Trim and wash broccoli.
  6. After 8 minutes, slowly stir in milk mixture, broccoli, and peas. Return to a boil, and cook over low heat for 3 minutes.
  7. Stir in parmesan cheese. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

56 Comments on "One Pot Chicken Veggie Pasta"

  1. Karen H.

    Jenny – I love pasta and most veggies, so this recipe looks easy and delish! One question: is it one cup of EACH kind of pepper or one cup total?

    • Jenny Can Cook

      It’s one cup total – I clarified the recipe.

  2. Lisa

    I just made this and it was fantastic! I did add extra pasta and chicken broth and garlic to make more. My kids LOVED it and said to definitely make it again. I would recommend definitely using the parmesan cheese too.

  3. Karen

    I made this pasta for the first time and it was easy to make. I split it between two neighbors who need meals made for them right now…. both told me it was the best pasta they’ve ever had! So thank you for this wonderful recipe!

  4. MJ

    Try adding some shredded cheese too!

  5. PJ

    Can this recipe be made a day prior to serving it?

  6. Carol

    Loved this recipe. I think my husband loved it even more! The only things I changed was the fact that I didn’t want to use chicken because I was making a meatless Mon meal. Left out broccoli cause didn’t have it, increased the pasta to 1/12 cups, adjusted the chicken broth a little to accamodate the extra pasta, & added a little dried oregano. Also used 3/4cups of milk instead of 1c but would use 1 c next time for more sauce ( which was delicious).

  7. F. Pineau

    Can you double or more these recipes to serve a dinner party of 6-8 people and will it be just as good. Thanks

  8. michelle

    yum! I followed basic directions but left out the peppers and added fresh mushrooms. Just my preference. Otherwise I followed. At the end when serving I upped the cheese. It is a definite keeper. Easy quick and one pot to wash! I must add I used different shape of pasta no issues with the directions!! Jenny keep the easy recipes coming

  9. Darcy

    I thought this had a video?

  10. Darcy

    This was really good I think I added to much cheese grabbed the wrong measuring cup, but still so good. Oh I left out broccoli not my favorite in this dish.

  11. Carol

    I want to use this recipe but I can’t use cow’s milk! Would goat milk and sheep (or goat) cheese work, and be delicious? Thank you for making cooking so fun!

    • Jojo

      I don’t use dairy milk so intend to use almond milk. I’ll leave out the broccoli.

  12. Frank

    Can I use chicken broth instead of chicken stock in this recipe? Thank You!

  13. Frank K.

    What kind of parmesan cheese is used in this recipe? Is is the dry fine one or the grated kind?

    • Jenny Can Cook

      I use grated parmesan.

      • Frank

        Thank You Jenny! I assume grating my own would be the best, right?

        • Jenny Can Cook

          I never grate my own. I buy it in the deli section of the store, already grated and sold in containers and I freeze what I don’t use.

          • Frank

            Thank you for the help!

          • Jo

            Jenny, I love uour recipes and know they will always be good. Really love your videos! The next time you use pre-grated cheese, read the ingredients. Most add something like sawdust to keep it from sticking together.

        • Molly

          Re your question to Jenny on 09/07/2018 about grated cheese. Jenny says in some of her videos it’s best to grate your cheese instead of buying the prepackaged or already grated cheese; she says they put fillers in the prepackaged cheeses. I thought it odd that she would tell you otherwise.

          • Jenny Can Cook

            This recipe uses Parmessan cheese, which I buy grated from the deli. I always recommend grating cheese used for melting like cheddar ore mozarella.

  14. Kylene

    This was quick, easy and delicious!

  15. Alma

    Looks yummy. Can’t wait to try this meal. Thanks for sharing.


  16. Alice Lacelle

    the family just loved it thank you for it

  17. Julia P.

    Hi Jen, I made this tonight, after you clarified the pasta. I had a box (8 oz.) of baby Bella mushrooms on hand so I sautéed them with the onions and garlic and I used barbecued left over chicken. I proceeded with the recipe just as written. I have to tell you Jenny, this was DELICIOUS! PLEASE, PLEASE keep them coming. I wish, just as others do, to see you make more videos.
    WE MISS YOU……..

  18. Sharon

    Made this yesterday at camp. Delicious one pot meal, easy and quick.
    Thank you again Jenny for another great recipe.

  19. Marilyn

    I am having a problem printing this recipe.

  20. Julia P.

    Thanks for the clarification on the pasta,Jenny. Now I can make it, (and I know it will be delicious just like all of your recipies)!

  21. Barb

    So excited for a new recipe! Plus? Chiclen pie is my favorite, followed by pasta — so WIN-WIN!

    Thanks, Jenny!

  22. Hal

    I’m eating the leftovers as I write this. Pretty yummy!
    Also, this was easy to make.

    I like how the vegetables are cooked perfectly, still fresh and delicious, full of flavor and not over cooked.
    I wouldn’t do it but I can see how some may want to throw in some red pepper flakes or Hungarian paprika to spice it up a bit.

    Excellent recipe, Jenny!

  23. Millie

    Can’t wait to cook this after I get the veggies shopping done this week. One question (since nobody else asked, I feel silly) but do you have to pre-cook the Penne pasta first… If not, you are my BFF this week!!

    • Jenny Can Cook

      You do not pre-cook the pasta. It goes in dry and I have clarified the recipe.

  24. Cora

    Thanks Jenny for this new recipe. (Actually your recipes inspire me to go back to cooking and baking).

  25. Julia P.

    Hi Jen, After checking my email this morning I was so happy to see another one of your great recipes! I never had to question any of them, however……is that 1 1/4 cooked or uncooked pasta?

    • Jenny Can Cook

      It’s uncooked pasta and I have clarified the recipe.

  26. Kathy

    Love the recipe and you…peace and joy to you and yours.

  27. Theo107

    Made this for dinner this evening and it is simply delicious ! I served it with Jenny’s quick rolls that I make with 100% whole wheat flours. The hot from the oven rolls were perfect for getting the last little bit of the sauce !

    This is how I modified the recipe for the rolls:

    113 grams whole wheat flour
    144 grams whole wheat pastry flour ( or white whole wheat flour )
    1/2 teaspoon yeast, slightly rounded

    All other ingredients stay the same as does the original timing.

    Thanks Jenny, yet another truly delicious, fast, easy and nutritious meal !

  28. Terry

    Thank you for sending this, just got it today, will try next week and post my tastings for others, also for clearing up the pasta question, that is a big help

  29. Tamson

    Sounds Delicious!!!! you could possibly switch out pasta for brown rice or quinoa. Could also add asparagus, zucchini . Also could replace pasta with some type of bean. Great recipe for a whole meal in one idea.

  30. Petronila

    Thank you Jenny for another great dish!
    All the best,

  31. Petronila

    Tonight,tonight…….. I will cook this delicious (sound!) dish!
    Thank you Jenny,
    Sincerely ,

  32. Irene

    Hi Jenny,

    Thank you for putting out a new recipe. I wish that you would actually put the cup size for the penne pasta rather than using ounces. I hate dragging out the scale. My liquid measuring cups, here in Ontario, Canada only show ml not oz.

    How many “dry” cups equals 3 oz. ?

    Thank you

  33. Gndma Crk

    Why is it that everyone always says they will try it but I would like to hear from someone who has tried it n how they liked it!!
    I want to make it but I like to hear from other people.. Thank you, luv your recipes.

    • Mari

      I made this and it was amazing. I huge hit at our house!!!

  34. Susan

    It looks delicious and will be cooking it for dinner tomorrow night.

  35. Patty

    Thank you Jenny. Looks quick and easy, will try later in the week. “Happy Canada Day” to Jenny’s ?? followers,

  36. Lyn Dines

    I love one pot meals and this one is next! Thank you.

  37. Kris

    Wowza, I have every ingredient except broccoli, green beans will do in a pinch!
    I have Honey Whole Wheat Bread proofing now, I’ll get that in the oven!

    Carbs on Sunday?

  38. Kathy

    Hi Jenny ? I just wanted to tell you that I think your recipes are marvelous!! The ones I’ve tried are not hard but are certainly delicious! Thank you so much for all your postings!! Sincerely, Kathy

  39. Linda

    My kitchen is getting remodeled so right now I have no cabinets, sink or water faucet! But, the very first recipe I fix when every thing is finished is this. It looks fabulous. Thanks for so many wonderful recipes.

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