One Pot Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Bake No Cream

One Pot Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Bake No Cream

One Pot Creamy Tomato Chicken Pasta Bake No Cream: A Delicious and Convenient Dish

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Are you looking for a quick and easy one-pot meal that’s also packed with flavor? Look no further than this creamy tomato chicken pasta bake. Made without cream, this dish is surprisingly rich and flavorful, thanks to the combination of juicy chicken, succulent tomatoes, and aromatic herbs. It’s perfect for busy weeknights or for a cozy weekend lunch.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, optional

Image of sliced chicken breast pieces on a cutting board


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more, or until fragrant.
  2. Add the chicken, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and chicken broth to the pot. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the penne pasta to the pot and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked through.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Stir until the cheeses are melted and smooth.
  5. Garnish with fresh basil, if desired. Serve immediately.

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This one-pot pasta bake is a must-try for busy home cooks who love flavorful and convenient meals. It’s a great way to use up leftover chicken and vegetables and can be customized to your liking. For a spicier dish, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a chopped chili pepper. If you prefer a creamier sauce, stir in a tablespoon of heavy cream or sour cream at the end of cooking. Enjoy!


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