Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 30 mins | Yield: 6 Servings
This dish is very hassle-free! One-pot of delicious pasta dish in just about 30 minutes!
2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 medium yellow onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
16 ounces dried short-cut pasta (I used rigatoni)
24 ounces jar of your favourite marinara sauce (I used Newman’s Own)
water to fill empty marinara sauce jar
1 c Mozzarella cheese
1/2 c Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper, to taste
additional dried Italian seasoning, optional
fresh parsley and/or basil, minced for garnish
Step 1: Place a large skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.
Step 2: Add olive oil and allow it to become hot.
Step 3: Season the chicken breasts with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
Step 4: Add the seasoned chicken into the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes on each side.
Step 5: Remove the chicken breasts from the skillet.
Step 6: In the same skillet, add the garlic and onion. Sauté for 3 minutes or until translucent and aromatic.
Step 7: Add the marinara sauce and water. Stir until just mixed, then allow the mixture to boil.
Step 8: Turn the heat down to medium and allow the sauce to simmer.
Step 9: Put the chicken back to the skillet as well as the pasta. Cover the skillet and cook for 15 minutes more or until the pasta is al dente.
Step 10: Add the Mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese, then stir until well combined.
Step 11: Sprinkle more mozzarella cheese on top and cook for 2 more minutes or until melted completely.
Step 12: Sprinkle parsley on top.
Step 13: Serve and enjoy!
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