5 from 2 votes
One Pot Bruschetta Chicken Pasta is a full-flavored pasta dish made with tender chicken, garlic, fresh basil, and bright cherry tomatoes.  It's an easy weeknight meal made entirely in one pot with all the flavors of my favorite bruschetta (pronounced “broo-sketta”, not “broo-schetta”).
One Pot Bruschetta Chicken Pasta
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

One Pot Bruschetta Chicken Pasta is a full-flavored pasta dish made with tender chicken, garlic, fresh basil, and bright cherry tomatoes.  It's an easy weeknight meal made entirely in one pot with all the flavors of my favorite bruschetta (pronounced “broo-sketta”, not “broo-schetta”).

Course: Dinner, Main Course, pasta
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: bruschetta chicken, bruschetta chicken pasta, one pot
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 649 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces (about 2 large chicken breasts)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups chicken stock, plus a little extra if needed
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 6 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 pound dry linguine pasta
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, sliced into halves
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, chiffonaded into strips
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella balls, sliced into halves
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra to garnish
  • Optional: balsamic vinegar for drizzling over the finished pasta
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in dutch oven.  Season chicken with salt and pepper, then brown a few minutes without stirring.  Brown a couple minutes more then transfer to a plate. 

  2. Add chicken stock, chopped tomatoes, sliced garlic, linguine pasta (may need to break in half to fit into the pot), and all the herbs and spices through the salt and pepper.  Cover with a lid and bring to a boil.

  3. As soon as the liquid is boiling, add the chicken and stir, then lower heat to medium-low and simmer for 8-10 minutes, until the pasta is al dente and the chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally so the pasta cooks evenly and doesn't get stuck to the bottom of the pot.  If necessary, add additional liquid 1/2 cup at a time if it looks like the pasta is drying out too much.  

  4. There should still be a decent amount of liquid left in the pot after 8-10 minutes, but it will continue to be absorbed and create a delicious sauce so never fear.

  5. Remove from heat and add the cream, cherry tomatoes, basil, mozzarella balls, and Parmesan cheese and toss well to combine.  Serve immediately with additional Parmesan and basil to serve over top and balsamic vinegar on the side for drizzling over the pasta, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Bruschetta Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 649 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 1503mg 63%
Potassium 980mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 72g 24%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 9g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 14.9%
Vitamin C 29.3%
Calcium 28%
Iron 19.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.