One thing I need to get off my chest. I don’t enjoy cooking very much during the weekdays. Everything is rushed. My walk, my talk, my drive, my workout and my food. So, when in rush make pasta. Wait, let me correct myself: When in rush make a One-pot Chicken Pasta. Less mess! A red pasta at an Italian restaurant never tasted this good I tell you.
There is pretty much every flavor you would want in your pasta in this one-pot meal. The spaghetti is coated in a creamy red sauce and finished off with a basil vinaigrette, which is really a few basil leaves soaked in extra-virgin olive oil. This one-pot delicious pasta recipe is as simple as searing chicken, adding tomatoes, spaghetti, spices, sour cream. That’s it. My brother ate three plates of this, so this recipe is definitely on top when I’m running around like a maniac on weekdays.
The Easiest One Pot Pasta You Will Ever Make
- 3 fillets of breast tenders
- 1/2 tsp each of salt, pepper, cumin and cayenne pepper
- 1 can of stewed tomatoes
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 packet spaghetti or any pasta of choice
- 3 cups water
- 5 basil leaves
- 2-3 tbsp sour cream
- 1 tbsp mild hot sauce such as Tapatio
- 3 basil leaves
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Season breast tenders with salt, pepper, cumin and cayenne pepper.
- In a medium-sized pot, sear the fillets for 2 minutes on each side on high heat.
- Lower flame to medium and pour in stewed tomatoes and add garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and salt.
- Break spaghetti sticks in half and add that to the pot along with water.
- When spaghetti softens (about 6 mins) stir in basil leaves and let the pasta simmer for 15-20 minutes.
- Once pasta is cooked all the way through, turn the flame to very low and break up the chicken tenders with a fork (chicken should easily flake).
- Stir in sour cream and hot sauce and taste for salt. If you like it creamier/spicier, add more sour cream/hot sauce.
- For the basil vinaigrette, soak a few basil leaves in heated extra-virgin olive oil for a minute or two and drizzle on top of the pasta and stir.