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In the mood for some comfort food? Try this delicious and creamy one-pot chicken parmesan pasta! Check out the recipe on Best Bites!
2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite sized pieces
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 medium yellow onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
16 oz dried short-cut pasta
24 oz jar of your favorite marinara sauce
Water to fill empty marinara sauce jar
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste
Additional dried Italian seasoning, optional
Fresh parsley and/or basil, minced for garnish
To a large pot or skillet (I used my dutch oven), add a drizzle of olive oil and heat over MED-HIGH heat. Add chicken, season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Cook about 5 minutes, until chicken is most of the way cooked through. Remove to a plate.
Add onion and garlic to the pot and cook about 2-3 minutes, until soft. Pour in marinara sauce, fill up empty sauce jar with water and add to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a strong simmer.
Add chicken and pasta, stir, then cover and cook for 10-15 minutes, until pasta is cooked to your liking. Stir in parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese.
Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese on top of the dish and cook another 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted and gooey.
Sprinkle with additional Italian seasoning if desired, and garnish with parsley or basil.