One-pot pumpkin chicken pasta, a great way to use a couple of ingredients in the same pot to have a delicious meal, perfect for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time: 10minutes
Cook Time: 30minutes
Total Time: 40minutes
Author: Nadja | Nashi Food
2tablespoonsolive oil, divided (1 Tbsp for the chicken, one for the rest)
1poundchicken breast, cubed
1 1/4teaspoonsalt, divided 3/4 tsp for the chicken, 1/2 tsp for the rest
1/2teaspoonblack pepper, divided in half
1medium size onion
4cupslow-sodium chicken stock or broth
8ounceswhole wheat pasta, I used linguine
2tablespoonsgrated parmesan cheese, (optional)
2sprigsparsley for garnish
Slice the onion, mince your garlic and set aside.
Cube your chicken breast and set aside.
Heat the dutch oven, and add 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Add half of the chicken to brown for approximately 2 minutes per side just until it is no longer pink. Season while cooking (adding salt and pepper). Repeat with the second batch of chicken. Set it aside.
Add the remaining oil to the dutch oven. Saute the onions and the garlic for 5 minutes.
Now add the pumpkin puree, chicken broth, and the seasonings: salt, pepper, chili flakes, and nutmeg, mix.
Stir in the pasta and the chicken. Let it cook covered for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Check the pasta, once it is done turn off the heat. And mix in the cream cheese.
Serve with some fresh chopped parsley and grated parmesan cheese. Enjoy!