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One-pot Spinach Chicken Pasta

This quick and easy pasta dish is made in just one pot, and features tender chicken and plenty of spinach in a creamy tomato sauce.

Tasty Team
96% would make again

Under 30 minutes

One-pot Spinach Chicken Pasta

Under 30 minutes


for 3 servings

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons salt, divided
  • 1 lb penne pasta (455 g)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 28 oz crushed tomato (795 g), 1 can
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • ½ cup heavy cream (120 mL)
  • 5 oz spinach (140 g)
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese (55 g)


  • parmesan cheese, to taste

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 916
  • Fat 51g
  • Carbs 73g
  • Fiber 6g
  • Sugar 13g
  • Protein 57g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Boil water in a large pot over high heat.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of salt to water and add pasta. Cook pasta until almost al dente, or for 1-2 minutes less than the recommended cook time. Drain.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add chicken, salt, and pepper. Brown chicken, making sure to cook through. Set chicken aside.
  4. Add 2 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, and red chili flakes into the pot and stir.
  5. Add crushed tomatoes, stirring for a few minutes.
  6. Add cream, stirring until incorporated.
  7. Add spinach and stir until the spinach cooks down and incorporates.
  8. Add chicken, pasta, and parmesan, stirring until pasta is evenly coated.
  9. Garnish with more parmesan cheese and serve!
  10. Enjoy!
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One-pot Spinach Chicken Pasta