Creamy Chicken Asparagus Pasta (ONE POT!)

Yes, that’s right! Another one pot meal! From prep to fully cooked and on the table in 20 minutes.

2 lbs diced chicken
1 bunch asparagus
1 lb pasta (use healthier options like whole wheat, gluten free, or brown rice pasta)
5 cups water (some or all can be substituted with broth)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 cup milk or cream (can do 1/2 milk, 1/2 cream, etc)
1/3 cup grated cheese (your choice)

Ready? Here we go!

1. Dice the chicken and crush the garlic.

2. Place EVERY INGREDIENT in the pot. Yes, even the raw chicken and the uncooked pasta. If you want, you don’t have to make all 5 cups of liquid be water, you can substitute some, or all, for chicken broth!

*If you are dairy free, leave out the milk/cream and cheese, just add a little olive oil to the pot.

*If you want to be healthier, use all milk. The sauce just won’t be as thick. On the other hand, if you are looking for a splurge meal, use all heavy cream and add more cheese! Mmm, creamy.

3. It will be hard to have all of the food under the liquid at first, so make sure you stir every once in a while. Once it boils, cover and turn down the heat a little bit, just so that it’s not on a rapid boil. Do stir once or twice before it’s finished. Should take about 10 minutes for the pasta to be ready. Tada!

Now, you may think it’s a lot of chicken and asparagus. It’s actually not though, pasta dishes SHOULD have more protein and veggies than carbs 🙂 Come on, it’s a new year… I’ll help you make healthier choices that are STILL delicious!



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