One-Pot Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

Bruschetta Chicken Pasta is a delicious one-pot recipe that you can make in less than 30 minutes. This is not your usual chicken pasta salad even though it may seem quite similar. The bruschetta sauce and Italian seasoning sets it apart and makes it crazy delish.
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Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Recipe

Hi everybody,

Today I am going to show you how to make Bruschetta Chicken Pasta. It’s super easy and the best part is that you can make it all in one pot. Once you’ve got your ingredients all chopped and ready, you can just throw them in a pan and you’re all set.

However, there are some valuable tips you should know and I will give them to you in a few minutes. But before going to that, I want to ask you something.
Do you know why it is called Bruschetta Chicken Pasta?

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Most people know it as chicken pasta or pasta salad, but why Bruschetta? That was the question my hubby had when I was cooking this recipe.

His cooking skills are practically nonexistent ( he compensates with a great appetite though πŸ™‚ ), so I thought it’s only him who doesn’t know why it’s called Bruschetta Chicken Pasta.

But after making it, I had some friends over and they actually had the same question (after gobbling up most of it πŸ™‚ ). Why do people call it that? After all, it doesn’t have bruschettas in it, and it’s certainly not an appetizer.

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Well, it’s because of the ingredients used in the sauce. These are the same ingredients used in the classic Italian bruschetta topping. Fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, onion, olive oil and Italian seasoning.

Basically, you just take the bruschetta topping, add pasta and chicken and you get … a delicious and flavorful Bruschetta Chicken Pasta.

These particular ingredients and seasoning make an incredible difference. They enhance flavor in such a way that it will become one of your favorite dishes.

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Add that to the fact that you can make a large quantity in less than 30 minutes and you’ve got yourself a winner: the best chicken pasta recipe for parties, family get-togethers, friends over… you know… for all those times when you have people in and you just want to impress everybody without spending the entire day in the kitchen.

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And since you can make everything in one pot, it also means that you won’t be doing lots of dishes afterward … oh well, I guess that depends on the size of your party πŸ™‚

Now, I would like to give you a few tips that will come be very helpful when cooking this chicken pasta.

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Tips for cooking Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

  1. Cut the chicken into very small pieces so it can get fully cooked in just a 10 min simmer. I cut it in 1 cm/0.5 inch (bite-sized) cubes, and it came out just perfect, thoroughly cooked and tender.
  2. You need to use a lot of stock, otherwise, the pasta will dry out and it will get stuck to the pot.
    I used 4 cups of chicken stock for 400g /14 Oz of linguine pasta.
  3. Keep an eye on the pot and check the stock’s level every couple of minutes. You also need to stir thoroughly.
  4. Whenever you see it drying out, just pour one more cup. You need to still have some liquid in the pot when you finish cooking because after you add the parmesan, it will form a nice creamy sauce.
  5. I added freshly cracked pepper because I like my dishes a bit spicy. You can adjust this to your taste and if you really like it hot, just stir in a tsp of chili flakes and that should wake up the dragon in you πŸ™‚
  6. Good Italian seasoning also makes a huge difference in terms of taste and flavor.

Finally, top it with plenty of Parmesan and fresh basil.
Hooray! Your taste buds can thank me later πŸ™‚

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Now, isn’t the bruschetta chicken pasta delish? I am sure you can tell that just by looking at it.
But we are not the type of foodies that just drool at some yummy photos, are we?

We are the ones that like to rock the kitchen. So fire up the ovens and lets start cooking. Then you can tell me how delish this bruschetta chicken pasta is.

And by the way, if you want to see more of my video recipes you can subscribe to my Youtube Channel

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Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Recipe

You can make this bruschetta chicken pasta recipe in less than 30 minutes and in only one pot. It's the perfect recipe for parties and family get-togethers

Course dinner, lunch, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 628 kcal
Author Blondelish

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 large red onion sliced
  • 450g / 1 Lb uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1cm(1/2") bite size pieces)
  • 6 garlic cloves sliced
  • 450g / 1 Lb dry linguine
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 1/2 cups chicken stock more if needed
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes cut into halves
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, leaves only
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese shredded

Instructions

  1. Place a large pot, or a Dutch oven, over medium-high heat. Add in tomatoes, onion, chicken, garlic, linguine, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, olive oil and crushed red pepper.

  2. Pour chicken stock over these ingredients. Cover with a lid and bring to the boil. 

  3. Then lower the heat and simmer for about 8-10 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente and the chicken is cooked through.

  4. Stir occasionally (with tongs), to keep the pasta from getting stuck to the pot.

    You should still have some liquid in the pot when you finish cooking the pasta. Together with Parmesan (next step), this liquid will form a creamy, delicious sauce.

  5. Turn off the heat and add Parmesan, cherry tomatoes and basil. Toss the pasta well, until the cheese melts and everything is perfectly combined. 

  6. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Cut the chicken into very small pieces so it can get fully cooked in just a 10 min simmer. I cut it in 1 cm/0.5 inch (bite-sized) cubes, and it came out just perfect, thoroughly cooked and tender.
  • You need to use a lot of stock, otherwise, the pasta will dry out and it will get stuck to the pot.
    I used 4 cups of chicken stock and 400g /14 Oz of linguine pasta.
  • Keep an eye on the pot and check the stock's level every couple of minutes. You also need to stir thoroughly.
  • Whenever you see it drying out, just pour one more cup. You need to still have some liquid in the pot when you finish cooking because after you add the parmesan, it will form a nice creamy sauce.
  • I added freshly cracked pepper because I like my dishes a bit spicy. You can adjust this to your taste and if you really like it hot, just stir in a tsp of chili flakes and that should wake up the dragon in you πŸ™‚
  • Good Italian seasoning also makes a huge difference in terms of taste and flavor.

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