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One-Pot Leftover Roast Chicken Pasta

One-Pot Leftover Roast Chicken Pasta, a quick and easy chicken dinner recipe for the whole family. Transform your leftovers into a spectacular dish that will have everybody asking for seconds. It's cheesy, it's delicious, a great midweek dinner no matter the season.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: International
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 300kcal


  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups leftover roast chicken (shredded)
  • 3 ½ cups water or chicken broth
  • 2 cups fusilli pasta
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • Heat up the oil in a large pan.
  • Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sautee for 2-3 minutes or until the onion is transluscent.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, herbs and seasoning, and leave to simmer for 3-4 minutes until the sauce is slightly reduced.
  • Add the cooked chicken, water or chicken broth, and pasta.
  • Leave to cook with the lid on until the liquid is absorbed and the pasta is cooked.
  • Mix in the parmesan, then garnish with parsley.
  • Remove from the heat and serve hot with more parmesan if you like.



Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1.6mg