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15-Minute Chicken and Pasta With Sauce

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I recently shared this recipe on TODAY because it is a go-to meal in my household … It’s healthy, quick to make, and my kids devour it! My whole family loves chicken so using it in this recipe is a no-brainer. I know dark meat can get a bad reputation among proteins because it’s fattier, but it makes for a richer, tastier sauce.

Technique tip: My kids like eating rotini because it gets nice and saucy. Plus, it’s a fun shape they enjoy.

15-Minute Chicken and Pasta With Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 small carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes, diced
  • 3 pinches flake salt
  • 1 pound cooked ground dark meat chicken
  • 1 pound pasta of choice


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to the time indicated on the package and drain. Set pasta aside.
  • Over medium heat in another skillet, heat the olive oil and add garlic, onion, carrots and salt. Cook until everything is tender, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add in diced tomatoes and raise the heat to medium-high and cook all ingredients until a smooth sauce develops approximately 10 minutes.
  • Blend the sauce until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • Add the chicken back into the sauce and mix everything thoroughly.
  • Spoon the sauce and chicken over your cooked pasta and enjoy.  
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For my Sweet Potato Chicken Bowl recipe click here, and for my Chicken And Spinach Breakfast Bites recipe, click here.

Enjoy! Beijos xx

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