15-Minute Chicken and Pasta With Sauce

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A quick and easy weeknight meal that your kids will actually eat!

This 15-Minute Chicken and Pasta With Sauce is a staple in Camila’s house and we have a feeling it just might become one of your go-to meals too. For the nights that you are busy and need something healthy and delicious that your kids will actually eat, try turning to this recipe.

For Camila, the whole family loves chicken so using it in this recipe is a no-brainer. This recipe calls for dark meat which can get a bad reputation among proteins because it is fattier than white meat, but it makes for a richer, tastier sauce!

Technique tip: 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 tbsp. 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 the Sweet Potato Chicken Bowl recipe click here, and for the Chicken And Spinach Breakfast Bites recipe, click here.



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Recipe shared on Megyn Kelly TODAY.

by Camila Alves McConaughey