One Pot Hen Pasta

Hen, pasta and kale enrobed in a frivolously creamy garlic and lemon sauce and completed with a sprinkling of parmesan.
This One Pot Garlic Hen Pasta is a fast and simple meal with minimal washing up! Prepared in 25 minutes, it is a fantastic dinner for that after faculty/work rush or for a easy weekend lunch.

Overhead shot of a bowl of garlic chicken pasta and kale

Soar to:

I prefer to make this rooster pasta meal once I’m having carb cravings (ha like on a regular basis!), however cannot be bothered to make up a separate sauce.
It is a straightforward one-pan lunch that makes use of up these leftover dregs of pasta within the backside of the bag.
You possibly can throw in further veggies from the fridge for those who like. And for those who like to save lots of the little shreds of rooster from cooking a roast chicken (I all the time save them and freeze them for chicken soup, fried rice and this meal), then it makes one of the best fridge/freezer made meal ever!

📋 What do we’d like?

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  • Attempt swapping the kale for spinach, and even peppery rocket (arugula) – if swapping for rocket, simply stir it in proper on the finish of cooking to wilt it frivolously.
  • Swap out the rooster for cooked turkey or cooked chopped sausage.
  • Add crispy bacon, mushrooms, or chopped chunks of cooked chorizo.
Spoonful being taken from a pan of chicken, kale and pasta

🔪 Find out how to make this Garlic Hen Pasta

***Full recipe with detailed steps within the recipe card on the finish of this submit.***

  1. Fry a chopped onion in slightly oil till mushy, then add in 4 minced cloves of garlic and a superb splash of white wine to deglaze the pan.
  2. Add in rooster inventory (homemade stock or water plus 3 inventory cubes), dried pasta and full-fat milk.
  3. Cowl and simmer for five minutes, then add in cooked shredded rooster, cowl and cook dinner for an additional 7-10 minutes – till the pasta is nearly cooked.
  4. Add within the kale and permit to wilt, then take the pan off the warmth and stir in lemon juice, zest, grated parmesan, and a superb pinch of salt and pepper.
8 images in a collage showing the process of making a chicken pasta recipe.

Serve topped with an additional sprinkling of parmesan and black pepper.

Bowl of garlic chicken pasta and kale with a fork in. Wedges of lime and further bowl of pasta at the top of the shot

This dish is totally ideally suited if you have already got some cooked chicken, and even higher when you have some homemade chicken stock too (though not completely important). I prefer to roast a rooster to make use of for salads/sandwiches throughout the week, after which save a little bit of the rooster make to make this meal.

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Close up of a bowl of garlic chicken pasta and kale with a fork in the bowl.

One Pot Garlic Hen Pasta Recipe

Hen, pasta and kale in a frivolously creamy garlic and lemon sauce with parmesan – all cooked in a single pot! Prepared in 25 minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook dinner Time 20 minutes

Complete Time 25 minutes

Course Dinner

Delicacies Italian

Servings 4 individuals

Energy 367 kcal


  • Add the 1 tbsp olive oil to a big frying pan and warmth over a medium warmth.

  • Add the chopped onion and fry gently for 2-3 minutes till the onions begin to go translucent.

  • Add within the 4 cloves of garlic, stir and cook dinner for 30 seconds.

  • Add the 45ml of white wine and convey to the boil. Let it simmer gently for a minute.

  • Pour within the 600ml (2 ½ cups) of inventory, the 200g (7oz) of pasta and the 100ml (3 ½ fl oz) milk. Carry again to a delicate bubble and place a lid or some foil on the pan. Flip down the warmth and cook dinner for five minutes.

  • After 5 minutes, take away the lid and add within the 2 shredded rooster breasts, stir and canopy once more. Cook dinner for an additional 7-10 minutes till the pasta is nearly cooked by means of. Give it a stir a few occasions throughout cooking.

  • As soon as the pasta is nearly prepared, add the 140g (3 cups) of kale to the highest of the pasta and put the lid again on to permit the kale to steam for 2 minutes.

  • After two minutes take the pan off the warmth, stir within the teaspoon of lemon juice and the zest of half a lemon. Sprinkle with the 30g (⅓ cup) parmesan and a pinch of salt and pepper, then serve.

✎ Notes

Can I make it forward and/or freeze it?
This dish tastes finest when cooked and served instantly. I do not advocate making it forward or freezing it.
Ingredient swaps

  • Attempt swapping the kale for spinach, and even peppery rocket (arugula) – if swapping for rocket, simply stir it in proper on the finish of cooking to wilt it frivolously.
  • Swap out the rooster for cooked turkey or cooked chopped sausage.
  • Add crispy bacon, mushrooms, or chopped chunks of cooked chorizo.

Find out how to scale up and scale down this recipe
You possibly can double or halve this recipe by sticking to the identical ratios and cooking occasions.
Dietary data is per serving.


Energy: 367kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 25gFats: 6gSaturated Fats: 2gLdl cholesterol: 44mgSodium: 1171mgPotassium: 623mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 3595IUVitamin C: 48.6mgCalcium: 208mgIron: 1.5mg

Key phrases Any Time Of the 12 months, Hen Recipes, Kale Recipe Concepts, One Pot Recipes

This recipe was first printed in Oct 2014. Up to date with enhancements to the recipe, new images, suggestions, and a video in Feb 2021.

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