Quick and Easy 15 minute Chicken Pasta

Quick and Easy 15 minute Chicken Pasta

Today I’m going to share a quick and easy family recipe that’s cheesy and delicious. It’s perfect for the weeknights when you are looking for a “quick” meal to serve the family. It’s almost a skillet meal except for the part of boiling the pasta in another pot. Aside from that, it’s all in one pan. Quick and Easy 15 minute Chicken Pasta

Kids just love this recipe because it doesn’t have any “veggies” and I love it because it quick and easy. It’s loaded with a ton of cheese which is like my biggest weakness! I dare you to look at the cheese and not want to dig right in!

Quick and Easy 15 minute Chicken Pasta

The trick to making the pasta in a jiffy is to put the water to boil first before doing anything else. While the pasta is cooking, I sauteed the chicken breasts with garlic and bell pepper.One thing I love about cooking with chicken breast is that they cook incredibly fast! 10 minutes max and your done! After I sauteed the chicken for a good 5 minutes I added the past sauce  and let it simmer on low heat for another 5 minutes, after that I added the cooked pasta some cheese on top and watched it melt!

Quick and Easy 15 minute Chicken Pasta

Quick and Easy 15 minute Chicken Pasta

4.27 from 15 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Layla


  • 2 chicken breasts cut in strips
  • 1/2 bell pepper cut in strips
  • 2 cloves of garlic diced
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella or Italian blend cheese
  • Parmesan cheese optional
  • 3 cups cooked pasta 1.5 cups dry pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • In a medium sauce pain bring 2 cups of water to boil, pour 1.5 cups of uncooked pasta and 1 tsp salt into the water. Cover and allow to cook for 10 minutes.
  • While the pasta is cooking, cut chicken breasts and bell peppers into strips. Heat pan and pour 1 tablespoon olive oil into pan, add chicken, garlic, and sliced bell pepper, saute for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes add the marinara sauce and allow to simmer for 5 minutes while the pan is covered. After 5 minutes, drain the water from the pasta and pour pasta on the chicken mixture. Mix well, add the cheese and turn off. The cheese will melt from the heat of the pan.
  • Top with Parmesan and enjoy!

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    Jessica Grafton

    What can I substitute for bell peppers


      You can just leave them out! 😉


      Very tasty. I dIdn’t have peppers so I SAUTÉED sweet tomatoes, onions and garlic, a bit of red wine, pepper, basil, tyme, red pepper, pinch of cumin, salt and jarred sauce. I hade package of grilled chIcken prepared. Nice quick dinner.


    We loved this!

    Carolyn Houston

    Looks great!


    WOuld i have to do anything differently if i use shrimp?


    Very good…a bit like goulash but with chicken


    Going to try this tonight! I wonder how mushrooms would taste with it?

    Zara foster



    Could i use tomatoes instead of peppers

    Krystal Radabaugh

    It felt like 30 mins

    Matthew Campbell

    food is very good like food i do


    It wasnt 15 minutes but the recipe is so good


    Wow!! Looks so creamy and yummy. This will be my favourite weekday meal now. Thanks for the recipe


    Why does it say to only cook 1.5 cups of pasta and not all of it!?


      If you read the ingredients, it says 3 cups cooked pasta is 1.5 cups Uncooked!


    Oh my goodness I made this last night it was delicious!!!! I used 4 chicken thigh though instead of the breast… tons of cayenne pepper my mouth is hit but I like spicy food. It’s my new go to meal


    Looks great! I love cheese!


    This was so delicious. I had gotten back in town from a 4 hour drive and needed something quick for my family. This hit the spot for everyone. I was so tired from the drive and fast food again was out of the question. This is quick, easy and delicious. They requested it again for dinner the next day. Pinned this! Definitely needed to share!

    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Dinner recipes in 15 minutes are fabulous! Love all the tips for new cooks to help them get dinner on the table faster. The perfect comfort food and weeknight meal! I’m with you on the cheese thing…my biggest weakness! Thanks for sharing, Layla. Pinning!


    What a fabulous dish!! 🙂 I super heart quick delicious dinners like this!

    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely

    Hurray for 15 minute recipes! Loving all that melty cheese. Yum!

    Chris @ Shared Appetite

    What a great weeknight dinner recipe… and who doesn’t love cheesy pasta?!


      Do you gotta use olive oil?


        No, olive or avocado oils are healthy options but you can use whatever type of oil you like!

    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

    Wow dinner in 15 minutes? This looks too good to be true!! I have to try it 🙂

    What Jessica Baked Next...

    Wow, this looks divine Layla! Loving the fact it only takes 15 minutes to put together. Love quick, tasty pasta dishes.


    Quick and east to make…quick and easy to eat! Looks delicious! 🙂 ela


    This looks incredible Layla! Love all the gooey cheese and I am always a big fan of quick and easy meals that look this good 🙂

    Lilli @ Sugar and Cinnamon

    This looks and sounds delicious!

    Renee @Two in the Kitchen

    This looks delicious!! I love anything that has red peppers in it. Especially when it is quick!!

    Alyssa @ My Sequined Life

    That CHEESE! Swoon. This is the perfect dish for those busy weeknights – love that it’s quick! Looks delicious.

    Sarah & Arkadi

    this looks super easy! thanks!

    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    Pasta in 15 minutes and it looks this good? Oh wow. I now know what we’re having for dinner tonight ;–) So glad I have all of hte ingredients on hand!
    Enjoy your Sunday! <3