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One Pot Chicken and Sweet Potato Pasta

Looking for an easy weeknight meal? This one pot recipe is ready in under an hour and makes for a great leftovers lunch the next day.

Equipment

  • large saucepan
  • stove

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed (about 1 lb/500g)
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 pkg (375 g) whole-wheat fusilli
  • 2 cups (500 mL) milk
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) water
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Canadian Mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until softened. Add chicken and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until browned.
  2. Stir in sweet potato, fusilli, milk, water, mustard, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 to 12 minutes or until pasta and sweet potatoes are tender and liquid is absorbed.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in Mozzarella cheese. Garnish with parsley before serving.

Tips

  • Add crumbled Feta cheese before serving.
  • Garnish with toasted pine nuts.