One pot recipes are so popular now and I can see why. They’re quick & easy, you can customize them to your personal taste, and they’re SO delicious! Today I’m sharing my One Pot Greek Pasta Recipe with Lemon & Chicken.
This One Pot Greek Pasta Recipe with Lemon & Chicken is one of my favorites. The flavors just scream spring, and it’s so easy to make. My family devours it every time I make it, and they ask for it often!
Cook’s Note – One Pot Greek Pasta Recipe with Lemon & Chicken
- You’ll need a deep skillet with a lidfor this recipe. It needs to hold at least 5 quarts.
- If you don’t have a deep skillet with a lid, a pasta pot with a lid will work. Just note you may need to cook to pasta longer in you pasta/stock pot because the cooking surface isn’t as wide.
- I suggest you buy a block of feta and crumble it yourself. Crumbled feta from the store is a little dry.
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup red onion, minced
- ½ cup pitted kalamata olives
- 1 pound dry pasta, I used fusilli pasta
- 3 – 3 ½ cups chicken stock
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 8 oz feta cheese, crumbled (plus more for garnish)
- 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 ½ cup fresh spinach leaves
- I lemon zested and juiced
- Basil, shredded (optional)
- Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet (at least 5 quarts) over medium-high heat. Season the chicken breast pieces with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned on all sides; about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic, red onion, olives, and continue to cook for 1 minute.
- Add the pasta and chicken stock, making sure there is enough stock to just cover the pasta. (If not, add a bit more chicken stock.) Stir in the dried basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a low boil, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until pasta is al dente, about 15-18 minutes, stirring often.
- Uncover and reduce heat to low. Add the heavy cream, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, spinach, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Mix well and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Garnish with basil, feta, and serve immediately.
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