One-Skillet Creamy Chicken Rotini

4 servings

Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 30 min

This one-pot, nutrient-packed meal will quickly become a family favourite. Cooking the veggies and whole wheat pasta in milk creates a delicious, creamy nutrient-rich sauce. Bonus? Adding in cooked chicken saves time and helps reduce food waste by using up leftovers


1 tsp dried thyme leaves 5 mL
½ tsp salt 2 mL
½ tsp pepper 2 mL
3 tbsp all-purpose flour 45 mL
½ cup sodium reduced chicken broth 125 mL
4 cups milk, heated until steaming 1 L
2-1/2 cups uncooked whole grain rotini pasta 625 mL
2 cups thinly sliced carrots, cut in half if large 500 mL
2 cups chopped cooked chicken 500 mL
4 cups baby spinach 1 L
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar 45 mL
1 cup chopped tomato 250 mL


Step 1
ln large deep nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic, onion, mushrooms, thyme, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are browned and most of the liquid has evaporated 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 2
Whisk flour into broth and stir into skillet; cook stirring until thickened, about 1 minute. Stir in hot milk, pasta, and carrots; bring to simmer, stirring often. Adjust heat as necessary to maintain simmer; cook stirring often until pasta is almost tender, about 10 minutes.

Step 3
Stir in chicken; simmer for 3 minutes or until chicken is warm and pasta is al dente. Stir in spinach one handful at a time. Stir in vinegar; cook until spinach is wilted. Spoon into bowls, sprinkle each with tomato and cheese.


For your health
Cooking pasta in milk helps to make a serving of this One-Skillet Creamy Chicken Rotini an excellent source of protein. Plus, milk provides nutrients most Canadians don’t consume enough of including calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, and potassium.
For the environment
Love those leftovers! This dish is a delicious way to use leftover chicken. Plus, extras of this pasta dish make a fantastic lunch. When it comes to what you eat, minimizing food waste is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your environmental impact.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 590
Fat / Lipides 15 g
Saturated / saturés 7 g
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 100 mg
Sodium / Sodium 700 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 69 g
Fiber / Fibres 8.9 g
Sugars / Sucres 23 g
Protein Protéines 48 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer