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One Pot Creamy French Onion Chicken Pasta

This One Pot Creamy French Onion Chicken Pasta is one of the best pasta recipes-it’s simple to make and requires just one pot to make! It’s creamy, cheesy, and packed with chicken, mushrooms, and caramelized onions! A dinner the whole family will love!

Servings: makes 8 (1 cup) servings

GREEN: 8 smart points per serving

BLUE: 7 smart points per serving 

PURPLE: 2 Smart points per serving if using whole wheat pasta if using fat free Swiss cheese or 3 smart points if using Trader Joes Swiss cheese and gruyere blend

 

What is French Onion?

French Onion is a type of soup usually based on beef stock and onions, and often topped with a large piece of bread and cheese. This One Pot Creamy French Onion Chicken Pasta is a pasta version of the classic French Onion. It has all the flavor of the French Onion Soup BUT packed with pasta and chicken-which takes it to a whole new level of deliciousness! 

Be sure to try my Lightened Up French Onion Soup or French Onion Chicken Bake-those are two of my most favorite dishes along with this pasta version. 

What ingredients do I need to make One Pot Creamy French Onion Chicken Pasta ?

  • Pasta: Any kind of regular or whole wheat pasta would work. Here are a few great pastas that would work for this dish: 

Rotini-has a twisty spiral shape. 

Conchiglie– commonly known as “shells” or “seashells” pasta.

Orecchiette– translates to “little ears” because the pasta’s concave shape resembles an ear.

Macaroni-everyone knows this kid-favorite pasta. The tube-shape of macaroni pasta is perfect for cream sauces.

Spaghetti– one of the most popular pasta noodles- long, thin, solid, cylindrical noodle pasta. 

Farfalle– a fun bow tie shape which earned its nickname “bow tie pasta.

Fettuccine– these are thick, ribbon-shaped noodles. 

Penne-is a classic pasta type. They are short, tube-shape and hollow center.

If you are following the myWW purple plan you can use any whole wheat pasta for zero points. If you are following the Green or Blue plan I recommend using  Ronzoni Smart Taste Rotini which is lower in points than most regular pasta.

  • Light butter: I use Land O’ Lakes light butter made with canola oil
  • Onions: sweet or white work best for this dish, thinly sliced
  • Worcestershire sauce: for flavor
  • White wine: for flavor
  • Salt & Pepper: to season chicken seasoning
  • Italian seasoning: to season chicken 
  • Garlic cloves: minced
  • Brown sugar: helps caramelize the onions
  • All-purpose flour: helps thicken the sauce
  • Beef broth: adds flavor and cooks the pasta
  • Fat free half-and-half: or you can use 1/4 cup skim + 1/4 cup heavy cream as a substitute
  • Fresh thyme: for garnish 
  • Cooked chicken: this is optional-however it gives this dish some much needed protein-I like to use diced rotisserie chicken without the bone & skin.
  • Shredded fat free or reduced fat Swiss cheese or gruyere: I like to use Trader Joes Swiss cheese and gruyere blend
  • Button mushroom: sliced. The mushrooms are optional. I don’t always add these since my kids don’t prefer them. However, I’m a huge fan of them in this dish!

 

How do I make this One Pot Creamy French Onion Chicken Pasta ?

Heat butter over medium-low heat in a large dutch oven pan.

Add onions and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Sprinkle with salt and brown sugar and cook another 15 minutes.

Add garlic and mushrooms and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. 
 
 
Sprinkle flour over onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Stir until well combined.
Cook 30 seconds and then gradually whisk in white wine and Worcestershire sauce, and simmer until thickened.
Season the cooked chicken with the salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
Stir in the chicken, pasta, and beef broth.
 
Bring to a boil and then simmer over low heat for 10-12 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed and pasta is tender. 
 

Stir in the fat free half-and -half and cheese. 

Mix until well combined.

Let it simmer for 2-3 more minutes and then remove from heat.
 

Garnish with fresh thyme. 

Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

  • 14 oz. dry pasta or whole wheat pasta- I use Ronzoni Smart Taste Rotini 
  • 2 Tbsp light butter- I use Land O’ Lakes light butter made with canola oil
  • 2 medium size white onions, peeled and thinly sliced 
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups or 32 oz. carton beef broth
  • 1/2 cup fat free half-and-half or 1/4 cup skim + 1/4 cup heavy cream for a substitute
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasonings
  • 2/3 cup shredded fat free or reduced fat Swiss cheese or gruyere – I use Trader Joes Swiss cheese and gruyere blend
  • oz. button mushrooms, sliced & optional
  • fresh thyme, garnish
 

Directions:

  • Heat butter over medium-low heat in a large dutch oven pan. Add onions and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with salt and brown sugar and cook another 15 minutes.
  • Add garlic and mushrooms and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. 
  • Sprinkle flour over onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Stir until well combined. Cook 30 seconds and then gradually whisk in white wine and Worcestershire sauce, and simmer until thickened.
  • Season the cooked chicken with the salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
  • Stir in the chicken, pasta, and beef broth.
  • Bring to a boil and then simmer over low heat for 10-12 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed and pasta is tender. 
  • Stir in the fat free half-and -half and cheese and mix until well combined.
  • Let it simmer for 2-3 more minutes and then remove from heat.
  • Garnish with fresh thyme. Enjoy!

 

Servings: makes 8 (1 cup) servings

GREEN: 8 smart points per serving

BLUE: 7 smart points per serving 

PURPLE: 2 Smart points per serving if using whole wheat pasta if using fat free Swiss cheese

or 3 smart points if using Trader Joes Swiss cheese and gruyere blend

Yield: 8

One Pot Creamy French Onion Chicken Pasta

One Pot Creamy French Onion Chicken Pasta

This One Pot Creamy French Onion Chicken Pasta is one of the best pasta recipes-it's simple to make and requires just one pot to make! It's creamy, cheesy, and packed with chicken, mushrooms, and caramelized onions! 

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 14 oz. dry pasta or whole wheat pasta- I use Ronzoni Smart Taste Rotini 
  • 2 Tbsp light butter- I use Land O' Lakes light butter made with canola oil
  • 2 medium size onions, peeled and thinly sliced 
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups or 32 oz. beef broth
  • 1/2 cup fat free half-and-half or 1/4 cup skim + 1/4 cup heavy cream for a substitute
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2/3 cup shredded fat free or reduced fat Swiss cheese or gruyere cheese - I use Trader Joes Swiss cheese and gruyere blend
  • 8 oz. button mushrooms, sliced & optional
  • fresh thyme, garnish

Instructions

    1. Heat butter over medium-low heat in a large dutch oven pan. Add onions and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with salt and brown sugar and cook another 15 minutes.
    2. Add garlic and mushrooms and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. 
    3. Sprinkle flour over onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Stir until well combined. Cook 30 seconds and then gradually whisk in white wine and Worcestershire sauce, and simmer until thickened.
    4. Season the cooked chicken with the salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
    5. Stir in the chicken, pasta, and beef broth.
    6. Bring to a boil and then simmer over low heat for 10-12 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed and pasta is tender. 
    7. Stir in the fat free half-and -half and cheese and mix until well combined.
    8. Let it simmer for 2-3 more minutes and then remove from heat.

    Garnish with fresh thyme. Enjoy!


    Servings: makes 8 (1 cup ) servings

    GREEN: 8 smart points per serving

    BLUE: 7 smart points per serving 

    PURPLE: 2 Smart points per serving if using whole wheat pasta if using fat free Swiss cheese or 3 smart points if using Trader Joes Swiss cheese and gruyere blend

Notes

  • Point values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients you use.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 317mgCarbohydrates: 47gNet Carbohydrates: 42gFiber: 5gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g

Margaret

Sunday 25th of April 2021

I made this tonight and it was so good. My husband who is not on WW loved it too. I am so thankful to have found your site. Thank you!

Bernice P

Sunday 14th of February 2021

I made this a few weeks ago and am making it again this week. It is delicious. I actually found it tasted better the 2nd night but either way... fantastic... Thank you for sharing.

Sarah

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

This is AMAZING! Everyone loved it, and I might have snuck back for a few seconds. I mixed my finished product with green beans. So good!

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Stephanie

Monday 19th of October 2020

OH. MY. WORD. I JUST made this (am literally in the process of eating it) and had to pause to comment on this! AMAZING! This will be a part of my regular rotation! Only thing I might change is to slice up an additional onion IF they are smaller (like mine were today). Otherwise, I used whole grain penne (because it's what I had on-hand) and followed the recipe exactly. It's perfect! My whole house smells amazing and it tastes just as good!

Lindsay Kehl

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

Hi Stephanie!!

Yes!! That is so awesome to hear!! I'm so happy you loved it and that it was hit with your entire family!

Thanks for the wonderful review!

Linds

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