Chicken Rotini Stovetop Casserole


Rotini pasta tossed with chicken, bell pepper, and a creamy herb sauce — all prepared on the stovetop! This is a very quick and easy recipe. You can improvise and adapt to your family's tastes, and serve it for any occasion.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 (12 ounce) package rotini pasta

  • 2 cups half-and-half cream

  • ½ cup butter

  • cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil leaves

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh chives

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed

  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain and set aside.

  2. Combine half-and-half and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Boil gently, stirring, until mixture has reduced to 1 1/2 to 1 2/3 cups. Remove pan from heat; whisk in cheese, basil, oregano, chives, and parsley. Cover and set aside.

  3. Sauté chicken in a large skillet until lightly browned on both sides. Stir in bell peppers and cook until vegetables are tender and chicken is no longer pink in the middle.

  4. Combine hot cooked pasta, chicken mixture, and sauce in a casserole dish. Mix well and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

468 Calories
30g Fat
22g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 468
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 326mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 24mg 122%
Calcium 202mg 16%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 306mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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