The advantages of a one pot meal can be game changing. First, there’s the cleanup (or lack thereof). No longer will your sink be overflowing with dirty pots and pans. The second advantage comes from cooking your ingredients together. Layering ingredients on top of each other is an excellent way to build and deepen flavour. Finally, one pot meals are often flexible, with ingredients easily substituted for ones you have available. The versatility offered by one pot meals makes them ideal to have on hand for rushed weeknights or for when you have an assortment of leftovers to use up.
Have we convinced you? Why not try this recipe for One Pot Chicken Pasta and see for yourself.
To begin, lightly sauté bite-sized chicken thigh pieces with garlic, onion and herbs. Next, stir in fresh zucchini, pasta sauce, milk, balsamic vinegar, and hot pepper sauce. Stir well and add whole wheat macaroni. Bring the whole thing to a boil and simmer for 18-20 minutes until the pasta is cooked and the liquid has reduced. Sprinkle with so