Italian Chicken and Pasta

So last night we were going to have a dinner that is pre-programmed into our Ninja Auto IQ – it is one that we have the recipe for in the book it came with.  Problem was that I realized I had forgot an ingredient at the store and didn’t feel like going back out.  Oh well, let’s just make up our own recipe 😏 so that is what we did.  We changed it quite a bit.  Both ways are delicious!

This is the dish we made last night in the Ninja Auto IQ multi-cooker.  It can be adapted in other cookers I am sure as well or even a slow cooker.  The cook times will  not be the same tho if using it in another cooker.  I am not affiliated with Ninja but love our multi cooker and wanted to share this recipe!

If you try this in another cooker, please share the cook times and tricks with other readers! Recipe is below the pics.

First I added the veggies, chicken and spices (but it really doesn’t matter what order, they all go in together):

Italian chicken and pasta ingredients

Then I added the cheeses, water and noodles and stirred well to combine:

Italian chicken and pasta ingredients

And I turned on my Ninja Auto IQ and set it to quick meals #13 and if using the Ninja and the pasta needs another couple minutes, just put it on stove top high for a just a couple extra minutes (but should be done):

My Ninja Auto IQ

And what we have in 30 minutes is this amazing dish!

Italian chicken and pasta

As a note:
I do not usually add salt to many recipes and we used tomatoes with no salt added.  We prefer to add it at the table if we want it.  You may find that you want to add a little salt.

Italian Chicken and Pasta
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Italian Chicken and Pasta

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Chicken, multicooker, Ninja Auto IQ, Pasta


  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast cubed
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3.5 cups water
  • 16 ounces elbow noodles uncooked
  • 14.5 ounces can diced tomatoes with garlic basil and oregano
  • 15 ounces ricotta
  • 2 cups mozzarella
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning


  • Mix all ingredients in the cooker and stir well to combine. Put the lid on it. Turn the Ninja on and select Quick Meals number 13 and start. In 30 minutes you will have dinner ready!


    • dailyadventuresofwahm

      Thank you Marilyn! I love the Ninja, it does so many recipes with a touch of the button 🙂 Kind of like using a crockpot but you can have it done much quicker (or use it as a slow cooker too.)

      I did break down and get an Instant Pot now also. Not sure how to use it yet, but I finally decided to give it a try.

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