One Pot Manly Cheesy Chicken Penne

Penne Pasta and juicy chicken simmered in a mouth-watering Manwich cheese sauce. This will soon become a huge family favorite! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Penne Pasta Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 761 kcal
Author Stephanie


  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons onion minced
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
  • 15 oz. can Manwich Bold, + 1 can water (fill the Manwich can with the water)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound penne
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese*
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  1. Heat butter over medium heat in a deep sauté pan. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes.
  2. Cut chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces and sprinkle with desired amounts of salt and pepper.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until chicken is white and cooked through.

  4. Add chicken broth, Manwich Bold Sloppy Joe Sauce, water, and pasta to the pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer for about 20-25 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted throughout, reserving a handful of shredded cheese to sprinkle on the top. Cover for a few minutes to allow the cheese to melt. Serve away!

Recipe Notes

*I like to mix it up with the cheese by using half regular, half sharp, and sometimes adding Velveeta cheese to the mix!

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Manly Cheesy Chicken Penne
Amount Per Serving
Calories 761 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 26g163%
Cholesterol 162mg54%
Sodium 1781mg77%
Potassium 826mg24%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 1695IU34%
Vitamin C 17.5mg21%
Calcium 850mg85%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.