Easy, Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pasta (video)

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This easy, creamy mushroom chicken pasta recipe is an instant hit! It’s made with juicy chicken breast and pasta coated in a creamy mushroom and garlic sauce. You can use any type of pasta for this recipe, too. If you’re looking for a great chicken breast recipe, this pasta dish is for you! This is one of my personal favorites!

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Ingredients for Mushroom Chicken Pasta

This easy chicken pasta dish is made with simple and basic ingredients you’re sure to have on hand. Here are the main ingredients you’ll need; find the full recipe in the printable card below.

  • Chicken: I like to use either whole chicken breasts or chicken breast tenders. Chicken thigh will also work well.
  • Mushrooms: any type of mushroom will work great for this pasta.
  • Pasta: I like to use angel hair pasta or penne pasta, but any variety will work great. I’ve even made this with chicken or cheese ravioli.
  • White Wine: use a dry white wine such as sauvignon blanc or chardonnay.
  • Heavy Cream: if you prefer a lighter version of this dish, you can substitute the cream with half and half.

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Preparing & Cooking The Chicken

I typically use skinless chicken breast for this recipe, but chicken with the skin intact will also work great. You’ll want to start this chicken pasta recipe with the meat.

  1. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and place onto a tray. Drizzle some olive oil over the meat, then season generously with salt, ground black pepper, smoked paprika and dried basil. Use your hands to massage in the seasonings.
  2. Preheat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Melt the butter, then add the seasoned chicken. Brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.
  3. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside. The chicken doesn’t need to be cooked completely at this point.

How to Make Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pasta

Once you have the chicken browned, start working on the creamy mushroom sauce.

  1. Into the same pan, add the sliced baby portabella mushrooms. Add more butter if needed. Sauté the mushrooms for a 5 to 6 minutes until lightly browned, then add the diced onion and continue cooking until the onion is tender; about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic last and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Next, add the sauce seasonings: salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, basil and thyme. Add in the white wine, bring it a simmer, and let it reduce for a few minutes.
  3. Pour in the chicken broth next, then bring the sauce to a simmer. Return the browned chicken back into the pan, cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes over medium heat until chicken is cooked. Once chicken is cooked, remove it temporarily from the pan.

Cooking the Pasta & Serving the Dish

While the sauce is cooking, you prepare the pasta. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta. Cook the pasta according to package instructions to al dente, then drain and keep warm.

  • Add the cream into the sauce, then add your precooked pasta (I used about 1/2 pound of angel hair pasta). Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for a few more minutes, until the sauce is thickened. Return the chicken back into the pan, coat it well with the sauce, and enjoy.
  • If desired, top the pasta with grated parmesan cheese and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

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Easy Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pasta Recipe (video)

15 mins prep + 30 mins cook
4 servings
The best creamy mushroom chicken pasta recipe with a smoky and creamy mushroom sauce and juicy chicken! Make it with any type of pasta!

Ingredients 

For Chicken:

  • 2 large chicken breasts, with or without skin
  • 1 to 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon EACH: smoked paprika, dried basil
  • 2 tbsp butter

For Mushroom Sauce:

  • 10 baby portabella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp EACH: smoked paprika, dried basil, dried thyme
  • ground black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 lb Pasta of choice, I used angel hair
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

Preparing the Chicken:

  • Start with the chicken. Drizzle some olive oil over the chicken meat, then season generously with salt, ground black pepper, smoked paprika and dried basil.
  • Preheat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Melt the butter, then add the seasoned chicken. Brown on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside. The chicken doesn't need to be cooked completely at this point.

Making the Sauce:

  • Into the same pan, add the sliced baby portabella mushrooms. Add more butter if needed. Sauté the mushrooms for a 5 to 6 minutes until lightly browned, then add the diced onion and continue cooking until the onion is tender; about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic last and cook for 1 minute.
  • Next, add the sauce seasonings: salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, basil and thyme. Add in the white wine, bring it a simmer, and let it reduce for a few minutes.
  • Pour in the chicken broth next, then bring the sauce to a simmer. Return the browned chicken back into the pan, cover the pan with a lid and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes over medium heat until chicken is cooked. Once chicken is cooked, remove it temporarily from the pan.

Cooking the Pasta:

  • Meanwhile, prepare the pasta. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta. Cook the pasta according to package instructions to al dente, then drain and keep warm.
  • Add the cream into the sauce, then add your precooked pasta (I used about 1/2 pound of angel hair pasta). Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for a few more minutes, until the sauce is thickened. Return the chicken back into the pan, coat it well with the sauce, and enjoy.
  • If desired, top the pasta with grated parmesan cheese and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 802kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 2245mg | Potassium: 1036mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1472IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 2mg