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Recipe Collection: Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

admin July 13, 2015

Written by Kate Tietje and updated by Sarena-Rae Santos in February of 2024. 

This is one of my boys’ favorite meals.  We all love chicken and mushrooms, and we love pasta, and we love creamy things.  So what’s not to love about a dish that combines all these things?!

It comes together pretty quickly, and it’s very inexpensive.  If you prefer, use 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast in place of the chicken thighs, skip the simmering time, and use homemade chicken stock (only 1 cup) instead of water.  It’s even quicker that way.  It doesn’t need much meat at all to be rich and delicious.  And, it’s very filling.

This is definitely on our meal plan at least once a month since it’s yummy, quick, easy, and budget-friendly.  Perfection!

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs. bone-in chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 4 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. flour or arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup Romano cheese
  • 8 oz. whole wheat or brown rice pasta

Directions:

Step 1: Melt the butter in a large frying pan and add the chicken.

Step 2: Cook the chicken on both sides until lightly browned, then add the mushrooms and onions.

Step 3: Saute until the mushrooms and onions are softened and have released their liquid.  Add the water.  Scrape the browned bits off the bottom of the pan and toss in a bay leaf and some salt.

Step 4: Cover with a lid and simmer on low for 30 – 45 minutes until reduced and the liquid has taken on the flavor of the ingredients.  Then, remove the chicken and bay leaf.

Step 5: Boil the water and cook pasta according to package directions.  Cut the chicken and return it to the pan, discarding the bones.

Step 6: Mix the milk and flour.  I usually use whole wheat flour, but sometimes arrowroot.  Depending on how thick you like your sauce, you may need more flour (not arrowroot; never more than 1 tablespoon per cup of liquid).

Step 7: Add the milk mix to the pan and stir until smooth and thickened.  Add the cheese and stir until melted.  Serve over pasta.

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs. bone-in chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 4 oz. mushrooms sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. flour or arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 cup Romano cheese
  • 8 oz. whole wheat or brown rice pasta

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a large frying pan and add the chicken.
  • Cook the chicken on both sides until lightly browned, then add the mushrooms and onions.
  • Saute until the mushrooms and onions are softened and have released their liquid.  Add the water.  Scrape the browned bits off the bottom of the pan and toss in a bay leaf and some salt.
  • Cover with a lid and simmer on low for 30 - 45 minutes until reduced and the liquid has taken on the flavor of the ingredients.  Then, remove the chicken and bay leaf.
  • Boil the water and cook pasta according to package directions.  Cut the chicken and return it to the pan, discarding the bones.
  • Mix the milk and flour.  I usually use whole wheat flour, but sometimes arrowroot.  Depending on how thick you like your sauce, you may need more flour (not arrowroot; never more than 1 tablespoon per cup of liquid).
  • Add the milk mix to the pan and stir until smooth and thickened.  Add the cheese and stir until melted.  Serve over pasta.

Easy!  🙂

Do you like chicken and mushroom pasta?

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Hi, I’m Kate.  I love medical freedom, sharing natural remedies, developing real food recipes, and gentle parenting. My goal is to teach you how to live your life free from Big Pharma, Big Food, and Big Government by learning about herbs, cooking, and sustainable practices.

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