Mushroom Chicken Cream Pasta

Make a simple mushroom cream sauce and mix with shredded chicken and peas for a restaurant-style meal that's ready in 25 minutes.

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Mushroom Chicken Cream Pasta
Makes: 4  servings Prep 25 mins Start to Finish 25 mins  (not including time for chicken)


  • 1 14 ounce package whole-wheat pasta
  • 2 tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1 pound  white button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 cup  heavy cream
  • 1/2 recipe Quick-Roasted Chicken (chicken only), shredded
  • 1 10 ounce box frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup  (2 ounces) shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for serving
  • 4 tablespoons  chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, melt butter with oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, reduce heat to medium and saute until softened and just starting to brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add cream and simmer over high heat until reduced slightly, about 1 minute. Stir in chicken, peas and cheese. Remove from heat; salt and pepper to taste. Toss with pasta and 2 tablespoons parsley. Transfer to a large serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons parsley. Serve with additional cheese on the side.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • cal.(kcal)900,
  • Fat, total(g)42,
  • chol.(mg)181,
  • sat. fat(g)21,
  • carb.(g)89,
  • fiber(g)15,
  • pro.(g)53,
  • sodium(mg)648,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Quick Roasted Chicken
Makes:8  servings Prep 10 mins Bake 450°F 30 mins to 35 mins Broil 4 mins to 6 mins Start to Finish 45 mins


  • 3 1/2 pounds  skinless, bone-in chicken breasts (4 to 6 breasts), fat trimmed
  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon  fresh ground black pepper


1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F and place rack in center. Rinse chicken and pat dry. In a roasting pan, toss together chicken, tomatoes, onion and oil. Arrange chicken, bone side down, over tomatoes and onion; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until chicken is almost cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes.

2. Heat broiler and place rack 6 inches from heat. Broil until chicken is browned and cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes.

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