Mushroom Chicken Pasta Recipe

This creamy Mushroom Chicken Pasta Recipe is so addictive and ready in under 30 minutes! Tender chicken with sauteed mushrooms in a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce with rigatoni pasta.

Serve this pasta with a simple Spring Salad and Homemade Bread to complete the meal.

Mushroom chicken pasta in a skillet with fresh grated Parmesan.

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Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pasta-

Pasta dinner is a favorite of ours for comfort food. It’s easy to prepare and is so filling and satisfying. This pasta is no different. Flavorful and tender chicken breast, mushrooms and a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce with rigatoni pasta.

The secret to this recipe is the hot sauce that’s added to the sauce. It gives the pasta a bit of a kick but isn’t overpowering at all. Just the right amount of spice to make the pasta stand out and be original.

Up close picture of chicken pasta with mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and fresh grated Parmesan.

How to make Chicken Pasta-

This pasta is a great option to prepare and serve if you are looking for a quick dinner with minimal work.  This dinner will make you feel like you’re in a fancy Italian restaurant for a fraction of the price.

  1. Cook pasta per package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, season and cook chicken breast.
  3. Saute mushrooms. Add garlic and sun-dried tomatoes and chicken to the skillet.
  4. Add remaining ingredients for cream. (TIP: Try the sauce, add more hot sauce for a spicier pasta.)
  5. Drain pasta and add to skillet with remaining ingredients.
  6. Simmer and serve.

If you are looking for a non-stick cooking skillet, THIS one is great and has a lid!

How to make mushroom chicken pasta with sun dried tomatoes.

Can I use a different pasta-

Though rigatoni is my favorite choice of pasta for this recipe, you can substitute for rotini or penne pasta if that is all you have on hand.

What kind of sun-dried tomatoes-

Any canned sun-dried tomatoes in oil will work. Be sure it is canned and you aren’t using the dry tomatoes. Dry tomatoes will be hard and unpleasant.

What kind of mushrooms-

For this recipe, we used white mushrooms. However, portabello mushrooms also work wonderful and give the pasta more flavor!

Pasta with mushrooms, chicken and sun dried tomatoes. A spicy and creamy pasta with meat and mushrooms.

Can I reheat the Creamy Chicken Pasta?

This chicken pasta is great if served as leftovers. Melt butter in a skillet and reheat pasta. You may need to add some heavy whipping cream and seasoning if the pasta is too dry.

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5 from 3 votes

Mushroom Chicken Pasta

Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pasta Recipe in 30 minutes! Tender chicken breast with sauteed mushrooms in a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce and rigatoni pasta.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chicken pasta
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 630
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 tsp canola oil
  • 6 oz rotini pasta, uncooked
  • 12 oz white mushrooms, sliced (see Note)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp flour

Chicken seasoning-

  • ½ tsp ground paprika
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper

Sauce-

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained & finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ tsp table salt
  • ¼ tsp ground paprika
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp hot sauce

Instructions

  • Cook pasta per instructions, al dente. Drain and cover to keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for chicken seasoning in a small bowl.
  • Lightly beat chicken breast with a meat mallet so the breasts are even in thickness. Season chicken breasts on both sides.
  • In a large skillet,  over high heat, heat oil. Once hot, add chicken and sear 2 minutes per side, until crispy. Turn down heat to low, cover skillet and cook another 5 minutes. The chicken will become tender.
  • Transfer chicken to a plate and cover to keep warm. Once chicken cools a bit, slice into thin strands or cube. 
  • In the same skillet, over med/high heat, sauté sliced mushroom with 1 Tbsp butter, lightly season with salt and pepper. 
    Add garlic, 3 Tbsp butter and sliced chicken to mushrooms, cook for another minute.
  • Drain and finely chop the sun-dried tomatoes. Add the tomatoes to the skillet and mix well. 
  • Add flour, stirring vigorously. 
  • Add broth, heavy whipping cream, parmesan cheese, hot sauce and seasonings for the cream. Stir until well incorporated and cook over medium heat until sauce thickens, continue stirring as needed.
  • Add cooked pasta to skillet, mix and bring to a simmer, cook another minute.
  • Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 630 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 172mg57%
Sodium 1057mg46%
Potassium 1206mg34%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 1400IU28%
Vitamin C 12.5mg15%
Calcium 211mg21%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 6 Comments
  • Angelica B. 01/21/2019, 7:57 pm Link Reply

    This is such a great recipe for family & friends. So easy to make & so so so delicious! What a great recipe. You are so talented Valentina!

    • Valentina's Corner 01/22/2019, 12:27 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Angelica! I’m so glad you enjoyed the pasta recipe. Thanks for visiting our online home.

  • Natalie 01/01/2019, 8:48 pm Link Reply

    We went on a cabin retreat and had this for dinner, it was by far my most favorite meal. So many flavors that just come together to make the best meal!

    • Valentina's Corner 01/01/2019, 9:16 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Natalie! I feel so special that you had this at a retreat. I hope you had a good time there. 🙂

  • Jessica 12/06/2018, 7:00 pm Link Reply

    This is such a yummy recipe! What a twist on alfredo! It’s all my favorite things, great recipe Valentina 🙂

    • Valentina's Corner 12/06/2018, 9:52 pm Link Reply

      That’s a great way to put it, Jessica. A great spin on Alfredo and everyone loves Alfredo. 🙂

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