Pasta with mushrooms and chicken

pasta with mushrooms and chicken

Hi dears, today we will continue with another type of pasta called pasta with mushrooms and chicken. We did other pasta types so you can check them later.

So today's dish is penne pasta cooked in a lovely chicken and mushroom creamy sauce. Before we start, I want to go with some tips to help you with the recipe.

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How to clean and prepare mushrooms for cooking?

In general, you need two steps to prepare mushrooms, cleaning, and cutting. First, let's start with cleaning, here maybe you will think if you can wash mushrooms and the answer for that is yes. You can wash mushrooms with water and it is better if you use a brush before using it inside the recipe.

Second, cutting mushrooms is not that hard. The nature of mushrooms is a little solid so that will help you cut them easily. But you should know if you want to cut it into slices or maybe you want to chop them. The choice is yours.

Should I have to use a specific type of pasta?

No, as we mentioned before we will use the penne pasta type but don't worry, use whatever you want it will be fine.

Can you use milk instead of cream in pasta?

Yes, absolutely you can use milk instead of cream in pasta with mushrooms and chicken recipe. Also, you can use any milk, cow milk, or coconut milk just be sure the milk will not affect the taste.

Notes make pasta with mushrooms and chicken better:

Here are some notes if you consider it will make your pasta amazing:

  • About the thyme, there are two types fresh and dried. You can use the fresh one it will work fine but the dried one is better and that is because the dried one has a stronger flavor and it's a bit pungent.
  • Another tip here, after you finish the recipe it is better to keep the pasta rest about 10 minutes to absorb all the flavor and be more delicious.
  • Also, if you are looking for a healthy food as possible for pasta with mushrooms and chicken dish you can prevent using cream it will be fine.

Cooking Method ,
Courses ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 30 min Rest Time: 10 min Total Time: 55 mins
Servings 4
Best Season Suitable throughout the year
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 1 packet of pasta
  • 1 Head onion (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon thyme (dried)
  • 1 teaspoon mixed Italian herbs (dried)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 kilogram chicken thigh
  • 200 grams mushrooms
  • 150 milliliters cream
  • Parsley to garnish
  • salt to taste
  1. So let's start cooking. first, bring a pan with some water and let it boil.
  2. Second, while water get hotter and hotter let's get on with sauce. Put some oil in a pot and into that add garlic to the pot. Stir the garlic from time to time.
  3. Third, when the water boils add salt to it and a whole packet of penne pasta. Be sure to cook the pasta according to the instructions.
  4. After that, when the garlic almost browning, add the chopped onion and let it to soften. Add the dried thyme, mixed Italian herbs, and black pepper. Stir for 2 minutes.
  5. Next, add salt and the chicken. Cook the chicken until it's halfway or three-quarters way cooked. It should take about 8 minutes.
  6. Then, we can return to pasta it will almost take the same time. Dry it from water but not all the water, it is better if you keep some to help you make sauce and prevent it from clogging.
  7. After that, add the cut mushrooms to the pot and be sure to stir well for 5 minutes.
  8. Next, add cream to the pot. It is better if you add it not once but in several times because if you add it all once maybe you will put to much cream.
  9. Finally, add the penne pasta to the pot. Stir well and you can season it with parsley. Cheers!!!
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