Creamy Chicken Sundried Tomato and Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Chicken Sundried Tomato and Mushroom Pasta

This creamy chicken sundried tomato and mushroom pasta is relatively quick and easy to make. Impress the family with this upscale yet rustic pasta dish during the week or as a dinner party main for guests on the weekend.

Creamy Chicken Sundried Tomato and Mushroom Pasta

Perfectly cooked al dente penne coated with a rustic mushroom and sundried tomato-infused cream sauce makes for an explosion of flavours in your mouth! The combination of salty-sweet sundried tomatoes, earthy mushrooms, and moist chicken in a mild, light cream sauce is bound to please any crowd.

Creamy Chicken Sundried Tomato and Mushroom Pasta

My kids can be quite finicky when it comes to proteins-one day they’ll devour them, and the next day they won’t give them a second glance. Having said that, whenever I throw some pasta in the mix I know the recipe will be a winner!

Creamy Chicken Sundried Tomato and Mushroom Pasta

Case in point, this creamy chicken sundried tomato and mushroom pasta! The kids gobbled this up and my husband too! With hearty chunks of chicken and mushrooms, a little portion of this pasta goes a long way, meaning more leftovers than anticipated!

Creamy Chicken Sundried Tomato and Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Chicken Sundried Tomato and Mushroom Pasta

2015-04-07
: 6-8 servings
: 10 min
: 20-25 min

This creamy chicken sundried tomato and mushroom pasta is relatively quick and easy to make. Impress the family with this upscale yet rustic pasta dish during the week or as a dinner party main for guests on the weekend. Perfectly cooked al dente penne coated with a rustic mushroom and sundried tomato-infused cream sauce makes for an explosion …

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Ingredients
    400 grams penne or pasta of choice
  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes (dried), finely diced
  • 1 tsp. tomato paste
  • 100 ml cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta cooking water
  • 1-2 tbs. fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • Parmesan cheese, quantity as desired
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
Directions

Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add 1-2 tbs. of sea salt and the pasta and cook For 2 minutes less than the suggested cooking time on the package instructions. The pasta should be al dente as it will continue to cook in the sauce, absorbing all the flavours!

In the meantime, heat 2 tbs. of olive oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Add the chicken and cook for 7-8 minutes or until lightly browned then remove from the pan.

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Add the sliced mushrooms to the frying pan (adding more oil, if necessary) and cook for 5 minutes then add the cream, tomato paste, and sundried tomatoes. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring to combine.

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Once the pasta is cooked, drain (reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water) then add it directly into the frying pan along with the chicken. Add the 1/2 cup of cooking water and continue to cook the pasta for another 2-3 minutes or until the water has almost completely evaporated and the sauce has thickened.

Garnish with freshly chopped parsley, Parmesan cheese and an extra drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Creamy Chicken Sundried Tomato and Mushroom Pasta

55 thoughts on “Creamy Chicken Sundried Tomato and Mushroom Pasta”

  • themommyfiles 4 years ago

    I love mushrooms and chicken! This dish looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  • Pasta is a weakness of mine. I love it. This looks so delicious. Will definitely pin and share.

  • I love pasta and I can live eating pasta alone! This looks fantastic and I’m sure it tastes the same.

  • It’s definitely a yummy recipe. I actually did something really similar, but I also added bacon into it. Works really well. 🙂

  • Sarah @ Must Have Mom 4 years ago

    Mmm, this looks soo yummy! Another awesome pasta dish to add to my recipe book. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ann Bacciaglia 4 years ago

    This dish looks really good. The kids and I love pasta and I am always looking for new recipes to try. This is on my list as we love chicken as well.

  • This pasta dish looks absolutely scrumptious! I don’t think there is anything in it I don’t like!

  • Chrystal M. 4 years ago

    I wish my husband and kiddo loved mushrooms as much as I do. Sadly, they cant stand them. When I am in the mood for mushrooms I have to make my dish separate. So sad. They dont know what they are missing out on.

  • Ourfamilyworld 4 years ago

    This looks amazing. I love mushroom and pasta. I have never considered adding sundried tomatoes

  • ashleigh walls 4 years ago

    A delicious way to use mushrooms! I’m in love with mushrooms and always trying to get the kids to try it more.

  • TheNewClassy 4 years ago

    I love penne pasta and chicken together! It’s like the perfect combination of foods! And the mushrooms would just be wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

    • I actually rarely add proteins to pasta…my husband is very traditional, lol! My usual repertoire is tomato sauce, pesto, garlic and olive oil, and carbonara!

  • Ricci 4 years ago

    This looks soooo yummy!!! I have been craving pasta and I think I have all of the stuff to make this 🙂

  • If I can get past the mushrooms, I would devour this. I think I may try it with tomatoes in place of the mushrooms. It looks so good. Chicken and pasta are 2 of my favs!

  • I am a huge fan of chicken and pasta like this. I would love to make something like this and even take leftovers for lunch the next day.

  • Fi Ni Neachtain 4 years ago

    This looks so delicious. I love pasta, I really need to try and get more creative and try things like this instead of my usual tomato and garlic sauce.

    • Come to think of it, I hardly ever just make pasta with tomato sauce, lol! I just end up using up whatever is in the fridge…it’s fun to improvise!

  • mail4rosey 4 years ago

    Like Liz said in her comment, I love sun dried tomatoes too. I also love a good pasta dish and this looks tops!

  • This looks so good to me, especially since I love sun dried tomatoes. I can’t wait to try this out!

  • Chrissy Hme 4 years ago

    YUM! I love sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms and any creamy sauce. This is going on my menu plan for the week!

  • Rochkirstin Santos 4 years ago

    This pasta looks so delicious as comfort food! I like the combination of salty and and a bit sweet flavor. I can think of putting truffle into the dish.

  • Now I know this would be good! Thanks for the idea – my neighbour JUST had her baby yesterday and I’m thinking up ideas on what to make her for when she comes home.

  • Jeanine 4 years ago

    That looks really, really good! I am not a huge mushroom fan BUT this looks super tasty. My hubby loves mushrooms I bet he would love this!

  • Nina Say 4 years ago

    I absolutely love mushrooms in pasta. It is perfect for summertime!

  • This pasta looks yummy and has my fave ingredient – mushrooms! I would try this recipe and probably swap out the chicken with shrimp! 🙂

  • This looks absolutely delicious! I would love to make this sometime during the week. Looks easy to make too! 😀

  • chubskulit 4 years ago

    My daughter would love this, she loves mushrooms and pasta! I will try your recipe next time, thanks!

  • Lisa Bristol 4 years ago

    This looks so delicious and simple to make. I will have to try this recipe this weekend. I am sure my family will love it.

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle 4 years ago

    What a yummy looking dish. I love a good pasta, especially with mushrooms. It goes so well together.

  • Joyce Duboise 4 years ago

    Okay this has me wishing that I could pull it off of the screen and eat it right now. Looks very delicious! & wow! It is a lot easier to make than you’d think. Usually dishes that look this good are complicated. This is definitely something that I would try. Great pictures!

  • Sharon Erickson 4 years ago

    WOW. I can’t even explain how much I want this right now! Those portobello mushrooms look soooo good! I really can’t wait to try this! Yum!

  • This is deliciousness! it has everything I love: chicken, portobello mushroom, pasta, sundried tomatoes. Can I substitute cream with milk or chicken stock, Lisa?

  • Yum! Anything with mushrooms is a hit in our house. I absolutely love all your recipes and cannot wait to try this new one 🙂

  • Oh my word, that looks so amazing. Thanks so much for sharing, I would LOVE to fix this for the family. I’m sure we’d all love it.

  • Robin Rue 4 years ago

    No one in our house likes mushrooms, but I think this dish would be awesome even without them. Yum!

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