Creamy Chicken Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Chicken Mushroom Pasta

When it comes to hearty dishes to feed the family, or just yourself when you’ve got a big appetite, nothing beats a big bowl of Pasta. This recipe is one of our favorites, a Creamy Chicken Mushroom Pasta Recipe. Throw all those delicious ingredients into a large Pot and you’ll be tucking into an amazing, warming bowl of Pasta in no time at all!

The Dutch Oven is a fantastic dish to cook this Creamy Chicken Mushroom Pasta Recipe

If you do happen to have a Dutch Oven in the kitchen then this is the recipe for it. We love our Dutch Oven, as it is big enough to handle a huge amount of food

Dutch ovens are made from good quality Ceramic, which means they will heat well – and stay heated for a long time. They conduct heat exceptionally, ensuring an even cook throughout your dish

If you do not have a Dutch Oven then any large pot with high sides will work fine. For this dish we are cooking everything in the 1 pot, including the Pasta. So, you want to ensure that the Pot is large enough to hold all the ingredients and nearly 5 cups of liquid

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The Dutch Oven is the pot of choice for the Creamy Chicken Mushroom Pasta Recipe. You can also use any type of high sided, large pot

We’re using Cremini Mushrooms for this recipe

This is not a fussy dish at all. Any Supermarket friendly Mushroom will work well in this dish. We’ve opted for Cremini Mushrooms, but White Mushrooms or Button Mushrooms will also work well. They are all quite similar in size, texture, and taste so whatever you can get your hands on will work great

If you want to try something a little different we would also suggest giving Portobello Mushrooms a go. Portobello Mushrooms are quite a lot larger than Cremini but do absorb flavor well in hearty dishes such as this Creamy Chicken Mushroom Pasta. Just cut them into appropriately sized chunks so they are easy to eat!

We do recommend peeling your Mushrooms before cooking, however. The Mushroom skin can sometimes leave a leathery-type quality to the dish, so best to just peel that skin off before you chop the Mushrooms

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Penne Pasta is a great choice for the Creamy Chicken Mushroom Pasta recipe as it can hold a load of sauce as you eat it!

While not a mandatory, Penne Pasta is a great choice for this dish

Any pasta you use will honestly work great for this dish. However, to stand up to the requirements of a One Pot Pasta dish, you’ll want something with a bit of resilience. Spiral Pasta would work well, however our preferred choice is Penne

The main reason we’re suggesting Penne Pasta for the Creamy Chicken Mushroom Pasta is simple – the tubes hold an extraordinary amount of the Creamy sauce! So, every bite is filled to the brim with that delicious sauce, this is the reason Penne is the pasta of choice

If you were to use a Spaghetti or Fettuccini it will of course be fine, however it may just be a little bit more difficult to eat. What you want with a good hearty pasta dish, especially one with Chicken such as this one, is for each bite to contain an even amount of all the ingredients

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The amazing combination of delicious Homemade Chicken Broth with Cream, Chicken, and Mushrooms makes for a warming, hearty meal

If you can, make your own Chicken Broth in advance for optimal flavor in this dish

We are big fans of homemade Chicken Broth at One Pot Dinners. We use a great recipe from our friends at Dinnertime Somewhere, which is their Instant Pot Chicken Broth Recipe. It’s super easy to make, all you need is an Instant Pot and about 2 hours!

The key to making a great homemade Chicken Broth is to keep all your old Chicken Bones from meals you’ve eaten. Cooked up a fantastic Roast Chicken? Great! Keep the Bones, the Carcass, Everything! Just store it in a Ziploc freezer bag and when it’s time to make stock you’ve got an ample supply ready to go

We don’t even mind if you’ve kept the stuffing, or other flavored ingredients you’ve eaten alongside the Chicken Bones. It all just adds flavor and is delicious

We would highly recommend not using store bought Chicken Broth. It is unhealthy for you, as they pack in so much Salt to keep it shelf life stable for long enough to be sold. It also doesn’t taste nearly as good as the homemade stuff

So please, make your own broth and you’ll be rewarded with some amazing home cooked meals!

Creamy Chicken Mushroom Pasta

Course: DinnerCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 500g / 18 oz. bag of Penne Pasta

  • 4 Large Chicken Thighs

  • 3 Cups Chicken Broth (see recipe here)

  • 1 cup Heavy Cream

  • ½ cup Whole Milk

  • 2 cups Cremini Mushrooms, sliced

  • 4 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped

  • ½ Red Onion, finely chopped

  • 1 cup Fresh Parsley, finely chopped

  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

  • 2 tsp. Vegetable Oil

  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper

  • Salt


  • Season your Chicken Thighs liberally with Salt and Pepper on both sides. Add 1 tsp. Vegetable Oil to your Dutch Oven or deep sided pot over medium heat. Once hot, Add the Chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked (internal temperature of 160 degrees). Remove Chicken and set aside to rest
  • In the same pot, add 1 tsp. of Vegetable Oil, then add your Red Onions, and cook, stirring constantly for 4 minutes until tender. Add the Mushrooms and cook for a further 5 minutes until their juices have evaporated
  • Add the Garlic and cook for a further 1 minute until fragrant, then pour in the Chicken Broth, Heavy Cream, and Milk, and bring to a boil. Drop the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, uncovered
  • While the Sauce is simmering, cut your now rested Chicken pieces into bite sized pieces
  • Once the Sauce has reduced and started to thicken slightly, add the Pasta to the Dish. Cook for a further 10 minutes until the Pasta is cooked.
  • Once the Pasta is cooked add the Chicken and Parmesan Cheese. Stir to incorporate into the mixture until warmed through and the cheese has melted
  • Check the dish for seasoning and if needed, add a pinch more Salt and Pepper to your taste. Turn off the heat, then add the chopped Parsley right before serving


  • It is important that the sauce has started to thicken before you add the Pasta. So, if after 10 minutes it is still quite runny, give it another 5 – 10 minutes of reducing before adding the Pasta

We hope you enjoy our amazing Creamy Chicken Mushroom Pasta dish. For more amazing One Pot Dinners using the Dutch Oven, check out our page here

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