Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

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A little chicken (less than a pound) goes a long way in this rich, creamy dish. We love whole wheat spaghetti with the rustic mushroom-infused sauce, but any long pasta, such as bucatini, spagettini or linguine, can be a delicious partner. Feel free to improvise with whatever type is waiting in your pantry.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living

Ingredients

  • 12 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 oz cremini mushrooms sliced
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 cup sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream (35%)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 12 oz whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • coarsely ground pepper (optional)

Method

Sprinkle chicken with half each of the salt and pepper.

In large skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; cook chicken, turning once, until no longer pink inside, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to cutting board; slice thinly across the grain.

Add remaining oil to pan; reduce heat to medium. Cook mushrooms, thyme and remaining salt and pepper until mushrooms are tender and golden, about 8 minutes.

Stir in broth; bring to boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Stir in cream, parsley and mustard; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Discard thyme.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid, drain.

Return pasta to pot. Add sauce and chicken; toss, adding as much of the reserved cooking liquid as needed to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and pepper (if using).

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 9 g
  • Sodium 803 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 38 g
  • Calories 568.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Potassium 778 mg
  • Cholesterol 80 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 68 g

%RDI

  • Iron 26.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 14.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 11.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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