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Creamy Chicken and Pasta

Rich, flavorful and laced with wine, this creamy chicken pasta is a family favorite. No one ever guesses it’s so quick and easy! —Elaine Moser, Spokane, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms and onions in butter for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Add wine or broth and garlic. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 5 minutes.
  • Combine flour and water until smooth; gradually add to mushroom mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cream. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or until heated through.
  • Drain pasta. Add the pasta, chicken, capers, salt and pepper to cream sauce. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 431 calories, 25g fat (14g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.


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  • dmkinsey
    Dec 18, 2020

    This made a good and fast dinner. We enjoyed it and I'll make it again.

  • Gina
    May 15, 2020

    Very easy and delicious! I added extra mushrooms and left out the capers. Followed another suggestion and added extra Parmesan cheese to the chicken mixture. I did not add the pasta to the sauce but let each person decide how much pasta and sauce they wanted. Also added some ricotta to each bowl after served. Yum! Definitely a keeper recipe!

  • ELyse
    Jan 31, 2020

    Excellent recipe! I used shredded pork instead of chicken and added an extra cup on heavy cream. I also mixed 2 cups of parmesan cheese into the pan with the noodles and pork and let it mix in with everything. Left out the mushrooms, capers, and green onions because of allergies and dislike.

  • katlaydee3
    Sep 3, 2017

    Really good for a simple dinner with just garlic bread on the side. I made this exactly as written except for leaving out the mushrooms because I don't like them.

  • Summersh
    Nov 12, 2016

    Loved it. Didn't use the capers and added mushrooms and broccoli. Was very good.

  • dptvnews
    Oct 28, 2015

    I rarely comment on recipes but I had to this time. The capers completely ruined this for me! Unless you know for sure that you LOVE them....dont do it! I made it a second time because I had all the stuff....and it was delish. I threw in a few handfuls of dried cranberries and pumpkin pie spice and it was amazing!

  • koketsom
    Jun 16, 2015

    The best pasta i ever made

  • mbdumee
    Apr 19, 2015

    Great recipe! I added peas and carrots to make it more kid friendly.

  • chingwen
    Jan 21, 2015

    "Delicious!" said by my daughter and husband. Very simple and awesome recipe! Must try!

  • Adnankhan
    Jan 15, 2015

    I saw many other,Creamy Chicken Pasta recipe website but your explanation and the presentation is the best, the other day i made this recipe by seeing your blog ,it came out very well and very tasty also...After made this i plain to publish everybody it was my humble request to u all please,please,please try this and gave your feedback so i ill come to know how i make..