Mushroom Chicken Pasta

Mushroom Chicken Pasta

Such a simple yet satisfying bowl of pasta. Its good for feeding a crowd and especially if that crowd includes children! I love the combination of the two different pastas, gives the dish a great texture. Now I get it, some kids aren’t into mushrooms, but at least they (or you) can pick them out before they eat it. Also, IS there a better way to introduce mushrooms to your kids? Covered in Parmesan? LOL!!

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Mushroom Chicken Pasta

Supplies needed for this recipe:
Large Pot
Large Saute Pan or Dutch Oven
Wooden Spoon
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 People


  • 2 Chicken Breasts cooked and diced
  • 1/2 bag Traditional Spaghetti Pasta
  • 1/2 bag Linguine Pasta
  • 64 oz Chicken Stock (1 carton)
  • 5 cups Water
  • 3/4 cup Dry White Wine
  • 1/2 Lemon juiced
  • 1 1/2 cups Arugula chopped
  • 2 cups Crimini Mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 cup Shaved Parmesan
  • Salt and Pepper


  • In a large pot, combine the chicken broth and water, bring to a boil and add a splash of olive oil and few dashes of salt. Add the pasta and cook according to package or al dente.
  • While that is boiling, add olive oil to a large saute pan. Add the garlic and mushroom and cook until mushrooms have softened, about 5 minutes. Add the cooked chicken, and some salt and pepper and saute for an additional 5-7 minutes. Add the white wine and use a wooden spatula to deglaze the saute pan creating a sauce. Turn your burner off. 
  • Once pasta is cooked, use a heat resistant cup to collect at least a cup full of the pasta water, set aside. Drain the pasta. Add the pasta into the saute pan with chicken and mushroom mixture. Add ½ of the Parmesan, use tongs to toss together. If you find the mixture seems dry, add a splash of the pasta water to help combine everything. 
  • Finish by adding in the arugula, toss until combined. Top off with remaining Parmesan. Serve Hot!!


Im a texture person so the combo of these two pastas was a fun twist, you can use just one type of pasta if you dont have the two. For my kids, I set aside a plate of just the chicken and mushroom pasta before adding the arugula. It’s a bit spicy for them because they are BABIES. LOL! My husband and I usually add red pepper flakes and sunflower seeds for a nice crunch.
Keyword chicken, mushroom, pasta