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This Penne Pasta With Chicken, Mushrooms and Pesto Sauce is very creamy and full of flavor. I like adding chicken and mushrooms to it, but you can skip the meat and double the mushrooms, if you are a vegetarian.


Penne Pasta With Chicken Mushrooms And Pesto Sauce


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Penne Pasta With Chicken, Mushrooms and Pesto Sauce

By Lyubomira L
Creamy Penne Pasta With Chicken, Mushrooms and Pesto Sauce
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 4 oz penne rigate, (can use pasta of your choice)
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, (about 1/2 lb)
  • 5-6 sliced white mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp blue cheese, (can use Gorgonzola cheese)
  • 3 tbsp pesto sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil leaves for garnishing


  • Boil pasta in salted water according to directions on the package.
  • In a large skillet heat olive oil on medium heat.
  • Cut chicken into small pieces, season with salt and pepper and cook in olive oil over medium heat for 5-7 minutes, until the outside appears cooked.
  • Add mushrooms and cook for another 4-5 minutes, so they release water.
  • Add pesto sauce and stir until evenly distributed. Continue cooking for another 2 minutes on medium.
  • Add heavy cream, stir and then add blue cheese. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring frequently. The sauce should thicken and get creamy.
  • Add cooked and drained pasta to the sauce and stir to evenly distribute the sauce.
  • Serve with shredded parmesan cheese on top.


Calories: 811kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 38g, Fat: 51g, Saturated Fat: 20g, Cholesterol: 164mg, Sodium: 1129mg, Potassium: 766mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1455IU, Vitamin C: 2.4mg, Calcium: 189mg, Iron: 1.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
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