Penne Pasta With Chicken, Mushrooms and Pesto Sauce

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.

 

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Penne Pasta With Chicken Mushrooms And Pesto Sauce

 

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Penne Pasta With Chicken, Mushrooms and Pesto Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Creamy Penne Pasta With Chicken, Mushrooms and Pesto Sauce
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Calories: 811 kcal
Author: Lyubomira L
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Boil pasta in salted water according to directions on the package.
  2. In a large skillet heat olive oil on medium heat.
  3. 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.
  4. Add mushrooms and cook for another 4-5 minutes, so they release water.
  5. Add pesto sauce and stir until evenly distributed. Continue cooking for another 2 minutes on medium.
  6. 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.
  7. Add cooked and drained pasta to the sauce and stir to evenly distribute the sauce.
  8. Serve with shredded parmesan cheese on top.
Nutrition Facts
Penne Pasta With Chicken, Mushrooms and Pesto Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 811 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 78%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 1129mg 47%
Potassium 766mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 38g 76%
Vitamin A 29.1%
Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 18.9%
Iron 8.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.