Thursday, September 30, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie Pasta

John has two favorite foods: chicken pot pie and pasta. Well, and buffalo ANYTHING, but that's really not relevant to this post at all. So as I was saying... John loves chicken pot pie and pasta. When I saw this recipe pop up from Joelen I squealed- if this didn't make the hubster happy I don't know what would.

Sure enough, this recipe was a big hit. It's so easy to make so therefore it's a hit with me, particularly on a week night. John loved the pasta and ate a HUGE bowl that could easily serve a small country family. I liked it as well and felt it was really perfect for fall. Although, at this rate I am thinking fall just isn't coming... it's still so hot! Tasty, quick, and easy. A big hit for sure.

Source: Adapted from  Joelen's Culinary Adventures

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
10 ounces portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup light cream
1/2 rotisserie chicken, shredded into bite sized pieces
1/2 cup frozen peas 

1/2 cup fresh carrots, diced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups pasta
water for boiling pasta

Cook the pasta according to package directions. When done, place hot penne pasta in a large bowl and set aside.

Melt the better in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook onion, garlic, carrots and mushrooms in the skillet until golden brown.

Sprinkle in the flour over the mushroom mixture in the skillet and stir. Cook for a few seconds to rid the floury smell then add the broth, and cream to the skillet. Deglaze the skillet, scraping up any bits of fond at the bottom of the skillet. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, uncovered until the liquid is slightly thickened.

Add the chicken, frozen peas, lemon juice, and thyme to the skillet. Cook until heated through and season with salt & pepper to taste. Place the hot penne pasta into the skillet and toss to combine.  Add the cooked penne pasta and toss to coat pasta. Serve hot. 


  1. So glad you liked it! Thanks so much for trying it out! :)

  2. Looks delcious. I love pot pie, but love pasta more so this is the perfect solution.