Creamy Chicken, Mushroom, and Spinach Pasta Recipe

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Ivan Jennings Modified: March 23, 2022
Creamy Chicken, Mushroom, and Spinach Pasta Recipe

How To Make Creamy Chicken, Mushroom, and Spinach Pasta

This chicken pasta recipe makes a creamy and cheesy dish with parmesan cheese and heavy cream. Spinach and mushroom are also added for a healthier touch.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 1lbFarfalle bow-tie pasta
  • 3tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 2lbschicken tenders,patted dry
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste
  • 24ozmushrooms,fresh, sliced
  • 1medium onion,halved and thinly sliced
  • 3tbspgarlic,fresh minced
  • 3cupschicken broth
  • 4tspdijon mustard
  • ¼cupheavy cream
  • 2cupsspinach,fresh, roughly chopped
  • 2tbspparmesan cheese,coarsely grated, or to taste
  • 1tspflat leaf Italian parsley,chopped, or to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, for 12 minutes until tender yet firm to the bite. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl or a deep platter.

  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Season tenders with salt and pepper, place in the hot oil, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until lightly brown on one side. Turn and cook on the other side for an addtional 3 to 4 minutes until light brown. Transfer chicken to a plate.

  3. Add mushrooms and onion to the hot skillet and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until onion is lightly browned. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth and mustard, season with salt and pepper, and cook for 5 minutes.

  4. Return chicken tenders to skillet and submerge them in the broth mixture. Cook for 5 minutes until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F. Remove chicken and place on top of the cooked pasta.

  5. Continue to cook the sauce for 3 minutes until slightly thickened. Turn off heat and stir in cream. Add spinach stir for 1 minute until slightly wilted. Pour sauce over chicken and pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garnish with parsley.

  6. Serve warm and enjoy.


  • Calories: 655.63kcal
  • Fat: 28.68g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.01g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.70g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.14g
  • Carbohydrates: 69.09g
  • Fiber: 4.77g
  • Sugar: 5.94g
  • Protein: 30.76g
  • Cholesterol: 60.96mg
  • Sodium: 902.56mg
  • Calcium: 94.36mg
  • Potassium: 836.08mg
  • Iron: 3.10mg
  • Vitamin A: 72.10µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.11mg
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