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    Chicken penne with creamy mushroom white wine sauce is made in one pan for a quick and easy dinner ready in 30 minutes. Perfect for weeknight dinners!

    Chicken Penne with Creamy Mushroom White Wine Sauce

    One Pan Chicken Pasta – Quick & Delicious Dinner

    One Pan Chicken Pasta meets Date Night! This chicken penne with creamy mushroom white wine sauce is made in one pan for a quick and easy dinner ready in 30 minutes. This dish is perfect for a date night with your significant other. If you are looking for an easy and delicious recipe for Valentine’s Day, this recipe is a winner. It comes together pretty quickly and tastes amazing! Pair it with a glass of Chardonnay, and you have a nice romantic date night dinner.

    Chicken Penne with Creamy Mushroom White Wine Sauce

    Chicken Penne with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

    Since our son was born in November last year, my husband and I have enjoyed many date nights at home instead of going out. I made this chicken penne with creamy mushroom white wine sauce one Friday night, and he loved it. It is so filling and comforting on these cold winter nights. He asked for seconds, and I am glad I made more of this pasta dish. The decadent mushroom white wine sauce is so dreamy and it tastes amazing!

    For the creamy mushroom white wine sauce, I decided to use the sauce from my Chicken in Creamy Mushroom Sauce. It is a delicious sauce that goes wonderfully with chicken & a glass of wine.

    Chicken Penne with Creamy Mushroom White Wine Sauce

    For today’s one pan meal, I used Barilla® Pronto® Penne. Barilla is an authentic Italian food brand that offers high quality wholesome and great tasting products. No wonder they are the #1 choice of Italy. I was impressed with their Pronto Penne pasta – you can make one-pan meals without the need to wait for water to boil, or drain the pasta. Everything happens in the same pan and the pasta cooks within 10 minutes. It’s a one pan revolution! The pasta was al dente with a beautiful texture and delicious taste!

    For more Barilla “Wonderful Your Way” recipe ideas, visit their website.

    Chicken Penne with Creamy Mushroom White Wine Sauce

    You can find the Barilla Pronto Penne pasta at your local Kroger store. I found it in the pasta & pasta sauces aisle in Kroger (see the picture below).

    I also love the Barilla Pronto pasta because it saved me time and clean up. Since everything was made in one pan, it was very quick & easy to clean up, and be able to enjoy the rest of the evening with my husband.
    Chicken Penne with Creamy Mushroom White Wine Sauce

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    Chicken Penne with Creamy Mushroom White Wine Sauce

    Chicken penne with creamy mushroom white wine sauce is made in one pan for a quick and easy dinner ready in 30 minutes.Perfect for weeknight dinners!
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 25 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes
    Servings 4
    Calories 733kcal


    • 1 lb chicken breasts, chopped
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 3 cloves garlic
    • 12 oz sliced mushrooms
    • 8 oz Penne pasta
    • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 1/2 cup white wine
    • salt and pepper
    • 2 cups baby spinach
    • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


    • Season chicken with salt, freshly ground black pepper and garlic powder. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for about 5 minutes per side, or until no longer pink in center. Transfer to a plate.
    • Add chopped onion to the skillet, and cook for a couple of minutes until translucent, stirring occasionally. Add minced garlic, and cook, while stirring for 30 seconds. Transfer to the plate with chicken.
    • Add sliced mushrooms and stir. Season mushrooms with salt and pepper. Let cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. When mushrooms are tender and most juices have evaporated, transfer them to the plate with chicken.
    • Add Penne pasta to the skillet and 4 cups water. Cook according to package instructions for about 10 minutes. 
    • When pasta is cooked, add whipping cream, white wine and continue cooking for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally or until sauce reduces a bit and thickens.
    • Add chicken, onions, and mushrooms back to the skillet, and fresh baby spinach. Stir everything. Serve warm and sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top.


    Calories: 733kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 199mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 1037mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2800IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 2.2mg
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American
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    January 10, 2017

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    Maria William

    5 stars
    Oh my, my tummy started rumbling reading this! Love mushrooms, and love a rich creamy sauce to my pasta. Great recipe!


    5 stars
    can I add parsley?

      Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy

      yes, absolutely!


    I have a question, Do you leave the pasta water in and make the sauce from that?

      Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hi Sara! Great question! I used a Barilla Pronto pasta which is created specifically for meals made in one pot because it doesn’t require any draining of the water – it just evaporates. The pasta holds its shape and is very delicious! Hope this answers your question!

    Hayley Chase

    Can something be used as an alternative to wine??

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Yes, you could use chicken stock as a substitute.


    Excellent. Out of this world! Thanks for an amazing recipe!


    So do you drain the pasta water before you add wine and cream???

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hi Debbie,
      the brand of pasta I used doesn’t require to drain the pasta water because the pasta absorbs all the water. The Barilla Pronto brand is perfect for one pan meals because you can just continue cooking without having to drain the pasta water.
      If you are using a different kind of pasta, and there is still liquid at the bottom of the skillet, I would drain it before adding wine and cream.
      Hope you enjoy the meal! 🙂

    Stephanie L. Robertson

    Looks delicious!
    I’ll use apple juice instead of white wine and try premade chicken. Can’t wait!!!


    Holy gorgeous. I mean come on, it’s 9am and you already have me craving chicken and mushroom pasta!? Something is seriously right here. Totally putting this one in my arsenal!

    Kathi @ Laughing Spatula

    Pasta and wine? Yes please! Gotta check out that new Pronto product….love quick cooking one pan meals!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Kathi!! I am sure you will love the Pronto pasta! 🙂

    Chiropractor Allentown

    5 stars
    I have to use gluten-free pasta, which sometimes leaves a taste behind so I only eat recipes with rich flavor to hide the pasta taste. This recipe sounds like it will do just the trick for me. I’m going to give it a try. Thanks!

    Stacey Werner - client

    The creamy mushroom sauce sounds so good! I love that you used it again with pasta. I never think about reusing a sauce from one recipe in another.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Stacey! Cooking pasta with this sauce makes it even better! 🙂 Loved so much how it turned out, it’s definitely one of our new favorite one pan meals!

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