Creamy Chicken, Mushroom, and Spinach Pasta


Use your stovetop to prepare this quick and tasty meal with chicken, spinach, mushrooms, and pasta for a weeknight, or for guests! Use one pot for the pasta and one pot for the chicken, veggies and sauce, then combine in a pretty pasta bowl or on a platter.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 pound farfalle (bow-tie) pasta

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 pounds chicken tenders, patted dry

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 24 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 3 tablespoons fresh minced garlic

  • 3 cups chicken broth

  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 2 cups roughly chopped fresh spinach

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely grated Parmesan cheese, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon chopped flat-leaf (Italian) parsley, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. 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 hot oil and cook until lightly brown on one side, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn and cook on other side until light brown, an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.

  3. Add mushrooms and onion to the hot skillet; cook and stir until onion is lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth and mustard. Season with salt and pepper; cook for 5 minutes. Return chicken tenders to skillet and submerge them in broth mixture. Cook until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, about 5 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove chicken and place on top of cooked pasta.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

442 Calories
13g Fat
47g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 442
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 610mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 6mg 28%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 642mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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