Chicken and Mushroom Pasta Bake for IHCC and Presto Pasta Nights

We sure love chicken and pasta in this household so…what a treat to find one of Jamie’s recipes incorporating many of our favorite ingredients. Wine, mushrooms, cream….what’s not to like?! With only 15 minutes prep and roughly 30 minutes bake time….what’s not to like!!

Simple delicious ingredients

1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
Olive oil
4 chicken thighs, boned, skinned and cut into bite-sized pieces
sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
12 ounces mixed fresh mushrooms, cleaned and torn
1 cup white wine
1 lb dried spaghetti
2 cups heavy cream
7 ounces parmesan cheese, grated
1 sprig fresh basil leaves


Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Put your porcini mushrooms in a bowl and pour over just enough boiling water to cover them (approx. 2/3 cup). Put to one side to soak for a few minutes.

Heat a saucepan big enough to hold all the ingredients, and pour in a splash of olive oil. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper and brown them gently in the oil.

Strain the porcini, reserving the soaking water, and add them to the pan with the garlic and fresh mushrooms. Add the wine, with the strained porcini soaking water, and turn the heat down.

Simmer gently until the chicken pieces are cooked through and the wine has reduced a little.

Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in plenty of boiling salted water according to the packet instructions and drain well.

Add the cream to the pan of chicken, then bring to the boil and turn the heat off. Season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Add the drained spaghetti to the creamy chicken sauce and toss well. Add three-quarters of the Parmesan and all of the basil and stir well. Transfer to an ovenproof baking dish or non-stick pan, sprinkle with half the remaining cheese and bake in the oven until golden brown, bubbling and crisp.

Divide between your plates, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.

This is rich and you won't need seconds to fill your tummy. It reheats very nicely and we even had some for a lunch later in the week.

You know what to do....Surf over to I Heart Cooking Club and see what else is on the menu! Then surf to Presto Pasta Nights host Three-Cookies and check out the round up.



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Yvette said...

Sounds easy but delicious. Made something like this dish when whe where cooking with Giada-chicken tetrazzini and that was really lovely!

girlichef said...

Dish me up a plate and pour me a glass...looks awesome, Tina!

Rebecca said...

Hi Pierce,

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. I too read through Google Reader and so rarely comment as a result despite loving reading blogs. So I thought I'd pop over, say hello, and express some mutual blog love!


MM said...

Yum! You don't know me very well. I'd totally go for seconds!

Kim said...

This week's chicken theme is perfect for you! I love this chicken and pasta bake, creamy and delicious. Just the kind of thing I like to eat.

Sorry I haven't been around a lot. I'm in a little bit of a blogging rut lately.

Pierce said...

Thank you;adies for such nice comments...I appreciate it. This was comfort food for that chicken!

The themes have been fun on IHCC...I need to get back to regular posting.

Drick said...

sure does look creamy enough for me and easy too... ya know, I have been 'forcing' myself to watch him lately on the cooking channel, and though I may be warming up to him, there is still something about him I am not sure of....his 'forced' cockney charm, I suppose...LOL

Velva said...

There is absolutely nothing to not like, and plenty to love. I really enjoy creamy pasta dishes. This one is a keeper.


Mélodie said...

Is this his recipe for chicken tetrazini? It is bookmarked in my book! Maybe this weekend :-)

Tammy Lou said...

This looks ludicrously good, experiencing the salivary response to photos! Thighs are far and away my favorite chicken part, this looks like a great way to use them. Cubing the meat would definitely make it much faster than the recipe I used.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Mmm... this does look like perfectly creamy and delicious comfort food. Great pick! ;-)

The Food Hunter said...

It looks really rich...I love it!

Ruth Daniels said...

This happens to be one of my favorite Jamie recipes. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights. Of course, just looking at it adds inches to my hips!

natalia said...

What a great dinner ! Ciao !

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Mmm, you can't go wrong with all those ingredients! I love the vino shot too. ☺

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