This is a dish I made with what I needed to use up in the fridge. Fresh peas, crimini mushrooms and chicken combined with garlic cream sauce and whole grain pasta make a nicely rounded meal.
This dish can easily be made into a vegetarian meal by simply omitting the chicken
- 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite size chunks
- 1 pound crimini mushrooms, sliced
- 1to 2 tablespoons butter
- garlic, minced
- 1 cup fresh peas
- 1 cup cream
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 box whole grain pasta
- 1 cup pasta water, reserved from cooking the pasta.
- fresh herbs such as basil
Cook the pasta following the directions on the box. While the pasta is cooking brown the chicken in a pan with a little butter. Once chicken is brown place the chicken pieces in a bowl and set aside. In the same pan add the rest of the butter and the mushrooms, cook the mushrooms until soft and a little browned.
Place the chicken back in the pan with the mushrooms and garlic. stir the garlic through the dish and then add the peas and pasta. stir a little and then add the cream and if needed a little pasta water and 1/3 cup of the cheese.
Stir until all is well mixed and bubbly. turn off the heat and add the herbs. season with salt and pepper if needed. top with the rest of the cheese