Creamy Chicken and Pasta Recipe
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Creamy Chicken and Pasta Recipe

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Rich, creamy and laced with wine, this chicken-and-pasta main dish is a favorite with Elaine Moser’s family in Spokane, Washington. Who’d guess it’s so quick and easy? COOKING CAPERS. Capers are the small, green flower buds of a bush that grows all over the Mediterranean area. Pickled in wine, vinegar or brine, capers lend a salty, lemony flavor to sauces, salads, veggies and main dishes. They can be found on grocery store shelves with olives and pickles.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 431 calories, 25g fat (14g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms and onions in butter for 4-5 minutes or until tender. Add wine or broth and garlic. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine flour and water until smooth; gradually add to mushroom mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cream. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or until heated through.
  3. Drain pasta. Add the pasta, chicken, capers, salt and pepper to cream sauce. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Chicken and Pasta in Simple & Delicious March/April 2006, p29

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Summersh User ID: 6640270 256695
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2016

"Loved it. Didn't use the capers and added mushrooms and broccoli. Was very good."

dptvnews User ID: 8591816 235841
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"I rarely comment on recipes but I had to this time. The capers completely ruined this for me! Unless you know for sure that you LOVE them....dont do it! I made it a second time because I had all the stuff....and it was delish. I threw in a few handfuls of dried cranberries and pumpkin pie spice and it was amazing!"

koketsom User ID: 8417506 228006
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2015

"The best pasta i ever made"

[email protected] User ID: 1289836 225102
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"Great recipe! I added peas and carrots to make it more kid friendly."

chingwen User ID: 8223636 218514
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

""Delicious!" said by my daughter and husband. Very simple and awesome recipe! Must try!"

Adnankhan User ID: 8177984 217904
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"I saw many other,Creamy chicken pasta recipe website but your explanation and the presentation is the best, the other day i made this recipe by seeing your blog ,it came out very well and very tasty also...After made this i plain to publish everybody it was my humble request to u all please,please,please try this and gave your feedback so i ill come to know how i make.."

mcfchris User ID: 8133999 146609
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2014

"This recipe was the best pasta dish I've ever made and I've made a lot over the years. I embellished a little and garnished with a few finely chopped chives, delicious."

ahboik User ID: 6778242 60576
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2014

"Excellent flavor!!! I used shrimp instead of chix. Will try using chix next time. Would've liked more sauce for the pasta"

Uglyqueen User ID: 1387257 146602
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"Very tasty pasta dish! I'm glad I doubled the recipe because everybody wanted seconds!!"

HotMamaJones User ID: 5503319 146598
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"This was fantastic. I used wine instead of chicken broth (which I believe makes all the different) and added 1/4th of a diced red bell pepper and 2 ribs of celery but at a slant for crunch. The capers I feel were necessary and great. I steamed 2 1/2 chicken breasts for this. Seasoned them first and steamed for 20 minutes. I used the broth from the steaming as the 1/3 C. of water. Simple, easy and raves from my guests. Tastiest pasta dish I've had in a long time."

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