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Creamy Chicken and Pasta Recipe

Creamy Chicken and Pasta Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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."

ilka896 User ID: 6549264 117120
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"This pasta was so delicious. My husband loved it and he is a very picky eater."

KatHonays User ID: 6514877 125784
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

"This is one of the few recipes I've tried recently that I can't wait to make again. It was the first time I've had capers, and I'm intrigued by them but haven't decided whether I like them or not. My husband said they added a little "surprise" while you're eating it, which he liked. I added more garlic then called for since we both love garlic, used chicken broth instead of wine, and broccoli in place of mushrooms. I also added extra chicken broth because there didn't seem to be enough. Overall it seems to be a great and versatile recipe."

baileybug001 User ID: 6440039 125783
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"This recipe was easy, fast and delicious! I didn't use the capers and at the end I added more chicken broth and cream to make it creamier and I added about half of af container of shredded parmesan and mixed it in! My whole family LOVED it!"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 125782
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"Since I didn't have heavy cream I just used milk and stirred in 2 oz of leftover cream cheese to make it richer. I added a sprinkle of red pepper flakes near the end when I thought the sauce needed a little punch. Overall, it's an easy 30-minute dinner."

zdb2010* User ID: 5656030 60574
Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"This is a really good recipe - great comfort food! I didn't use the capers because I forgot to put them in but it was great anyways. Good thing to make when you realize you have white wine in your fridge you forgot about and it's too old to drink. Definitely needs more seasonings - I added thyme and rosemary as well as more salt & pepper and also I think lots of the steps in making the sauce could probably be omitted - I think next time I will try just mixing everything together for the sauce and then cooking/simmering for a while."

[email protected] User ID: 1202636 60573
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2010

"This could use a tad more spices but it's definitely worth trying."

antadaall User ID: 5206252 146597
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"I can't eat mushrooms, so I added a few cherry tomatoes and artichokes. The whole family really liked it - a very unusual accomplishment in our family."

MelissaV81 User ID: 1221953 140311
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

"Recipe was wonderful. I did omit capers, as I did not have any on hand. And for the chicken I used a lemon-oregano chicken recipe I found on this site as well. Gave levels of flavor to everthing. My kids ate it with no complaints; and that's saying a lot! Great job with this one!"

3showard User ID: 4859941 64870
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

"Delicious blend of ingredients! Even my seven year old son begged for seconds. I ended up having to add a lot more cream to the end product to get enough sauce to evenly coat the mixture, but that was the only alteration."

williamsegraves User ID: 3296408 91260
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2010

"I made this for a Valentine's Day party and it was a hit! Leftovers are just as tasty!"

7kcks User ID: 37777 146596
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2009

"Have made this recipe twice and each time I add additional ingredients. I always tweak recipes, so... First time I sauteed chopped asparagus with the green onion/mushrooms. I also added 1/2 cup homemade alfredo sauce to the cream mixture. Second time I sauteed par-boiled broccoli & sun-dried tomatoes with the green. onions/mushrooms. In place of the whipping cream I used a 16 oz jar of alfredo sauce."

mommaterk User ID: 2952293 91236
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2009

"I just tried this and it was wonderful! It will be a "do over" for sure at our house.


AudMat User ID: 2390585 74483
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2008

"My husband really enjoy's this recipe. There are hardly any leftovers. I omit the capers and it is still delicious. I try to prepare it at least once a month."

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