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Real Food – Easy Chicken Spinach and Mushroom Pasta

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I made this recipe up to use the fresh and locally grown spinach and mushrooms in my Organic Box delivery. Damn it’s good! It shouldn’t take much more than 12-15 minutes to make (depends on how long it takes the water to boil).

chicken mushroom spinach pasta


chicken mushroom spinach pasta

1-2 chicken breasts (chopped into 1/2 inch slices)
1-1.5 cups of chopped fresh spinach leaves
1 cup of sliced mushrooms (any sort)
1/4 cup of butter
3 large cloves of garlic
1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
6 cups of cooked pasta of your choice.


Put pasta water on to boil.

chicken mushroom spinach pasta

Now start chopping up the mushrooms, spinach, garlic and chicken.

When water is at a full boil add pasta.

chicken mushroom spinach pasta

Add butter to a large skillet or wok (wok works best). When butter is melted add chicken and saute. Now add the mushrooms and the garlic to the cooked chicken, saute until tender. Add salt and pepper. When pasta is cooked drain and add to the wok/skillet.

I cooked the works on med-high.

Add 1/2 the parmesan cheese and mix.

Serve immediately sprinkle with remaining parmesan.

chicken mushroom spinach pasta


MK xo
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20 comments… add one

  • Hannah July 13, 2010, 2:10 pm

    Mmm, yum! That looks delicious. I make a similar dish but it’s a risotto (so rice instead of the pasta). Also add lemon zest & juice to mine. But I LOVE the combo of chicken, mushrooms and spinach, and even better with Parmesan on top! I’ll have to try this recipe. Thanks!

  • MommyKnows July 14, 2010, 9:44 pm

    @Hannah, Risotto would be great too! Thanks for stopping by!

  • yuriyyakov4enko July 14, 2010, 7:16 am

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  • MommyKnows July 14, 2010, 9:42 pm

    @yuriyyakov4enko, I love to be quoted :) I’d also appreciate a link to the original article. Thank you for asking.

    My twitter account is: @mommyknows

  • kelli July 14, 2010, 11:48 am

    Seems obvious, but when do you add the spinach? With the mushrooms?

  • MommyKnows July 14, 2010, 9:41 pm

    @kelli, Makes sure all the other veggies etc. are well cooked and then throw the spinach in and cook it for just a minute or so, then add the pasta. The spinach doesn’t need much cooking at all, when it is bright green I call it done :)

    I hope that helps. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate it.

  • Italian Restaurants in Edinburgh July 14, 2010, 2:11 pm

    The ingredients are easy to source so there isn’t any barrier to making this. I tried it last night as per your instructions and its certainly one to add to your repertoire.

  • MommyKnows July 14, 2010, 9:42 pm

    @Italian Restaurants in Edinburgh, Hey Italian, Thanks for stopping by. I am happy to hear you enjoyed it.

  • infinity downline July 14, 2010, 3:59 pm

    I’m all about anything with mushrooms! :) I’ve bookmarked this site for future reads!

  • Maritime Law July 15, 2010, 11:48 pm

    Great post… you know my mom love pasta so much… I tried Easy Chicken Spinach and Mushroom Pasta just the other day and she keep on telling me that recipe is very nice… Thank you for sharing it.. More Power…

  • British Expat July 18, 2010, 4:39 am

    I told my wife to cook this and she did, it’s great and our kids looooooove it. thanks for sharing this recipe.

  • Carla July 19, 2010, 5:33 pm

    Your photography is great! You know what that say, we eat first with our eyes. This recipe has all the ingredients I love. I will surely give it a try. I also bookmarked your blog and will be visiting often. Thanks for sharing.

  • MommyKnows July 20, 2010, 12:52 pm

    @Carla, thank you Carla!

  • greek islands weather algarve July 23, 2010, 10:57 am

    Hey you’re right this an easy recipe. I just love pasta and mushrooms. Maybe I’ll try this with all purpose cream. Just to add some sauce.. ^_^

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  • thanksgiving gift September 20, 2010, 8:51 am

    You must be BOTH a professional chef AND a professional photographer. This Chicken Spinach and Mushroom Pasta recipe looks so mouthwaterinly scrumptious that I forwarded your blog address to millions of my friends.

    Thank you, thank you and…
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  • Theodore Vivino December 2, 2010, 3:57 am

    Thank you, very useful. I wasnt actually a big fan of Spinach for many years (ok, that’s a total understatement, I hated the stuff), but after marrying a vegan I kind of had to get used to it, and have slowly come to absolutely love the stuff. Spinach curry is undoubtedly my absolute favouritest! I even found an entire spinach recipes website which is my new favourite site now, you should have a look!

  • Kristina January 26, 2011, 6:20 pm

    I tried this tonight and it was deelish! I substituted goat cheese for the parm at my hubby’s request. Thank you for the great recipe!

  • Expat Kindle April 15, 2011, 9:55 pm

    Yes, it does look good and simple. I’m low carbing for the moment so I might try some cauliflower instead of pasta. Probably total destroy it but still worth a shot.

  • Recetas Tipicas June 4, 2011, 3:00 am

    I’d try this but use fresh pasta instead, there’s nothing like fresh pasta :-)

  • Maritime Lawyers September 29, 2011, 2:55 pm

    My timing founding this couldn’t have been better. I have some leftover pasta and I was wondering what to do with it. I`ll try this recipe, as soon as I get home. I must print this out, so I won’t forget to buy the ingredients on my way home. I`ll check out some of your other recipes later.
    I`m so glad I found your blog.


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