Creamy Cheesy Chicken and Mushroom Linguine

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Ok, I admit the names a bit deceiving, this has no cream in it but that was the name the kids came up with! It does have a nice creamy texture from the blending of the sauce and the Parmesan cheese. It was creamy liciousness, oh so good, can I have another plate please? This was one of those meals of looking in the fridge and trying to decide what to make with what you have, but it will now become a staple in our house thanks to the kiddo's and the hubby. He informed me this is his kind of dinner and then placed the dibs on the leftover's for work. I don't see how that is fair since I did cook it! Actually he always seems to win all the tasty leftovers and leaves me to scavenge through the fridge for my lunch! Oh well..He is super de duper awesome and sweet so I guess I will leave well enough alone and let him continue to show off his leftover's at work. Since I super de duper LOVE him with all my heart!
By the way the family also informed me I better be sharing my recipe with all of you! So here it goes!

Melt butter and olive oil over medium high heat. When butter is almost melted add seasoned chicken skin side down if it has skin. Cook for about 7 minutes or until golden brown. Turn over and brown the other side. Remove chicken to plate and set aside.
I used chicken thighs because it's what I had but you could also use breast if you prefer. Next I will make it with whatever is in the fridge again. Heck if you wanted you could use leftover chicken and I wouldn't tell, just skip on to the next step!
Place  onion, shallot or garlic, mushrooms, thyme and lemon zest into the pan drippings. Cook over medium high heat until onions are caramelized.
Add flour to the onion mixture and whisk for about 2 minutes until flour is cooked. Slowly add Chicken Stock 1/2 cup at a time. Cook until liquid starts to cook with flour and thicken. Continue adding until all the Stock is gone. 
Add chicken back to the pan and cook over low heat covered until chicken is cooked through and falls off the bone. About 1 hour. If using leftover precooked chicken I would just add it now and let cook for 15-20 minutes.
Use 2 forks to shred chicken and remove bones from the sauce. It will be looking yummy licious like this!
At this point add pasta cooked about 1 minute short of al dente. I cooked my pasta for about 8 minutes. Add 1 cup pasta water and lemon juice. Finish cooking pasta in sauce, stirring for another 1-2 minutes or until pasta is al dente or to your desired texture. Add additional pasta water as needed to keep pasta saucy.
Add Parmesan and stir well.
Bon appetit!

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Creamy Cheesy Chicken and Mushroom Linguine

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Creamy Cheesy Chicken and Mushroom Linguine a delicious recipe with step by step instructions and photos.
Prep time: PT10M
Cook time: PT1H20M
Total time: PT1H30M
Yield: 5 Servings
  • 4 whole Chicken Thighs or 2 Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 whole Onion, Sliced Thin
  • 1 whole Shallot or 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 8 ounces Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 whole Lemon, Zested
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 pound Linguine
  • 1 whole Lemon, Juiced
  • 2 cups Salted Pasta Water Reserved
  • 1 cup Parmesan, Grated
Cooking Directions
  1. Season chicken well with salt and pepper, set aside.
  2. Heat oil and butter over medium high heat. Add chicken skin side down cook for about 7 minutes or until golden brown. Turn chicken over and brown the other side. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add onions, shallots or garlic, mushrooms, thyme and lemon zest to the pan and cook until onions are caramelized. Add flour to the onion mixture and stir well until flour starts to cook in the oil about 2 minutes. Slowly add chicken stock 1/2 cup at a time stirring well between additions and letting chicken stock start to cook and thicken between additions. Once all chicken stock has been added, add browned chicken back to the pan. Cover the chicken in the sauce, reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for about 1 hour or until chicken falls off the bone.
  4. Boil water for pasta and season well with a generous amount of salt in the water.Cook pasta about a minute short of al dente, check instruction on package mine was about 8 minutes. Reserve 2 cups pasta water and drain.
  5. Use two fork and remove chicken from the bone. Remove bones from sauce. Add drained pasta to the sauce along with 1 cup pasta water and lemon juice. Continue to stir pasta for another 1-2 minutes until pasta is al dente. Add additional pasta water as needed to keep pasta saucy. Stir in Parmesan.


  1. That is a very comforting meal...

  2. Thanks for sharing this hearty recipe. My husband is going to love this!

  3. My family and I will love eating this delicious and homely dish. Home-cooked is always great!

  4. My sons will be glad to eat these creamylicious linguine ! Believe me, there will not be any leftover with these delicious pasta! They love creamy pasta ! :)

  5. I don't think I ate enough at dinner tonight because my stomach is growling and I want some of this chicken and linguine dish right now. That looks great.

  6. This looks so good. I know my family would love it. Can't wait to try it.

  7. i love everything about this recipe. thanks!!

  8. Serena this looks absolutely delish and all the better for not having any cream in it...I understand why your kids named it creamy :-)

  9. Your kids are professional recipe namers as the recipe definitely looks like it would taste creamy! I like that there's no cream in it as I haven't been doing so great with milk and cream these days, unfortunately. Your recipe looks absolutely comforting - the perfect meal for a Friday evening (or any evening for that matter). Have a great weekend!

  10. this looks sooo delicious! it looks so creamy, without the cream! perfect!

  11. Even without cream...this looks really creamy...and I'm sure we all gonna love this, especially my daughters who both love chicken and mushrooms so much!

  12. I can see this dish becoming our new favorite, Serena. It looks as it sounds - delicious! xoxo

  13. Oh, man this does look delish! Pinning and adding to my "to try" list...have a feeling it'll become a staple!

  14. I'm looking for a new recipe with Chicken. This looks good! I'm going to "pin" this and make it this week. Thanks so much for the recipe. Linda

  15. You are an impressive cook! Have a great weekend!

  16. this chicken looking hot delicious.........loved the presentation....can feel the taste as well...hmmmm..yumyumm....

  17. This looks absolutely yummy! I will definitely have to give this a whirl! :)
    I would love for you to share this with my "Unveil Your Genius" Link party!

    Happy Weekend!

  18. Oh, gosh, this sounds like a fantastic dinner! Truly yummy!

  19. Thanks for linking up to the "Unveil Your Genius" Link Party!! :)

  20. This is a really nice family recipe. My gang will love it. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts.I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  21. Oh this looks so delicious! I am new to your blog and am so glad that I found it!

  22. first time in ur space n I absolutely loved it...the creamy n cheese chicken with mushrooms look so so delicious.....definitely a must try...bookmarked ! If u like seafood...I hav a space dedicated onlt to seafood visit sometime :-) following ur space here !

  23. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog- I'm so glad to know of yours! You have some seriously delicious recipes! This pasta sounds amazing!!! :)

  24. This looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  25. Sometimes just pulling stuff out of the fridge can make the most delicious meals. Your creamy chicken is a case in point.

  26. this looks wonderful.......vl try this....

  27. I really appreciate you stopping by Foodie Friday and adding this. It looks like something we'd all love in my house! Not Your Ordinary Recipes
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