Chicken, Linguine and Crimini

Mar 2, 2012 by

I’m getting to like this business of freestyle cooking (cooking without a recipe). It adds a little mystery to meals. It’s kinda cute when my husband asks “whats cooking?” and I say “Oh, you’ll see *bats eyelashes*” when what I really mean to say is “Honey, I have no idea!”. I’ve always been pleasantly surprised at how great the meals turn out. I LOVE it. One of my recent freestyle meals was Smoked Paprika Chipotle Chicken with Spirali Pasta and Kale Pesto. I had ingredients that I wanted to use and I ran with it.

My ingredient for today’s post is Crimini Mushrooms. I can’t say that I’m a big fan, however I wanted to be adventurous and incorporate it into a meal. It’s a great thing to challenge yourself. I knew I wanted pasta, and I knew I wanted it creamy. I just wanted a quick way of doing it, while utilizing items in my Pantry. So anyway, the idea was born on a recent trip to the grocery store. Crimini Mushrooms were on sale so I grabbed a pack and here is what I came up with.

 

Chicken, Linguine, Crimini

 

I will say, that when I am preparing a freestyle meal, I get really focused and sometimes I don’t get to take photographs of the process. So I only have the finished result today. It tasted great and I got my little man to eat it! He only questioned the mushrooms half way through, but he ate everything in his plate. You should have seen him slurping the pasta. The things that bring mothers joy. *insert big smile here*

 

Chicken, Linguine and Crimini
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Lyn of The Lovely Pantry
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 35 mins
Serves: 3
A quick family meal using Crimini Mushrooms
Ingredients
  • Linguine Pasta
  • Grapeseed Oil to cook the chicken
  • 3 Chicken Breasts (Skinless, Boneless)
  • 2 Tsp All Purpose Seasoning
  • 1 Cup Sliced Crimini mushrooms
  • 1 Can Low Fat Cream of Chicken Soup (284 ml)
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth (or whatever you need)
Instructions
  1. Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, all-purpose seasoning
  2. In a hot skillet, add grapeseed oil and cook chicken 6-8 mins on both sides over medium high heat until cooked through and juices run clear. Set aside
  3. Set pasta to boil, following the directions on the package (I used half a pack)
  4. In a warm skillet, add olive oil. Add onions and saute until translucent
  5. Add crimini, and saute until soft, about 5-7 minutes
  6. Season with salt and pepper
  7. Add can of cream of chicken soup
  8. Stir to incorporate
  9. If you find it too thick, add broth until you have reached your desired consistency
  10. When pasta is cooked, drain and add to the skillet with the mushrooms
  11. Toss to incorporate
  12. Plate immediately and serve with sliced chicken on top

 

Chicken Breast, Linguine Pasta and Crimini Mushrooms

Hows that for dinner in a jiffy?

Have a great weekend!!!

 

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14 Comments

  1. This sounds delicious!

  2. That looks so delicious, my girls love pasta and mushrooms so this is a must make asap. Thanks for this great post.

  3. Looks and sounds great :) Definitely a tasty dinner, so no wonder your little one loved it!

  4. I like freestyle cooking! It may not always result into a perfectly delicious meal like your Chicken, Linguine and Crimini but at least you get to have fun and experiment on whatever ingredients are available!
    Happy weekend, Lyn!

  5. That chicken looks so good! I can never make chicken like that at home…I’ll have to try it again.

  6. Delicious!!!
    This is such a comforting dish…

  7. Oh this is picture perfect Lyn! Love the recipe..and photos making my mouth water..I want this for lunch today:))

  8. That looks great! I always cook ‘freestyle’, only writing the recipe down at the end! I laughed when I read about batting your eyelashes as though you’ve got it all planned out – I totally do that! Then rummage frantically through the fridge when he’s out of the room, and try and pull something together!

    • Ha! Sarah, we have to convince our significant other’s that we’ve got it all under control! We just have to LOL! I try to write down as I go, as best as I can. If I don’t… I can’t promise I’ll remember what I did! :-) Thanks so much for your comment!!!

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