Mushroom Chicken Parmesan Pasta


Total Time:

30 minutes



 Mushroom Chicken Parmesan Pasta is on the menu today and I am PUMPED!!

Mushroom Chicken Parmesan Pasta from (@Whatsgabycookin)

Chicken Parm in ANY form is near and dear to my heart. It was the first dish I ever learned how to make in college! And let me tell you, I cooked it for ALL THE EVENTS. Tennis team dinner, check. Date night with Thomas, check. Christmas with my family, check. You get the idea. I’ve made it into all sorts of mash up recipes here on WGC (chicken parmesan meatballs, chicken parmesan gnocchi bake, chicken parmesan pizza)  and today is the latest and greatest.

This is a chicken parm pasta but instead of it just using all chicken, I used a ton of chopped mushrooms too!  It gives it this extra bit of flavor and bulks it up without having to just have the chicken in the sauce. It’s such an epic dinner idea, I know you guys are going to love it!

Make the sauce, throw it with some pasta, and call it a day. And then make another batch of sauce, or double the original recipe, and freeze it for when you’re in a pinch for dinner! You’re welcome!

Mushroom Chicken Parmesan Pasta from (@Whatsgabycookin)

It’s one of my favorite weeknight meals and it seriously couldn’t be easier!! If you need a quick video play by play – I made one for you right here!

Mushroom Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Gaby Dalkin
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, American
Servings 6 People


  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound crimini or baby bella mushrooms finely dice
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 14.5- ounce can diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 cup tomato basil pasta sauce
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • ¼ cup chopped chives


  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and return the pasta to the pot.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4-5 minutes until golden brown.
  • Add the garlic, chicken, salt, and pepper and cook until the chicken is fully done.
  • Spoon off and discard any fat. Add the tomatoes and their juices and the tomato basil pasta sauce and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and stir in half of the Parmesan. Simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Add the sauce to the pasta and toss. Transfer to a large bowl or serve in the skillet.

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  1. Jodee Weiland

    Gaby, this looks delicious! This is my kind of dish…love it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Julie @ Table for Two

    This looks so creamy and delicious! I absolutely love how easy it is to make it all come together! PS – I’m loving the sweater you’re wearing in the video!!

  3. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Yum! This looks so perfect to me right now! Creamy and delicious – great comfort food!

  4. Bri | Bites of Bri

    Gaby, this looks delicious! It will be perfect for a weeknight meal.

  5. Monika

    Hellooooo dinner! Love the tastiness and simplicity. You make it look super easy and fast!

  6. Leslie

    Mushroom month???? well that has to be the best month of the YEAR!!!! What a simple and delightful dish!

  7. Greg

    Does the poultry have to be ground, i.e. any issues with using shredded meat? Also, any issues with using turkey instead of chicken? Love the video. So ,much easier to see it done first. Thanks, Greg

    • Gaby

      you could totally use shredded chicken Also – turkey would be great too! Thanks Greg 🙂

  8. alice

    This looks great for a quick weeknight dinner! Adding it to my dinner calendar.

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  10. Toni | BoulderLocavore

    Yum! This looks fantastic Gaby. I’d take a plate right now at 7:20 a.m.! Love the addition of the mushrooms.

  11. Cookin Canuck

    I could happily eat a big bowl of this…right now! Pretty much anything with mushrooms is a winner in my book.

  12. Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch

    Creamy deliciousness with lots of mushrooms has my name all over it! Yum!

  13. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

    This looks incredible! I haven’t been eating near enough mushrooms and now I’m craving them!

  14. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    Who doesn’t love a big bowl of pasta comfort!? This looks SO good! Pinning!

  15. Mary Frances

    There’s nothing like a big pot of beautiful pasta to make your day brighter!

  16. Jamie | My Baking Addiction

    This looks absolutely delicious! Definitely going on our dinner menu next week!

  17. Mary

    I made this tonight but used my food processor to get the mushrooms really small and that way i could HIDE them and my 17 year old would eat it !

  18. Lisa [With Style & Grace]

    What I wouldn’t give for this to appear on our dinner table right now!

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  20. Sarah

    Made this last night, kids and I really liked it. It was a bit less saucy than I anticipated, especially with the “boil” part of the instructions. I ended up adding a little cream, it was fantastic.

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  22. Monika

    I am a pasta lover and this looks like a winner!! Perfect for these earlier and cooler evenings.

  23. Chrystal

    Do you have a specific tomato basil pasta sauce brand or recipe that you recommend?

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  25. Glenn

    I usually prepare your recipes as written, but this time I veered off a bit and it was still delicious. Instead of plain diced tomatoes, I used Fire Roasted Salsa style diced tomatoes and it gave a nice kick to the sauce. I also diced chicken breasts instead of the ground and used basil instead of chives because that’s what I had on hand. Wonderful recipe! Thank you!

  26. Lisa Troedson

    Tomato basil pasta sauce? Purchased ? Or recipe? What kind if purchased?

  27. Mollie

    This recipe has been on repeat at our house since you recently posted about it on your weekly guide. So easy and so delicious!!

  28. Mel

    I don’t see where you added the sauce in the video, just the diced tomatoes. Did I miss it?

  29. Noreen

    What brand of ground chicken do you use? It seems that many of the poultry companies infuse their ground chicken with a vinegar/rosemary solution and it’s most unappealing. Very noticeable when cooking.

    • Gaby

      I usually get the ground chicken from Whole Foods. It’s Mary’s Organic Chicken I think!

    • Gaby

      just your fav tomato basil pasta sauce- store bought! no link 🙂

  30. Mary

    5 stars
    So good and easy! Adding a splash of pasta water at the end made it even creamier. Will definitely be making again!