Pasta with Chicken and Mushrooms in a Creamy Dijon Mustard Sauce
This recipe is inspired by a recipe my mother found in a local newspaper. This tastes rich and indulgent but really there is a marginal amount of butter and only a tablespoon of half & half cream per serving. The grainy Dijon mustard gives a sweet and tangy flavour with a delicious crunch.Print 
This recipe is inspired by a recipe my mother found in a local newspaper. This tastes rich and indulgent but really there is a marginal amount of butter and only a tablespoon of half & half cream per serving. The grainy Dijon mustard gives a sweet and tangy flavour with a delicious crunch.
½ tbsp butter
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cleaned and sliced into thin strips
227 g Cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 Medium onion, sliced into half moons
4 Cloves garlic, crushed
5–6 Sprigs of fresh thyme
¼ Cup white wine
1 Cup stock
½ tbsp grainy Dijon mustard
¼ Cup cream (half & half)
Parmesan cheese (optional)
375 g box of whole wheat pasta of your choosing (I used rotini)
Bring a large pot of water to boil for the pasta. Meanwhile, start the sauce:
Heat a large pan over medium high heat.
Add the butter and oil to the pan.
When the oil and butter have melted and are hot, add the chicken, mushrooms, onion, and thyme; season with salt and pepper. If the pan is too hot then drop the heat to medium.
Sauté until the chicken is browned and the mushrooms have given off their water.
Turn the heat to high and add the garlic, sauté for about 30 seconds.
Add the white wine and scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon to release any flavours (deglazing). Let the wine boil for about one minute to let the alcohol cook out.
Drop the heat to medium high and add the stock.
When the pan has come back up to a boil, add the Dijon mustard and mix well.
Cook the pasta one minute less then the cooking instructions indicate, drain the pasta when it’s cooked.
Turn the heat off the pan and let it sit for a minute (just to let the temperature drop a bit).
Discard the thyme stems.
Add the cream and mx well.
Add the pasta to the pan and mix well.
Return the pan to low heat and let it sit for one or two minutes, until the pasta is cooked through and some of the liquid has been absorbed.
Stir in some Parmesan cheese if using; I added ¼ cup (that’s only a tablespoon per person!).
Taste and adjust seasoning.
- You can use Dijon mustard, spicy Dijon mustard or grainy mustard if you are unable to find grainy Dijon mustard.
- Feel free to use whatever stock you like, I used beef because it’s my favourite!
- White button mushrooms would work well in place of creminis.
- If you don’t want to use wine, use stock in it’s place.
- Originally posted on May 20, 2014!
- Category: Main
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: Pasta with Chicken and Mushrooms in a Creamy Dijon Mustard Sauce, Pasta, pasta with Chicken, chicken and Mushrooms, Creamy Dijon Mustard Sauce, Pasta with Chicken and Mushrooms in a Creamy Sauce, Creamy Dijon Mustard Sauce