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One-Pot Wonder: Chicken rigatoni with bacon, mushrooms and creamy sauce

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

Creamy white wine bacon mushroom chicken pasta is a rich and delicious dinner

When you're busy with life, sometimes making dinner can get stressful. This easy one-pot chicken and pasta dinner comes together effortlessly and will never disappoint.

In this dish, I simply cooked a box of pasta and added bacon I'd made the day before along with rotisserie chicken I picked up at my local grocery store.

I love using rotisserie chicken in recipes because it always saves me lots of time, plus sometimes I just don't want the hassle of cooking chicken. The baby portobello mushrooms in the dish give a nice, earthy flavor, and the white wine and Parmesan cheese are great flavor boosters. If you can't find shallots, just use half a sweet onion along with the fresh garlic cloves.

Pair your one-pot chicken dinner with a big, green salad or crusty bread.

Creamy white wine bacon mushroom chicken pasta is a rich and delicious dinner

One-pot white wine bacon mushroom chicken pasta recipe

Bacon, mushrooms and rotisserie chicken along with cooked pasta are tossed in a rich and creamy white wine-Parmesan cheese sauce.

Serves 6

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound rigatoni pasta or other large shaped pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or crushed
  • 2 cups sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 2 cups diced rotisserie chicken breast
  • 2 cooked pieces nitrate-free bacon, very finely chopped
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream or half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Once the water is boiling, add the box of pasta, and reduce the heat to medium, cooking the pasta for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente.
  3. Drain the pasta, and set aside.
  4. Return the same pot back to the stove over medium heat, and add the oil, shallots, garlic and mushrooms. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms have softened.
  5. To the pot, add the chicken, finely chopped bacon and remaining ingredients.
  6. Stir well, and cover the pot. Simmer on medium-low heat for 15 minutes or until the sauce becomes nice and thick.
  7. Spoon the pasta into serving bowls, and garnish with fresh parsley.
  8. Best served warm.
one-pot wonder

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