Friday, April 5, 2013

Creamy Mushroom Angel Pasta

Pasta, chicken, wine, and mushrooms- How can you go wrong?  This is a very simple dinner that tastes like you put way more effort into it than you did.  My father-in-law often suggests that we have angel hair pasta for dinner, but the rest of us favor spaghetti or rigatoni.  This is one dish that we can all agree upon.  Something about the wine and the mushrooms in the sauce make for a delicious combination.  Great now my tummy is grumbling... good thing I have a little left over!


Ingredients:
  • 3 Boneless Chicken Breasts (cut in half)
  • 1 Package of Dry Italian Dressing Mix
  • 1/2 Cup of White Wine ( I used a Reisling because that is what I had open already)
  • 1 Can of Golden Mushroom Soup
  • 1 lb box of Angel Hair Pasta (or other pasta)
  • 1/4 cup of Butter
  • 4 oz of Chive and Onion Cream Cheese
  • Two handfulls of sliced Mushrooms (this is my favorite part so I could easily double this)

**I had the spinach in the picture because I was serving with a spinach salad, but you could throw some in and it would be good too!

Makes 6 servings

In a saucepan, over low heat melt butter.  When butter is melted stir in the contents of the dressing mix packet.  Then stir in wine and golden mushroom soup until smooth.

Add in cream cheese.  If you add the cream cheese in pieces they will melt faster.  Make sure they melt, but do NOT boil mixture.  Stir in mushrooms.  Preheat oven to 325.  Place chicken breasts in baking dish.  Pour the sauce over the chicken.  The sauce will be thick, but will thin as the chicken cooks.

Bake chicken for about 50-60 minutes.  About 20 minutes before chicken is done begin the water for the pasta.  Serve pasta with sauce and chicken.

This recipe was featured on our Appetizing April Menu. Check out the entire April menu for a variety of dinner ideas!