This is the time of year I crave simple, light, quick dishes that aren’t overly heavy and take hardly any time to prepare. Hence, my love for this dish. I had an abundance of fresh mushrooms and a couple of leftover grilled chicken breasts the other night, so I threw together my favorite pasta. Nothing fancy, just angel hair tossed with a little butter and olive oil and topped with grilled chicken and sauteed mushrooms. Ahhhh. I could seriously eat this every night. I know it sounds almost too simple, but it hits the spot every time! The next time you’ve had a busy, long day and need a quick, satisfying dinner- try this!

Pasta with Mushrooms and Grilled Chicken

1/2 pound angel hair pasta
2 boneless chicken breasts
7-8 baby portabella mushrooms, sliced (as much as you like, really)
olive oil
salt and pepper
fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions and drain. Season chicken with olive oil, salt and pepper and grill on medium-high heat for about 6 minutes on each side until cooked through. Slice the chicken into thin slices.

In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat and saute the sliced mushrooms for about 5 minutes, until soft. Season with salt and pepper.

Toss the pasta with a few tablespoons of olive oil and butter (again, as much as you like- you don’t want to drown it in oil, just enough to give it some flavor), salt and pepper.

Divide the pasta between two plates and top with the mushrooms and chicken. Sprinkle with parsley. Serves 2.

Recipe source: Sing For Your Supper original (however, I’m sure I’m not the first person to think up pasta topped with chicken 😉 )



  1. This looks perfect after a long day! I’ll definitely be trying this!


    Comment by Susan — May 16, 2011 @ 1:59 PM

  2. Hi Amy! I follow you on twitter and also on pinterest. Anyway, you have such a cute blog design. Love the whimsical spirit of it. I paint blog tiles if you’re ever interested :). That’s not why I’m here though…your recipe sounds really good. I love the portabella mushrooms in this. I’ll have to give this a try. It looks really tasty. Thanks!


    amy Reply:

    I saw your stuff on pinterest today- super cute! Send me a message through my contact form with more info! I’m definitely interested! 🙂


    Comment by Renee - Kudos Kitchen — May 16, 2011 @ 5:24 PM

  3. This look delicious!!! Very light and easy! Addin this recipe to my grocery list right now!!


    Comment by Vicky D — May 16, 2011 @ 8:35 PM

  4. I fell in love with the layout the minute I landed on your food blog. SO cute!

    The pasta looks delicious, and very simple to make after a busy day at work.


    amy Reply:

    Aww, thanks so much! I’m so happy you like it!


    Comment by Ling — May 16, 2011 @ 9:17 PM

  5. Please, don’t come over to my house and see what I cook when I am low on time… I’m pretty sure it involves anything from a can or anything that can be thrown into the microwave… 🙂 This looks amazing! I’m not a fan of mushrooms, but I could scarf them down when mixed into this dish!


    Comment by Kim — May 17, 2011 @ 6:57 AM

  6. I could totally go for this right now! This gross weather is making me crave comfort food bigtime…. and what’s more comforting than a big bowl of pasta??


    Comment by Dana — May 17, 2011 @ 3:35 PM

  7. I like the optional “as much as you like” re: mushrooms. 🙂 Great spring/summer recipe!


    Comment by Kimby — May 18, 2011 @ 6:26 AM

  8. Simple & quick! I love this type of recipe in the summer months… I will often marinate the chicken & portabellas in a little sundried tomato vinaigrette, and then grill them on the BBQ… Slice, toss into the pasta and you are ready to go!
    – Brittany


    Comment by Mushrooms Canada — May 18, 2011 @ 7:52 AM

  9. This was delicious!


    Comment by Joel — May 24, 2011 @ 3:05 PM

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