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One Pot Chicken Bacon and Mushroom Pasta

Combine the best salty, earthy, and meaty flavors in this 20 minute creamy one pot chicken bacon and mushroom pasta. Quickly cook your pasta while preparing your mushrooms then add it back after cooking the meat and mushrooms for a super easy one pot dinner for one.
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Rebecca

Equipment

  • knife
  • cutting board
  • Large Frying Pan with a Lid
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • tongs

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 1 slice bacon
  • 1 2-3 oz chicken tender thawed
  • 1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup mushrooms washed and dried
  • ¼ whole white onion
  • 1 heaping teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 oz spaghetti
  • 1 ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon paste
  • ¼ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • optional: parsley and red pepper flakes for garnish

Instructions

  • Slice 1 cup white button mushrooms into about ¼ inch slices. Roughly chop ¼ white onion.
  • Spray large frying pan with cooking spray, heat over medium-high heat. Place slice of bacon and chicken tender on one side of the frying pan, then pour 1 teaspoon oil on other side and spread mushrooms and onion out. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning and ¼ teaspoon salt over mushrooms. Cook until bacon is crispy and mushrooms have shurnk and are crispy on the edges, about 5-8 minutes. Remove bacon, chicken, and mushrooms from pan when done.
  • Pour 1 ¼ cup water, 3 oz spaghetti pasta, 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon paste, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon minced garlic into pot. Stir so all pasta is covered with water. Cook for 5-8 minutes, or until pasta is al dente. Add more water if needed.
  • Chop chicken and bacon into bite sized pieces while pasta is cooking. Once pasta is done and most of the water is gone, turn burner down to low. Mix 1 teaspoon flour into ¼ c milk and pour into pasta. Add 1 teaspoon butter and 2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese to pasta. Return chicken, bacon, and mushrooms to pasta. Toss with tongs until all pasta is coated by the sauce. Cook it down to a thick sauce if needed, season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped parsley and red pepper flakes if desired.

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Notes

  • Cook bacon in between chicken and mushrooms. The little fat that's rendered can transfer to chicken and the mushrooms this way.
  • You can use white button mushrooms or cremini mushrooms. Whatever you like/can find.
  • You can double this recipe for leftovers. Just sprinkle a teaspoon or so water in the pasta before microwaving it for leftovers.