Creamy Chicken, Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms One-Pot Pasta

Creamy Chicken, Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms One-Pot Pasta

12 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2017

You'll only have to dirty one pot in this easy pasta recipe that cooks chicken and vegetables right along with the noodles. Plus, by using the exact amount of water you need to cook the pasta, the starch that usually gets drained off with your pasta water stays in the pot, giving you delectably creamy results.

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  • 8 ounces whole-wheat linguine or spaghetti
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups sliced Brussels sprouts
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Boursin cheese
  • 1¼ teaspoons dried thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


  • Prep

  • Ready In

  1. Combine pasta, chicken, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, onion, garlic, Boursin cheese, thyme, rosemary and salt in a large pot. Stir in water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil, stirring frequently, until the pasta is cooked and the water has almost evaporated, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Serve sprinkled with chives.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1½ cups each
  • Per serving: 353 calories; 10 g fat(4 g sat); 8 g fiber; 42 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 69 mcg folate; 67 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 355 IU vitamin A; 28 mg vitamin C; 63 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 461 mg sodium; 568 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (47% daily value), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 2½ starch, 1½ vegetable, 2½ lean meat

Reviews 12

January 29, 2019
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By: allyb123
This was pretty good! Not super creamy but the sauce is tasty. I used low fat cream cheese and chicken breast (it's what I had on hand), probably lending to the not-so-creamy issue. Sprinkling a bit of mozzarella or parmesan on top made it feel a little more indulgent. I would play with the amount of water, and what size to slice the chicken (chicken breasts were pretty large), to make sure the meat or pasta doesn't get overcooked. Would probably add some more veggies as well, cause, veggies! Overall, a recipe I would try again!
January 29, 2019
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By: Karen Taylor
Great, easy recipe. I used chicken broth in place of the water and crumbled bacon on top before serving. (Because everything is better with bacon.) Next time I would cut a little bit of the liquid (or just add a bit more pasta), but I read the reviews and was expecting a bit extra at the end.
January 22, 2019
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By: Tracy
I read all the reviews and put the whole thing of cheese and then I did add grated parmesan. Water was perfect.. set it at high boil covered for a few minutes then uncovered. Added Complete Seasoning and salted the chicken.
August 26, 2018
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By: Kyra Neri
This recipe might not be considered complicated, but it was a pretty big step up from my usual Mac n Cheese. I'm pretty proud of myself for making it, and it tasted amazing! I switched the brussel sprouts for broccoli and included a handful of parmesan cheese at the end.
March 24, 2018
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By: Terry Oelmann
I read the reviews the last few minutes of cooking, then noticed almost everyone added extra cheese....... As I was shoving the last of it on a cracker in my mouth! So I added a bit of parmesan right after I removed it from the heat. I did not have any issues with extra water, I boiled it for the 12 minutes, added my parmesan, let it set for 5 minutes and it was good to go! My wife is not a fan of rosemary, but she picked this one, and I liked it!
March 01, 2018
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By: powderedgems
We loved this! Definitely too much water but, how is everything going to cook with less? The amount of water leftover seemed more than planned for but, it was still good and creamy. I knew 2 tablespoons of Boursin wasn't going to be enough with 4 cups of water so, I threw the whole wheel in. I imagine that ruins the nutritional value of the healthy meal but, oh well! Thankfully the prep time was not 35 minutes more like 10 minutes. The cook time did take 10 minutes to begin boiling and then at least 12 minutes to cook. All in all correct timing.
February 08, 2018
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By: Michelle W
I made a few changes and used a bell pepper pasta, a little more chicken, 1/2 of the Boursin package and 6 cloves of garlic. Once I got things boiling, I did cover the pot and would stir pasta every few minutes and removed from the heat after 10 minutes. I kept the pot covered for an additional 5 minutes or so, and there was very little liquid-maybe 1/2 cup, but it was enough to coat the pasta. Easy to prepare and make. Prep time was about 10 minutes and cooking took 15 minutes. Dinner under 30 minutes is a plus.
July 28, 2017
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By: pa1094
Made the Creamy chicken and I had no issues with too much water at all !!!! Left on high for 15 min then removed from heat and covered. Would defitetly make again.
May 22, 2017
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By: Robin
I cooked spaghetti separately & only used 2 cups of water in main pot with all other ingredients. I used 3 - 4 ounces of the cheese but there was nothing creamy about the sauce. Two cups of water still seemed to many but I was concerned about chicken burning without enough liquid.
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