20 Minute Garlic Butter Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

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20 Minute Garlic Butter Chicken and Mushroom pasta – a delicious and easy chicken pasta in a garlic butter sauce! This quick chicken pasta is perfect for a family dinner, but dressy enough for a dinner party – it’s sure to become a favorite in your weekly rotation. Keto version using shirataki noodles included in the notes.

picture of chicken breast on pasta with mushrooms around it and spices
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Quick Easy Garlic Butter Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

I love big, piping hot bowls of rich buttery pasta – especially when there is a ton of garlic.

This pasta is simple and easy – perfect for a busy weeknight – but also full of flavor and special enough to be for a dinner party, served family style!

It’s also a really adaptable pasta dish – you can add asparagus, peppers, eggplant, green beans, peas, or carrots if you don’t like mushrooms.

Play around with this dish to make it your own – and be sure to check my notes below for a low carb chicken pasta version!

picture of chicken breast on pasta with mushrooms around it and spices

Keto Garlic Butter Chicken Pasta

While the dish as listed is definitely NOT keto approved, you can make this a keto friendly dish with shirataki noodles!

Shirataki Noodles are traditional Japanese noodles made from the konjac yam – they are incredibly high in fiber and low carb, making them a good swap for low carb dieters.

Prepare shirataki noodles according to package directions.

I usually open the package and drain water the noodles come in – as it can have a bit of a funky smell – and rinse noodles with cold water.

I then boil for five minutes, and drain.

Next, in this chicken pasta recipe, you will add shirataki noodles to pan with garlic after chicken has cooked – just before making the garlic butter sauce in directions below.

Continue making dish as written below after adding shirataki noodles, ignoring pasta listed.

How To Pan Fry Chicken Breasts:

Don’t crowd the pan. Chicken needs room in the pan to brown and create a lovely, crispy crunch on the outside.

-Don’t Overflip Chicken. Chicken tastes better with lovely browning on each side – don’t flip so often your chicken doesn’t brown.

-Cut Chicken Ahead. In the photos for this recipe I am using whole chicken breasts, but if you want to reduce the cooking time – or want to serve your chicken pasta with bite sized chicken/sliced chicken breasts, cut the chicken while still raw instead of after cooking, to keep chicken from drying out.

Tips To Make Garlic Butter Sauce:

Be sure to scrape up the bits! When adding the wine and stock to form the sauce, be sure to scrape up any lovely browned chicken or mushroom bits from the pan. Those lend the best flavor!

Don’t burn your garlic or undercook it! Garlic, when soft and fragrant, is a wonderful thing… but think of it more as a very gentile browning session – don’t let your garlic get too hot, or it will be bitter.

picture of chicken breast on pasta with mushrooms around it and spices

Other Pasta Dinners the Whole Family Will Love:

If you love this easy chicken garlic pasta dinner, check out some of my other favorite pasta dishes:

Also try my favorite family recipes Cheesy Taco Pasta Bake, One Pot Beef Ravioli Stroganoff Skillet, Orzo With Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto, 15 Minute Drunken Mussels Pasta, and One Pot Garden Alfredo Pasta Skillet.

picture of chicken breast on pasta with mushrooms around it and spices

20 Minute Garlic Butter Chicken and Mushroom Pasta Recipe

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20 Minute Garlic Butter Chicken and Mushroom Pasta

Easy delicious 20 Minute Garlic Butter Chicken and Mushroom Pasta is a family favorite bursting with garlic butter flavor in a craveable pasta the whole family will love!
Course chicken breasts
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy dinner, keto pasta, pasta, quick chicken, quick dinner, weight loss
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 823kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups Spaghetti fettucine, or linguine
  • 1 tsp celtic sea salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 Chicken breasts should be around 6-8oz each
  • 4 oz butter
  • 8 oz cremini mushrooms
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • cup minged garlic or 1/4 cup, depending on your preference
  • 1 tbsp italian herb spice blend
  • optional 1 tsp red chili flakes

Instructions

  • Boil water in tall stockpot.
  • While boiling water, add olive oil to pan and heat on medium high until shimmery.
  • Generously salt and pepper chicken.
  • Add chicken to pan, cook until deep brown on each side, about 5 minutes per side.
  • Add mushrooms and cook until lightly browned and softened. 
  • Add garlic and butter, stir.
  • Let butter melt and garlic become soft and fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  • When garlic is lightly browned (and does not smell bitter), add chicken stock, wine, and Italian spices.
  • Stir to mix well.
  • Let sauce reduce and thicken, another 5 minutes.
  • When pasta is al dente and chicken’s internal temperature has reached 165 degrees, drain well and place in large serving bowl.
  • Add chicken and sauce over the top of pasta.
  • Toss to coat pasta in sauce.
  • Serve, garnish with fresh grated parmesan if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 823kcal | Carbohydrates: 114g | Protein: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 257mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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  1. Lisa says:

    Have you ever used a little lemon juice as well? Just wondered when I would add it in if I did use lemon juice.

    1. Courtney ODell says:

      Yes – super delicious! Use towards the end, its amazing in the dish!

  2. Michelle says:

    I want to make this, but I want to make sure that I am reading it correctly.. is it 1/3 or 1/4 cup of minced garlic and when do you add the mushrooms? I didn’t see mushroom on the ingredient list or in the directions and I wasn’t sure if the minced garlic was suppose to be cup. Thank you for your help.