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This simple Chicken Pasta with Rosa Sauce will quickly become a weekly staple in your house. Just 25 minutes and you've got a delicious pasta dinner on the table!
Just like most families, the quality of our weeknight meals really ebbs and flows. It depends on how busy we are at work, how stocked the fridge is, and if I did a good job at planning our meals for the week.
Some weeks it's pretty dire around here and we're left staring at each other at 6:30 pm wondering if cinnamon toast is an acceptable dinner, and if our kid will survive if he eats his 100th hot dog for the week! I've always wanted to be honest about that, because despite the fact I blog about food, I do NOT have it all together.
That's why I love meals like this Chicken Pasta with Rosa Sauce because having recipes like this in your arsenal can be lifesavers. It comes together quickly. It uses (mostly) ingredients you probably have on hand already.
And your family will totally snarf it down! It's one of the few dishes that my husband asks to have more than once every few months. This pasta is also easily deconstructed for my toddler, I separate out the noodles and sauce, chunks of chicken, and sauteed mushrooms for him.
If you have fresh mushrooms on hand (you can definitely substitute canned mushrooms), chances are you have everything else I need to make this pasta dish!
The type of noodle that you use doesn't matter a bit. I used spaghetti because that's what I had. Penne Rosa? Linquine Rosa? All good!
I used rotisserie chicken, but you could also use leftover grilled chicken, or throw some chicken breast in the slow cooker the morning before you make this pasta. Whatever works best for you! Also, I use fresh mushrooms, but canned would work just fine. Just skip the step where you saute them and throw them directly in the sauce.
If you enjoy this pasta recipe, I think you'd also LOVE these recipes:
- Skillet Italian Chicken and Zucchini
- Crab Linguine Carbonara
- Creamy Pasta Salad with Burgers' Smokehouse Summer Sausage
- Spicy Cajun Pasta with Sausage and Tomatoes
- Easy Bratwurst Pasta