Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mushroom Chicken Marinara Sauce with Gemelli Pasta

Mushroom Chicken Marinara Sauce with Gemelli Pasta recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Mushrooms sauteed in olive oil and garlic, combined with chicken and Five Minute Marinara Sauce to create an absolutely wonderful Saturday afternoon lunch. With no more than a few minutes spent in the kitchen, lunch was on the table and everyone was happy with it.

I've made this marinara sauce several times now and it has not failed to amaze me even once. I raved about it plenty the first time I made it, so I'll stop myself now. I'll just say that this is the only sauce I've made in months. It really is that good.

Mushroom Chicken Marinara Sauce with Gemelli Pasta
(printable recipe)

8 ounces pasta, I used gemelli noodles, angel hair would be great as well
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large or 2 small garlic cloves, minced
5 ounces mushrooms, sliced
Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
2 cups chicken, cooked and diced
1 quart Five Minute Marinara Sauce, this can be made in advance and then just kept in a jar in the refrigerator until needed.

Cook the pasta, drain and set aside. In a large skillet, over medium heat, warm the oil and then add the garlic. Saute for just a minute or so, until fragrant, but not browned. Add the sliced mushrooms and cover for just 3-4 minutes (this just speeds the cooking - feel free to leave them uncovered if that is simpler for you). Uncover, stir and saute until they are browned and tender. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Total cooking time for mushrooms was about 8-10 minutes.

When the mushrooms are tender, add the cooked chicken and cover with a lid for a few minutes, just until warm. Toss gently, to avoid shredding the already cooked chicken. When the chicken is warm, add the marinara sauce. Stir gently to combine and then let it warm over medium heat for a few minutes, just until the sauce is hot.

Warm the pasta in a strainer under hot running water for just a minute. Serve the pasta topped with the hot Mushroom Chicken Marinara Sauce. Enjoy!

Mushroom Chicken Marinara Sauce with Gemelli Pasta recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

22 comments:

  1. Mariana sauce and bbq sauce I could live on forever!

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  2. It's so great when you make a sauce that everyone loves - I'm not at all surprised that they loved this one! Great meal:)
    Mary

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  3. Thank you for sharing this Mariana sauce. Sounds so delicious!

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  4. It looks hearty and comforting - my kind of food!

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  5. Looks delicious, minus the mushrooms of course. : )

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  6. This really looks delicious! I love mushrooms, and chicken, ok I love pasta too! Good one. I will have to try that marinara soon - I love a great easy recipe. Have a good day.

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  7. I love the combination of mushrooms and chicken...and all together in marinara sauce looks delicious.
    Hope you are having a great week Mary :-)

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  8. Thanks for spreading the word that marinara can be homemade...and it is one of the easiest recipes to create too!

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  9. This is a winner just because of the mushrooms. It looks and sounds delicious!

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  10. I don't know how it tastes, but it looks really good.

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  11. What a perfect Sunday afternoon lunch...sounds delicious!

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  12. Love the flexibility of Marinara sauce. Chicken and mushrooms always go well together...plus marinara sauce is a great cooking idea!

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  13. Incredible this marinara sauce with pasta! This dish fits perfect for my dinner, right now :)

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  14. YUM! And seems simple enough to make too!

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  15. Wow Chicken and Mushroom makes this marinara even tastier right...
    I like quick fixes so much, specially when time is no more my best friend and I am always on short of time mode... LOL
    Perfect!! Totally bookmarked.

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  16. This sounds amazing. I love the chicken and the marinara sauce together.

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  17. I love pasta with marinara sauce but I have not made this at home yet. I got to try your recipe. This looks simple to make. Thanks.

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  18. It is funny how I react when I read posts on my dashboard.The titlle is already indicator if tehre si cahnce I would like love or dislike recepie;)
    When I saw mushrooms in your title of course I love it:))

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  19. Five minutes?!?!? You are like my savior! And I love that you mixed in some mushrooms...so much nutrition on one plate!

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  20. I love quick meals and I always seem to have leftover chicken. My oldest loves mushrooms so this would be a hit at my house!

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  21. Jeeze I should have read this earlier today when I had 2 cups of chicken and was trying to figure out what to do with it.

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