Sammy Montgoms

Marry Me Chicken Pasta

4 servings


10 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time


1½ tbsp olive oil (1 tbsp for frying the chicken, 1/2 tbsp to add to the chicken thighs)

6 chicken thighs (boneless, skinless or thinly sliced chicken breasts)



onion powder

dried basil

dried oregano

450 grams short pasta of choice (rigatoni, penne, calamarata)

1 tbsp butter

3 garlic cloves (minced)

1 shallot (chopped fine)

2 cups white mushrooms (roughly chopped)

1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes (in the oil, roughly chopped)

2 cups spinach (roughly chopped)

3 cups chicken stock (salted)

1 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated)

1 tsp dried basil

1 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp pepper


Begin by preparing your chicken thighs.Add 1/2 tbsp of olive oil to the chicken thighs and coat evenly on both sides.Generously season both sides of the chicken thighs with salt, pepper, onion powder, dried basil and dried oregano.

To a large frying pan, add the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil and set to medium/high heat.

Add your chicken thighs and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes, or until fully cooked.Remove the chicken from the pan, cover with foil to keep warm, and set aside.

To the same pan, set to medium heat, add the butter, garlic, shallot, mushrooms, all pasta seasionings, and sauté for 2-3 minutes, just until the shallot becomes fragrant and the mushrooms begin to brown.

Add the pasta, chicken stock and heavy cream. Mix to combine, ensuring that the pasta is as covered by the broth as it can be. Cover and let simmer until the pasta is fully cooked.Sammy's tip: give the pasta a mix every few minutes to ensure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.

Once the pasta is cooked, add the spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and parmesan cheese. Mix to combine.Taste to see if the pasta needs any additional seasionings.Sammy's tip: if the pasta seems like it has too much liquid, add a little more parmesan cheese. If the pasta seems too dry, add a splash of cream and chicken stock and let it simmer for a few more minutes.

Top with the sliced chicken thighs and serve right away!

4 servings


10 minutes

active time

20 minutes

total time
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