White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

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Today is a two-post day! I wanted to share a meatless Friday recipe, as promised, for Lent but it’s also recipe swap day.

The most recent recipe swap was a little different – rather than getting assigned a certain recipe, we were each given a blog and could pick anything we wanted from it. My assigned blog was Sarah’s A Taste of Home Cooking who hosts these recipe swaps. Sarah’s style is very much homey comfort food – right up our ally!

There are so many great recipes on her blog that I had trouble picking – so I delegated the decision to my husband.  He picked this pasta dish and I made it on a rainy evening -super warm and satisfying.

If you’re interested in more recipes like this or want to see more recipes from this swap, be sure to check out A Taste of Home Cooking.

White Cheddar Chicken Pasta
(from A Taste of Home Cooking)
Serves 3-4

1/2 lb. chicken breast, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 t. dry mustard
1/2 t. dried thyme
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1 T. olive oil

1/2 lb. pasta
1 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 t. olive oil 
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2  small onion, finely diced
1 T. flour
1 oz. dry white wine
2 t. Dijon mustard
1 c. milk
1 c. chicken stock 
4 oz. sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 t. dried thyme
1/2 t. dried oregano

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Mix together mustard, thyme, salt and pepper and sprinkle over chicken pieces. When pan is hot, add chicken and brown about 3 minutes per side until cooked through. Remove to a plate and cover with foil.

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, melt butter and oil in the now-empty skillet you used to cook the chicken. Add garlic and onions and cook until the onions are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the flour and whisk to combine. Add wine and Dijon mustard. Cook about 5 minutes, then reduce heat to low and slowly add milk and chicken stock, stirring to combine. Cook about 5-7 minutes more until mixture begins to thicken. Add cheese, thyme and oregano and stir to melt cheese. Add chicken and pasta and toss to incorporate sauce. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Linked up with Ingredient Spotlight: Chicken & Pasta at Finding Joy in My Kitchen.


4 thoughts on “White Cheddar Chicken Pasta

  1. Oh, this looks so delicious. My family is super picky, but this has everything they like…chicken, cheese, pasta! I’m always on the lookout for ways to change up chicken a bit since we eat it so often. This will be perfect! :D

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