French Onion Chicken Penne

with mushrooms and mozzarella cheese

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat, Soy

A note about serious food allergies

Say penne pasta and French onion soup had a baby… (What? The food stork brought them a baby. The one on the cover of a pickle jar.) The result of such a union would be something like this, with melty cheese and onion-y chicken and mushrooms mixed with toothsome penne pasta. These blessed ingredients are then baked to perfection (for 6-8 minutes, not 9 months. Don't burn your house down!) The result? Delicious weekday meal that you don't have to buy a car when it turns 16.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
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    2 oz. Shredded Mozzarella
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
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    4 tsp. Chicken Demi-Glace
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    ½ oz. Seasoned Croutons
  • 6 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
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    4 fl. oz. Light Cream
  • 1 Yellow Onion
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    5 oz. Penne Pasta
  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Large Oven-Safe Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Pasta

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add pasta and cook until al dente, 9-11 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water. Drain pasta in a colander. Set aside. While pasta cooks, prepare ingredients.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Halve and peel onion. Slice halves into thin strips. Cut mushrooms into ¼" slices. Mince garlic. Crush croutons into coarse crumbs. Pat chicken breasts dry and, on a separate cutting board, cut into 1" pieces. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Chicken and Vegetables

    Cook the Chicken and Vegetables

    Place a large oven-safe non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. You may also use cast iron skillet, or transfer to a casserole dish coated with cooking spray after step 4. Add chicken to hot pan and cook undisturbed until browned, 2-3 minutes. Then stir occasionally until browned on two sides and reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 2-3 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate. Keep pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add onions, mushrooms, garlic, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to hot pan. Stir occasionally until caramelized, 6-8 minutes.

  • Step 4 - Make the Sauce

    Make the Sauce

    Add cream, chicken demi-glace, pasta cooking water, and chicken and any accumulated juices to pan. Stir constantly until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 3-5 minutes. Remove from burner and stir in pasta.

  • Step 5 - Bake the Pasta

    Bake the Pasta

    Top pan with crushed croutons, then mozzarella. Bake in hot oven until cheese is melted, 6-8 minutes. Serve family-style. Bon appétit!