Papa’s Poultry Pasta

This is a recipe that my Dad used to make for our family all the time growing up.  I recently came across it and decided I had to make it on Father’s Day!  I did make a few substitutions to lighten it up though :)


Makes 10-12 servings

  • 1 lb. whole wheat pasta
  • 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 large portabella mushroom, sliced thin
  • 3/4 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese


  • Over medium-high heat, cook chicken breasts in a large skillet for approximately 5 minutes per side and sprinkle with pepper to taste
  • Remove chicken breasts and set aside, once they have somewhat cooled, thinly slice
  • In the same skillet, add julienned sundried tomatoes and shallots cooking for 5 minutes
  • Add fresh garlic and mushrooms and cook for an additional 3 minutes
  • Remove vegetables and set aside
  • To the same skillet add wine to deglaze the pan
  • Add chicken broth and bring to a boil
  • Once boiling reduce heat to medium-low and add yogurt
  • Bring mixture to a boil and let cook for 5 minutes
  • Return all of the ingredients, including sliced chicken to the pan
  • Add in peas and let simmer for 5 minutes on low heat
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, drain but do not rinse
  • Place pasta in a large serving bowl, top with chicken sauce, and sprinkle with parmesan cheese

Quick Tips

  • The original recipe called for half and half but I made it with Greek yogurt and it turned out great!  If you’re partial to half and half though I remember as a kid it tasting great that way too
  • The pasta sauce will be thin, if you want to make it thicker I would suggest adding a little more Greek yogurt and letting it simmer for a longer period of time
  • For the white wine I used the Cupcake brand Chardonnay and it was great.  It was also nice to have an excuse to drink wine while cooking!
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