Rustic Pasta with Shrimp and Chicken

Rustic Pasta with Shrimp and Chicken

Penne Pasta mixed with a creamy, cheesy sauce, shrimp, chicken, fresh mushrooms, and just a little heat!





  1. Grill chicken until done.  Cool slightly and cut up to desired size.
  2. Prep mushrooms and green onions; grate cheese.
  3. Heat pan (Dutch oven, wok, or sturdy skillet) to medium heat, add butter and melt.
  4. Once butter is melted, add shrimp, green onions and mushrooms to cook slightly (~1 minute).
  5. Then add chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, salt and pepper; cook until shrimp is just done (usually 2-4 minutes, being careful not to over cook as it will cook further as sauce is reduced).
  6. Add heavy cream, grated cheese, and cayenne pepper (start with about 1/4 tsp. and increase from there to desired spice level.  You can always add, but you can’t take away).
  7. Stirring frequently, cook until the cream reduces by about half.
  8. While reducing, cook pasta per directions on box, then drain.  (This may be done in advance for a “one pot” dish, just cover to keep warm)
  9. When sauce is complete, stir in pasta until completely coated.  Serve it up with a little bit of grated cheese, and voila, pasta perfection!


Keywords: Rustic Pasta, Shrimp, Chicken