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Pappardelle with Creamy Chicken Sauce


This rich and creamy pasta dish is the epitome of satisfying Italian comfort food.

Source: Everyday Food, March 2011
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Instead of pappardelle, try the recipe with tagliatelle or fettuccine.

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  • fluorescentlime
    21 NOV, 2017
    Made this for dinner last night following the recipe as written. You must make sure to well-season the chicken with the salt and pepper, otherwise it will be bland. Overall I was satisfied with it, but there are some things I would change the next time I make this. I would sauté the onions and garlic before adding the chicken to develop those flavors more. I would also add fresh herbs like rosemary or sage to add some dimension to the dish. I might also substitute chicken broth for some of the heavy cream to lighten it up a bit.
  • shipc1
    22 JAN, 2016
    The second time I made this I added a heaping tablespoon of fresh garlic and it was so yum. The meal was very warming and filling. Try half and half instead of cream. Just as great but not as heavy. Add spices as well- oregano, thyme, basil and some fresh oregano. Perfect dish for cold weather.
  • Denisha27
    30 JUL, 2015
    What is "Heavy Cream"???
  • towchick17
    27 DEC, 2014
    Made this tonight adding parsley, basil, thyme, nutmeg, red pepper flakes, shrooms, shredded brussel sprouts and shredded Romano cheese to the chicken. This was delicious served over hot pappardelle pasta & shredded Romano cheese on top. My husband even liked it and he's not a saucy kind of guy. Will cook again.
  • teachermum
    4 NOV, 2011
    I LOVE MS recipes and have never had a complaint before, but I made this recipe last night (exactly according to directions) and it turned out so bland the whole family hated it. It was so bland that the one year old (who will eat paper, dirt, etc.) spit it out and my husband poured soy sauce over his just to give it some flavor. The consistency was fine, it just completely lacked flavor.
  • LoveRiot
    6 SEP, 2011
    just had to make a comment to pinkflamingo..... 2 cups heavy cream.....if you churn it and churn it, it turns into....... BUTTER!
  • hai_l_nguyen
    10 AUG, 2011
    Made this last night as shown with pappardelle, but added mushrooms. Very easy dish, and very good comfort food. I'm surprised how creamy and flavorful it is, and no butter involved! Will definitely make again, maybe adding a little red pepper flakes play with the flavor.
  • SDMurphy
    1 JUL, 2011
    I made this last night, but used Campanelle pasta, and added some red chili flakes to the sauce, and some chopped fresh Italian parsley. I think it added a little more to the recipe. It was good, and would make a great winiter comfort dinner.
  • MS12502125
    6 JUN, 2011
    This recipe is tasteless and ick. I used turkey breast pieces instead of chicken thighs, so that may have had something to do with it, but even if I had used the chicken I don't think it would have improved much. Pass on this one.
  • SSGifford
    9 APR, 2011
    I made this recipe last night with al dente pasta company garlic herb pappardelle and it was so good I ate the leftovers for breakfast.

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