Penne with Mushrooms, Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Penne Pasta with Mushrooms, Chicken, and Sun-dried Tomatoes. A super quick recipe for dinner tonight!

The first time I ate mushrooms, chicken, and sun-dried tomatoes together in pasta, my first thought was, “I didn’t know you guys were best friends!!!” Really though, it’s amazing when you taste a combination of ingredients that’s so perfect together that you want to eat it again and again.

In high school, I worked as an appetizer and salad cook at a small restaurant in town, and they had a pasta dish on the menu called Penne Rustica. Can you guess what it had in it? Penne, mushrooms, chicken, sun-dried tomatoes … oh wait, this is sounding familiar. This recipe is totally inspired by that dish. High school was a long time ago but I remember trying it and falling in love with the flavors.

Penne Pasta with Mushrooms, Chicken, and Sun-dried Tomatoes. A super quick recipe for dinner tonight!

Aside from tasting good, which is always the first requirement for any recipe, this recipe is super quick to make, and fits into a “dinner tonight” situation. With just my husband Pete and I around, we have plenty of leftovers for the next few days, which is a bonus as well. Let me show you how to make it.

Get the full step-by-step photos, instructions, and recipe on The Pioneer Woman’s site.