Wednesday, July 8, 2009

In-Season Swap: Peas

Peas are an excellent addition to a lot of casseroles/hot dishes. In this recipe, the green peas add a great contrast to the honey mustard :)

Honey Mustard Chicken Pasta - Modified from Sandra

2 C bow-tie pasta (we used mini bow-ties, so cute!)
4 strips of bacon, diced (we used turkey bacon)
8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/4 C onion, chopped (red/purple onion is delicious)
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 C chicken, diced
1 C frozen peas
2/3 C milk + 1/2 C milk, divided
1/8 C flour
2 T spicy brown mustard
1 T + 1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. each, salt and pepper
1-2 green onions, chopped (optional)

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain when noodles are just about tender.

In a large skillet, cook chicken with bacon pieces until chicken is done and bacon is crispy. If using turkey bacon, remove bacon and chicken at this point (turkey bacon will not stay crispy if you leave it in) and set aside, covered to keep warm.

Add mushrooms and onion to the skillet and saute until tender. Then, mix together flour and 1/2 C milk with a wire whisk. Add mixture to mushrooms and onion, and add in peas and additional milk. Stir well. Add mustard and honey, salt and pepper and stir well.

Simmer for a few minutes until sauce is slightly thickened. [note, my photos have the chicken and bacon in at this point, you can add the chicken in, but leave the bacon out, if you want crispy bacon!]

Then, add in the pasta and reserved bacon, and stir to combine.

Serve warm... topped with green onion if desired. The dish is delicious with roasted asparagus!

For more recipes using peas, check out Tammy's In-Season Recipe Swap: Peas!


  1. Wow! Sounds awesome. I made your pasta with zucchini (i also added grilled chicken that we had leftover from a cookout) and it was delicious!! Thanks for posting such wonderful recipes :)


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