Chicken and Mushroom Ragù

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I know, I know…when you think of summertime, odds are you don’t exactly think of warm, comforting dishes like ragù.  But personally, I could eat hearty comfort foods year round.  I’d eat soup every day and never get sick of it – as long as I’m indoors and air conditioned, that is. 🙂

I’ve had this saved from Erin’s blog for quite some time, and I’m so glad I finally got around to making it.  As you can probably tell, I didn’t use pappardelle.  Neither the grocery store nor the specialty/ethnic store had any.  Same goes with arugula (I used spinach instead).  What gives?  I don’t tpically have problems finding either of those ingredients.  At any rate, this is such a delicious pasta dish.  The balsamic vinegar adds just a touch of sweetness without overpowering the dish at all, and all the flavor of the rosemary is subtle and makes this even more earthy.  Of course, you know how much I adore the chicken thigh.  I really wish more people did, too. Embrace the chicken thigh, all you white meat people! It’s so tender and much more flavorful, especially in dishes like this.

I’ll definitely be making this again – it’s so easy and delicious!

Chicken and Mushroom Ragù

  • I am a total comfort food junkie too…even when it’s 85 outside, I bookmark recipes for casseroles and my husband has to remind me that turning on the oven will make the entire evening hot and unpleasant!

    I’m starting to like pasta more these days so I think I’ll definitely be trying a vegetarian version of this sometime soon!

  • Nice pasta dish…so tasty with the mushsoom and chicken…nice picture as well 🙂

  • Ivy

    Yum, this looks delicious and full of flavour.

  • That camera was in the right place at the right time..perfect shot! Love the comfort you get from making and eating a ragu!!

  • Look at the team rising fom that dish. Buy the time we are finished photographing our dishes they are usually cold:D

  • Love the shot and they way you captured the steam. I’m with you…as long as we have the a/c blasting, there’s no reason to give up pasta and other comfort foods.

  • Oh, I’d forgotten how good this was. It’s all about those chicken thighs! This would be total crap with white meat. Glad you liked it!

  • This looks great! I have made something like this before and wasn’t especially happy with it but your version looks great, I think I need to try it again!

  • Sometimes we get a cool, rainy summer day and a hot pasta dish like this hits the spot. I’m diggin’ the steam rise up from the dish.

  • I made this the other night and we loved it. Such a great flavor, maybe because of the balsamic?

    I used air-chilled boneless breasts /aka white meat — and it definitely was not “crap”!

  • I love how you were able to capture the steam rising. What a beautiful shot. Pasta looks yummy too!

  • I recently made this and we both loved it. Perfect. The picture is amazing too!

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