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Maple Curry Chicken Penne

A Maritime favourite recipe for a rich and decadent Maple Curry Penne inspired by the culinary talents of Brewbakers. The perfect quick meal to impress anyone!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Canadian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 508kcal
Author: Lauren


  • Pot
  • Deep Pan


  • 500 grams Penne Pasta dry (about 1 box)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • ½ Onion, large chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 8 Cremini Mushrooms sliced
  • ¼ cup Yellow Curry Paste
  • ½ cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 Chicken Breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • Salt to taste
  • Parsley for garnish, optional


  • Cook your pasta according to the directions on the package for al dente - make sure your pasta water is salted. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water before draining pasta. Set both aside.
  • Slice your chicken into very thin bite sized pieces. Set aside *For an idea of size, look at the image in the post, you want the chicken thin.
  • In a large pan, heat up the olive oil and butter over medium heat until melted and slightly frothy. Add in the onions and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Next, add in the mushrooms and garlic and saute until the mushrooms are wilted, another 3-5 minutes.
  • To the pan, add in the curry paste and mix well until it's slightly melted and incorporated with the vegetables. Once combined, add in the cream, maple syrup, ½ cup of reserved pasta water and thinly sliced chicken breasts.
  • Simmer the sauce over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add in the spinach and contine to simmer over medium heat until the chicken is cooked to 165 degrees C and the sauce is thickened to your liking.
  • Taste the sauce for seasoning and add the rest of your reserved pasta water to the sauce to thicken as needed. You will need more/less depending on your preferred sauce thickness.
  • Once the sauce is done, add the cooked penne noodles into the pot and stir to combine.
  • Serve with a side salad and garlic bread and optionally topped with parsley.


Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 2686IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg
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