One Syn Chicken & Mushroom Pasta Slimming World Recipe

One Syn Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pasta


This One Syn Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pasta is a filling, delicious and hearty Slimming World friendly pasta dish with a silky smooth sauce. 

One Syn Chicken & Mushroom Pasta Slimming World Recipe

One Syn Chicken & Mushroom Pasta Slimming World Recipe

I love a simple pasta recipe, and this One Syn Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pasta is a super simple low syn option that will please the whole family! With just a few simple ingredients and just 20 minutes, you can whip up this healthy, Slimming World friendly pasta dish that will satisfy your hunger and keep you on plan. 

A Slimming World Friendly Dinner Recipe

Before we get any further, I want to clarify that under Slimming World’s old rules this recipe would have been totally syn free! However, because they no longer class light cream cheese as a Healthy Extra A choice you need to count one syn per portion (the recipe serves two people) to account for the cheese.

Despite this new development, this is still a totally Slimming World friendly dinner recipe! One syn barely scratches the surface of your daily syn allowance, and you can save your Healthy Extra choices for food and snacks throughout the rest of your day! 

One Syn Chicken & Mushroom Pasta Slimming World Recipe

So, how is this Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pasta so low syn? 

I love making pasta recipes with super creamy sauces, particularly when I can keep them low syn and packed with flavour! If you were making this recipe without worrying about the syns, the likelihood is that a recipe would call for butter or oil to cook the mushrooms and high syn cream and flour to thicken up the sauce. With this recipe, however, I make sure that the mushrooms will stay packed with flavour by cooking them in just a few spoonfuls of stock and herbs and use the cream cheese and water from the pasta to make sure your sauce thickens up and turns creamy and delicious. 

One Syn Chicken & Mushroom Pasta Slimming World Recipe

One Syn Chicken & Mushroom Pasta Slimming World Recipe

I love seeing when people make my recipes! So if you do make this One Syn Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pasta recipe then you can email it to me or share a photo on Facebook and Instagram tagging @basementbakehouse on Facebook or @basementbakehouse_sw on Instagram! I’d also love it if you shared your successes in my Facebook group too, you can join here if you haven’t already.

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How To Make One Syn Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pasta

If you love a good pasta recipe as much as I do, then this recipe for One Syn Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pasta is right up your street! Whether you’re following Slimming World, or just want a lighter way to enjoy pasta, you’ll love the flavours and textures in this dish. 

Serves 2 Servings

One Syn Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pasta

A delicious, low syn, creamy chicken & mushroom pasta recipe - the perfect Slimming World pasta recipe for the whole family.

20 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 2x Chicken Breasts (diced)
  • 200g Mushrooms (thinly sliced)
  • 1x Onion (red or white - diced)
  • 1x Garlic Clove (crushed)
  • 50g Philadelphia Lightest (2 syns)
  • 300ml Chicken Stock
  • 2x Ladles of Reserved Water from boiling the pasta
  • 2tbsp Fresh Thyme (plus extra for garnish)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • 200g Penne Pasta
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray


  1. Cook the penne pasta as per packet instructions. Reserve two ladles of the water to use later.
  2. Meanwhile, spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the diced chicken, along with one tablespoon of thyme until it is golden brown on all sides. Season with salt and pepper before removing from the pan and setting to one side.
  3. In the same pan, fry the onion and garlic until softened.
  4. Add the mushrooms along with the two ladles of reserved pasta water. Fry until the mushrooms are softened and the water has reduced.
  5. Add the chicken stock to the pan along with the rest of the thyme, salt, pepper and Philadelphia Lightest and whisk until combined.
  6. Add the chicken back to the pan and simmer until the sauce is reduced and thickened.
  7. Stir in the cooked pasta and garnish with fresh thyme and serve hot (can be reheated).


Can be reheated.

One syn per serving on Slimming World.

Syn values correct at time of writing.

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667 cal


2 g


86 g


18 g
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This super low syn Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pasta recipe is a firm favourite in my house. It's the perfect Slimming World friendly family dinner recipe to satisfy your carb cravings and it's packed with speed food and tonnes of flavour. It's an easy recipe that everyone will love!

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  • Kelly Anthony

    08/01/2019 at 10:26 pm

    I'm really into making pasta right now and this looks like the perfect dish to make for my family. I also like how I can make this recipe in one pan.
  • Andrea Metlika

    09/01/2019 at 12:26 am

    I love pasta and chicken and this dish looks Amazing! the entire family will love this.
  • Jori

    09/01/2019 at 12:34 am

    You really can't go wrong with creamy pasta and mushrooms@
  • Sonal

    09/01/2019 at 1:31 am

    Such a good recipe. I am sure my daughter is goi h to love this one. Shall be trying soon.
  • Michelle

    09/01/2019 at 3:10 am

    Pasta is my favorite, and this looks good. Is Philadelphia Lightest cream cheese?
  • Eb Gargano| Easy Peasy Foodie

    10/01/2019 at 4:19 pm

    Yum - mushroom pasta is one of my favourites. What a clever way of making a usually calorie laden recipe so much healthier! I bet it's just as tasty too :-D Eb x
  • Monika Dabrowski

    10/01/2019 at 9:07 pm

    It's great to see a delicious creamy recipe that's healthy too! Thank you for bringing it to #CookBlogShare
  • Matthew Ivan

    10/01/2019 at 9:44 pm

    Love creamy pasta is in the addition of cream cheese is awesome!
  • Midge @ Peachicks’ Bakery

    19/01/2019 at 5:39 am

    YUM!! That looks amazing! Would be so easy to adapt to for me & The Peas too! THanks for sharing #CookBlogShare
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  • Joanne Devenish

    07/11/2019 at 3:16 pm

    Are the mushrooms required to make the sauce? My husband and I just don't like mushrooms AT am wondering if i can still make the recipe as above but just omit the mushroom bit.......?
    1. Cliona

      18/11/2019 at 1:38 pm

      Hi Joanne, you can take the mushrooms out and add another veggie in, or leave out completely (just remember to have some speed on the side if you're following Slimming World!) and just adjust for whatever veggies you add. Enjoy!
  • Shilpi Rashid

    26/08/2020 at 1:14 pm

    Omg i made this its delicious!!
  • Ann Llewellyn

    05/09/2020 at 11:36 am

    Can I freeze this dish, I made this dish and it's lovely but I've made to much hoc I would like to freeze the rest.
    1. Cliona

      24/09/2020 at 1:22 pm

      I haven't personally but I don't see why not. Just make sure it is heated properly all the way through before eating.
  • Laura

    27/01/2021 at 6:24 pm

    This was sooooo good! I think I’m going to pre make it for a hangover! Perfect comfort food!
  • Leah

    22/02/2021 at 1:47 pm

    Is the pasta measurement cooked or uncooked weight?
    1. Cliona

      05/04/2021 at 7:34 am

      Uncooked for the pasta measurment!

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