Linguine with Chicken and Vegetables in a Cream Sauce


1 tablespoon garlic powder, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoons butter
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup white wine
1 (16 ounce) package linguine pasta
1 cup chopped broccoli
1 zucchini, cubed
3/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms (optional)
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste


Combine garlic powder, poultry seasoning, cayenne pepper, onion powder, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in an empty salt shaker. Lightly sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the chicken breasts. Reserve the remaining seasoning mix.

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the chicken breasts in the skillet and cook, covered, for 5 minutes. Pour in the white wine and reduce heat to medium. Continue cooking until the chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 15 to 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Place chicken on a plate and set aside.

While the chicken is cooking, fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the linguine, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.

Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the broccoli, and cook for 1 minute, then drop in the zucchini. Cook uncovered until just tender, about 2 minutes more. Drain in a colander, then immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes until cold to stop the cooking process. Once the vegetables are cold, drain well, and set aside.

Stir the mush