Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Spread 1 tablespoon of butter over a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish
. Melt 1 tablespoon each of butter and oil in a deep large nonstick frying pan
over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the hot pan and cook until pale golden and just cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate to cool slightly. Coarsely shred
the chicken into bite-size pieces and into a large bowl.
Meanwhile, add 1 tablespoon each of butter and oil to the same pan. Add the mushrooms and saute over medium-high heat until the liquid from the mushrooms evaporates and the mushrooms become pale golden, about 1-2 minutes. Add the onion, garlic, and thyme
, and saute until the onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the wine and simmer until it evaporates, about 2 minutes. Transfer the mushroom mixture to the bowl with the chicken.
3 more tablespoons butter in the same pan over medium-low heat. Add the flour and whisk
for 2 minutes. Whisk in the milk, cream, broth, nutmeg
, remaining 1 3/4 teaspoons salt, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Increase the heat to high. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer
, uncovered, until the sauce thickens slightly, whisking often, about 10 minutes.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the linguine and cook until it is tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 9 minutes. Drain
. Add the linguine, sauce, peas, and parsley to the chicken mixture. Toss until the sauce coats the pasta
and the mixture is well blended.
Transfer the pasta mixture to the prepared baking dish. Stir the cheese
in a small bowl to blend
. Sprinkle the cheese mixture over the pasta. Dot
with the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter
. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown on top and the sauce
bubbles, about 25 minutes.