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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Penne Gorgonzola with Chicken


I've seen this recipe floating around on the internets and it caught my eye because it won $25,000 in the Taste of Home recipe contest. I figured if it won $25K it must be good - right?!

This was a breeze to make.  You can have the sauce and chicken ready in the time it takes the pasta to boil and just toss it all together.  I halved the recipe and it was more than plenty for us.  The gorgonzola is the star of this recipe - so if you don't like gorgonzola, then you won't like this.  I don't know if it is worth $25K, but we liked it a lot and would make it again.


Penne Gorgonzola with Chicken
Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home
(Printable Recipe)


1 package penne pasta (16 ounces)
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup white wine
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 cups Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (8 ounces)
6 to 8 fresh sage leaves, thinly sliced (I used 1/4 tsp ground sage)
Salt and pepper to taste
Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Fresh parsley, minced

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in oil on all sides. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan.

Add cream and broth; cook until sauce is slightly thickened and chicken is no longer pink. Stir in the Gorgonzola cheese, sage, salt and pepper; cook just until cheese is melted.

Drain pasta; toss with sauce. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and parsley.


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9 comments:

  1. I like the concept of the recipe, but don't like gorgonzola. Do you have a suggestion for a substitute?

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  2. I might try Feta instead of the gorgonzola. You could always use parmesan too.

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  3. Looks great and I agree, if it's that big of a money winner it's got to be great!

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  4. Sounds delish! I am sometimes amazed at the prize winners in some of those contests. I would imagine you could use a variety of cheeses on this too.

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  5. Mmmmm, we like gorgonzola so this looks like a winner to us. I'll be giving it a try on Thursday when the twins are home. No sense in wasting this yummy dish on just Babygirl, Joe, and I.

    Btw, the recipe you posted is the full one, right?! Think it will feed five? Served with bread & salad? Thx, Steph!
    ~ingrid

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  6. Your version sounds very good. I love gorgonzola but have only paired it with beef. I'll have to try this one with chix.

    But did you see Besh's Inedible to Incredible where a woman made a pasta dish with gorgonzola, blue cheese, and more? It was hilarious, he wouldn't even try it.

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  7. I made up a penne dish with gorgonzola and veggies - I'm going to have to try it with chicken now. And the sage leaves are interesting. Thanks for posting this!

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  8. I love all things cheese, especially gorgonzola! :D

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  9. Hey, Steph! Just wanted to let you know that I (finally) made this the other day and it was GOOD! Definitely a keeper. :)

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    ~ingrid

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