+ Farfalle with Chicken, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Gorgonzola, and Pine Nuts


In my early 20's I hosted an impromptu (ridiculous) dinner party that ended up being a blast!  A co-worker at the time helped me plan the last minute menu- suggesting the below dish as a crowd pleaser.  Last night I revisited the dish and it brought back so many great memories.  Thought I'd share the recipe in case you're hosting an impromptu anytime soon!

Farfalle with Chicken, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Gorgonzola, and Pine Nuts

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (2 tablespoons oil reserved)
2 skinless boneless chicken breast halves (about 9 ounces total)
1 pound farfalle, radiatori, or fusilli pasta

4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup canned low-salt chicken broth
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (about 2 ounces)
1/4 cup chopped prosciutto

1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted 
red pepper flakes


Directions

Heat 1 tablespoon oil reserved from tomatoes in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the skillet and sauté until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate and cool; do not clean skillet. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch pieces.

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions until al dente. Drain and transfer to large bowl.

Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon tomato oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté about 1 minute. Add sun-dried tomatoes, chicken, basil, broth, cheese, and prosciutto to skillet and bring to boil.

Add sauce to pasta and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with pine nuts and serve. *I liked to add a good amount of red pepper flakes, too! Serves 4.

7 comments:

  1. Love the smell of fresh basil and i use it regularly when it comes to some sort of pasta cooking. Great recipe. Can`t wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing!
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  2. OMG it looks delicious *_* I'll save this recipe for later ;) kisses!

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  3. mmm this looks so good! I'll be saving this to try later! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  4. this pasta dish looks absolutely amazing, thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  7. I love the addition of pine nuts. I've been actually looking for a new recipe for pasta, and I might just try this one! Cheers!

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