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Pasta with Gorgonzola, Chicken and Mushrooms 
Jun. 20, 2011 8:04 am 
Updated: Jun. 24, 2011 12:54 pm
This was a very good recipe, and one that I ended up getting distracted in the midst of cooking, but it still came out great! I love creamy chicken pasta dishes, but hadn't cooked with gorgonzola before but this really sounded delicious and I'm so glad we tried it out! The original recipe calls for cooking diced chicken breast, but I decided to pre-cook a couple chicken breasts in the crockpot to have them on hand for a dish and thougth they'd work well in this. My husband really liked the shredded chicken in it, because it really became a part of the sauce and was in every bite.
 Started with shredded parmesan, pepper, salt, sage, minced garlic, crumbled gorgonzola cheese, heavy whipping cream, rigatoni and pre-cooked chicken breasts.

 Heated up the oil in the skillet and shredded the chicken into the pan.
 I didn't have canned chicken broth on hand, so I threw a bouillon cube into a cup of water while I worked on the chicken.
 I tossed the garlic into the chicken and stirred that around and let it heat through.
 The chicken broth was ready...
 In went a half a cup of broth.
 Followed by the cream!
 I threw the pasta into the prepared boiling water while the sauce simmered.
 The mushrooms were added and the sauce thickened and reduced.
 In went the cheese!
 Followed by the seasonings.
 I drained the rigatoni.
 And combined the pasta with the sauce.
 All tossed together and ready to go!

Plated up - I think I forgot to sprinkle some parmesan on it (like I said, I got distracted in there, and ended up letting the sauce cook down more than I meant to, but it still really came out delicious)! It wasn't as "saucy" as it would have been had I actually been paying attention, but the flavor was really great and the shredded chicken worked great in the dish.

Recipe slightly modified from Recipe Shoebox (original recipe from Taste of Home)
1 pkg. (16-oz.) rigatoni pasta (or other tubular pasta)
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup chicken broth (or white wine)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups fresh mushrooms
1 (5-oz.) container crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
2 tsp dried sage
Salt and pepper, to taste
Grated Parmesan cheese and parsley (for garnishment)

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, toss shredded chicken and garlic in oil. Add chicken broth, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan.

Add cream and mushrooms; cook until sauce is slightly thickened and mushrooms have released their moisture. Stir in Gorgonzola cheese, sage, salt, and peppers to taste. Cook, stirring frequently, until cheese has completely melted.

Combine sauce and pasta, toss to mix well. Sprinkle with grated parmesan and parsley if desired.
Jun. 20, 2011 10:02 am
I love these kinds of meals! Yummy!
Jun. 20, 2011 10:20 am
Wow that does sound great!
Jun. 20, 2011 1:33 pm
Not only did the recipe sound tasty but, the photo 'show & tell' was great too. Thanks for sharing.
Jun. 21, 2011 5:40 am
Thanks for reading! :D
Jun. 24, 2011 12:54 pm
That looks awesome!
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I love preparing meals for my family, I grew up eating home cooked dinners as a child, and felt that time around the table was very special. It gives me a LOT of pleasure to prepare something my family enjoys!
My favorite things to cook
I cook with a lot of chicken, we prefer boneless, skinless breasts. I don't think I have a preference for a certain style of food, or ethnicity. I cook mainly simple, meat and rice/pasta/potatoes kinds of meals. I enjoy trying different flavors and fixing new recipes. We enjoy italian, southern, mexican, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
It's sort of a tradition in our house to have biscuits and gravy every weekend, usually Saturday morning. My husband grew up in the South, and it's comfort food! I love preparing a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner: Roast turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, and cranberry jelly... MMMMM!!!!
My cooking triumphs
I think I was pretty thrilled with myself the first time I successfully made a home-made pizza crust. I am also very good with homemade breads, and very proud of my banana and lemon poppy seed breads!
My cooking tragedies
I have two classic cooking tragedies from when I had just started cooking (age 16) - the first time was when I tried to thicken gravy by adding flour directly into the HOT liquid - LOTS of clumps... it was SOO gross! The 2nd time was when I tried to make my first white sauce, and I just could NOT get the flour to milk ratio right, it was pasty and disgusting!!! I've learned a lot since then, but those are classic OOPS memories!
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