Pasta With Chicken, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Gorgonzola and Pine Nuts

December 9, 2007 0 Comments

1/2 Cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (2 tablespoons oil reserved)
2 Each skinless boneless chicken breast halves (about 9 ounces total)
1 Lb gnocchi pasta or medium shell pasta
4 Each Garlic – minced
1/2 Cup Chopped fresh basil
1/2 Cup Canned low-salt chicken broth
1/2 Cup Crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (about 2 ounces)
14 Cup Chopped prosciutto
1/4 Cup Pine nuts, toasted

Instructions and Notes:
Heat 1 tablespoon oil reserved from tomatoes in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to skillet and saute until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to plate and cool; do not clean skillet. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch pieces. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain pasta; transfer to large bowl. Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tablespoon tomato oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; saute until tender, 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. Serves 4. Bon Appetit October 1997 The Cook’s Exchange; Diane Barnette, Reno NV

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