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Penne Gorgonzola with Chicken Recipe
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Penne Gorgonzola with Chicken Recipe

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This rich, creamy pasta dish is a snap to throw together for a weeknight meal but special enough for company. You can substitute another cheese for the Gorgonzola if you like. —George Schroeder, Port Murray, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 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 (8 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 6 to 8 fresh sage leaves, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups (calculated without Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese) equals 489 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 97 mg cholesterol, 453 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Drain pasta; toss with sauce. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and parsley. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Penne Gorgonzola with Chicken in America's Best-Loved Recipe Contest July 2008

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups (calculated without Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese) equals 489 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 97 mg cholesterol, 453 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Aug. 28, 2015

"Sorry....we weren't crazy about this. I like the blue cheese flavor in salad dressing, but somehow not with the other ingredients here. I didn't use all the gorgonzola called for. It was also too salty. I couldn't locate any fresh sage leaves ,either. Don't know if that would have made much difference."

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2015

"I followed the other reviewers' recommendation to use only 1 cup of gorgonzola but otherwise followed the recipe as is. I served it with a garden salad and garlic bread. My family really enjoyed it."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"Using ONE cup of gorgonzola was plenty. The taste was very, very good. It's also very easy to prepare, once you've done the prep work of chopping the garlic, cutting up the sage, and cubing the chicken. This got raves from my husband and adult daughter and son-in-law. Good enough for company! Easy enough for week night dinners. I'll be making it again soon."

Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"This has become a favorite in our house! We have used both gorgonzola and crumbled blue cheese - they both work great!"

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"This was really great. There is a mistake in the recipe though. It calls for 2 cups gorgonzola and in parenthesis it states 8oz. So I just put in one cup. I think anymore would have been overpowering. I will make this again. If you don't like blue cheese then you wont like this recipe. Also, the sauce thickened as it cooled. I think this would be great with steak pieces instead of chicken since blue cheese and steak go so well together."

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