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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Chicken and Goat Cheese Pasta

I adore goat cheese.  I could eat it all day, every day.  I love it on pizza, on sandwiches, on crackers, on meat, in meat... the list goes on and on.  So, it was no wonder I created a pasta recipe using it.  I think you all know my love for pasta at this point, so it just seemed like the logical thing to do. :)

Chicken and Goat Cheese Pasta
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
Printable Recipe 
1 teaspoon olive oil
3/4 lbs chicken tenders, cut into bite size chunks
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon Italian herb mix
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 oz goat cheese
1/4 - 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
12 oz penne pasta
salt and pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta water.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the chicken and cook until no longer pink, about 5-8 minutes.  Add the pepper and cook another 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the garlic and cook 1 minute.  Stir in the Italian herb mix, pepper flakes, and white wine/chicken broth.  Let everything simmer for 2-3 minutes and then stir in the goat cheese.  Toss in drained pasta.  If the pasta is to dry, stir in pasta water, a little at a time.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Serve and enjoy! 

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Becki's Whole Life said...

I have some leftover goat cheese in my fridge from our pizzas this weekend so I told my husband I would make something with it this week. This sounds wonderful - I love goat cheese over pasta....and the red peppers are perfect here, too!

Cranberry Morning said...

Actually, I don't think I've ever eaten goat cheese. How can I be from Wisconsin and admit that?? I've got to try this. Looks like a perfect Friday night comfort food dish!

Michael Toa said...

I adore goat's cheese too. This pasta is just my kind of meal. Hope you are well Jenn. Take care.

Mary said...

Goat cheese and I are not the best of friends. I can only tolerate it in the very very smallest of amounts. That's ok though, because it just leaves more for you, right?

P.S. I love everything else about this pasta though. I'll just have to sub in a different cheese. :P

StephenC said...

I'm having a real problem with there being too many things I want to make. That's how we ended up with so many leftovers from last week. Okay, everyone, slow down! LOL

Mary said...

This is a really good idea. I've used it in pasta salads but never as a main course. This sounds delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Yenta Mary said...

It's the simple dishes, sometimes, that are the most beautiful - without too much complication, all the wonderful flavors get to shine ... :)

Pam said...

I like goat cheese in small doses... it's a bit strong for me. I have a feeling this pasta dish was fantastic!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

I love a pasta salad with plenty of flavor and protein! This looks so good, Jenn! Great recipe.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Well don't you know it - I feel the same way about goat cheese... This looks DELISH!!

Candace said...

I adore goat cheese! This looks spectacular!!

Val said...

A perfect pasta dish!

natalie said...

i really can't wait to cook this. thanks for your recipes. It invites me to eat the pictures. graphic design hervey bay

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Boy, does that sound tasty! And I would love the texture of that sauce with the goat cheese.

Chris said...

This post really got my goat!

This looks excellent, Jenn, I bet the sharp flavor of goat cheese livened this up.