Thursday, April 7, 2011

Make this: Knock-off Bosco's Gorgonzola Chicken Pasta

I have a thing for Bosco's Midtown. I love it - it's close, it's chill, they have good beer for Jake, the parking is accessible. I love their food too. I HIGHLY recommend getting the garlic parmesan fries as an app (it is off the menu) and if you feel like going even more under-the-radar, ask for the fried pickles (they are off the menu too). 

As much as I love Bosco's, it isn't the price of food I'd go for every week. But I love their Gorgonzola Chicken Pasta. Love isn't even strong enough. I lovvve it. Every single time I go I either get a cheese pizza and add gorgonzola and sundried tomatoes or get this pasta (either way, it is pretty much the same thing). 

So, of course, I tried to make a knock-off the other night and I think I did a decent job. I mulled around on the internet and found this recipe that seems to have some of the same elements. 

With research in hand, I gathered my ingredients:
-Box of Pasta (penne or the like)
- Chicken (cut into 1/2 inch pieces, about 1 lb)
- sun dried tomatoes (about 5, chopped up)
- gorgonzola cheese (about 8 oz)
- white wine (about 1/4th a cup)
- chicken broth (about 1/4th a cup)
- whole cream (1 cup - we used half and half)
- garlic (4 large cloves, minced)
- red pepper flakes (a few pinches)

And the steps:
1) start cooking your pasta
2) cook your chicken in oil over medium heat, browning the sides - once brown, add garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for one minute
3) add in white wine, scrape bottom of pan for browned bits
4) add in broth and cream, stirring and cooking until sauce thickens (about 5 minutes)
5) add in gorgonzola and sun dried tomatoes, let cook for a few more minutes
6) your pasta should be done - drain it and toss in sauce

I served with fresh grated romano cheese and a caesar salad:
I'd say this comes pretty close to Bosco's - it isn't exact but it has a flavor I like anyway. It is definitely a keeper and maybe even company worthy. It was pretty fast and easy to make. 

In eating on our dining table for the first time since January,
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Our Volunteer Family said...

Are the fried pickles spears or the round chips? Just wondering :)

Unknown said...

Alissa, they are round chips! If you like fried pickles, talk to me because I LOVE them and have scouted out the different kinds around Memphis.


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