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Blue Cheese Chicken & Noodles

This may just be my favorite thing to cook lately.   The first time I tried it I thought “did I really make this in my own kitchen?!” Kid you not, it tastes like its from a fancy restaurant.  If you love blue cheese, then you are going to love this yummy dinner.  
You can serve the sauce alone, or over pasta.  Unfortunately, I love carbs, so I added the noodles.   The recipe will feed two really hungry people with maybe leftovers for one. So if you’ve got more to feed, I suggest you double it. 
Ingredients:
  • 3 chicken breasts
    • I used chicken tenders because I already had them on hand. 
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white wine
    • Be sure to sip on a glass while you’re cooking! 
  • 2/3 cup crumbled blue cheese (4 oz) 
    • or more to your taste…you know, whatever floats your boat
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley 
  • 2-3 cups of smaller noodles. Orzo or Farfalline work great. 
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 375
  • If using chicken breasts, slice them lengthwise so that you create two from the original breast.  They are thinner this way and cook quicker. 
  • In an OVENPROOF saucepan, bring olive oil to medium heat and cook the chicken about 2-3 minutes on each side. 
  • Once the chicken is seared (a little golden brown on both sides, doesn’t have to be cooked through, yet), add the white wine and turn the heat to low. 
  • Simmer the chicken in the wine for 8-10 minutes until the wine is reduced by half. 
  • While doing all of this … don’t forget to boil your noodles! 

  •  Add the cheese, heavy cream, and the parsley.

  • For just another minute, simmer it all together. Then pop the whole thing in the oven for 15 minutes. The sauce will thicken to a delicious consistency! 

Ta da! Blue Cheese Chicken and Noodles.  I paired ours with frozen green beans from Trader Joe’s.  They taste really fresh and take only about 5 minutes in the microwave.  Easy peasy. 

original recipe here 

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