Thanks to all for playin’ a very tricky Trivia Friday!

The answers:

1. Post-its

2. Grant – but I will also accept MacArthur since this was tricky!

3. The Great Gazoo

 

Those who qualified are:

Amanda

Julie

Y

Melinda

Shelley

Evan

VeggieGirl

Kristie Lynn

 

Congrats, guys! Let me know if I missed anyone. The winner will be chose on the last day of this month, so look out.

 

 

Are you still incredibly stuffed from Thanksgiving and 3 days worth of leftovers?

 

 

Tis’ the season for indulgence!

 

 

This tender chicken dish is topped with creamy gorgonzola and salty pancetta – the perfect combination.

 

 

I fried the pancetta and let it drain. You can buy pancetta and chop it, but most stores carry pre-chopped pancetta.

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And dipped the chicken in some beaten egg, then dredged it through a bit of flour.

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I added a few spices to my flour mixture – salt, pepper, smoked paprika – you can add whatever you’d like.

 

 

 

And just pan-fry until it is brown on each side.

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After it has a nice golden brown color, reduce the heat a bit and allow it to cook through.

 

 

 

Top with a good 1/4 cup of gorgonzola, and once it melts, add the pancetta.

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It is a very savory dish, and I think it’s goes best with a side of rice or a salad. It balances out the heaviness of the chicken.

 

 

 

Gorgonzola Smothered Chicken with Pancetta

Serves 4

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup crumbled gorgonzola

1/2 cup chopped pancetta, fried

 

Heat a skillet on medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Beat 2 eggs in a large bowl, and add 1 cup of flour (+ paprika, salt and pepper) to a large plate. Dip the chicken in the egg, the dredge through the flour. Add to the skillet and let brown on both sides.

Once chicken is cooked through, add 1/4 cup gorgonzola on each breast, and allow to melt. Remove from pan and transfer to plate. Sprinkle about 1/8 cup of pancetta of top.

 

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Feeling a bit sluggish and down from all of the big meals this weekend? Check out how I plan to stay fit this holiday season!

 

 

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17 Responses to “Gorgonzola Smothered Chicken with Pancetta.”

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    Melinda — November 28, 2009 @ 8:31 am

    I love the trivia. It’s the best part of Friday’s! Well close to the best part.

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    VeggieGirl — November 28, 2009 @ 9:33 am

    Yaaay!! I’m thankful that I made the cut, haha :-D

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    Kristie Lynn — November 28, 2009 @ 9:39 am

    Phew. Good thing you accepted MacArthur! :-D

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    Cara (Cara Craves...) — November 28, 2009 @ 10:21 am

    Smothered chicken looks so yum!

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    Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) — November 28, 2009 @ 11:03 am

    You need a cookbook/restaurant or something. I sent your blog link to my mom.. hope thats cool :) lol. She loves to cook and I know would enjoy a lot of your recipes (as do I, of course but I have to tweak some of em).

    I freaking missed Friday trivia.. ahhh. Next week I gotta be more on the ball!

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    shelley — November 28, 2009 @ 11:13 am

    yay for qualifying!! & that looks really good

    xoxo
    shelley

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    MollyCookie — November 28, 2009 @ 12:28 pm

    That looks tasty! I love recipes with gorgonzola. I’m sort of a sucker for it.

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    The Candid RD — November 28, 2009 @ 12:38 pm

    Yum, the PERFECT Italian meal! looks fantastic, my grandmother would be proud :) Too bad I don’t cook like that! I will one day, when I get a bigger kitchen and I have more room for stuff, you know? Now it’s so hard, I can barely fit anything in my kitchen, and Nick and I can’t even cook together, so sad.

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    Barbara Bakes — November 28, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

    The chicken is packed with yummy flavors! Sounds delicious!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — November 28, 2009 @ 3:20 pm

    Dairy, poultry, & pork. All in one post! Let me call my husband :)

    Anyhooo girl, I am grateful for our friendship and love your recipes, even if I cant always eat them.

    BTW, are you a certified personal trainer? Totally random change of topic there. I am off to cruise your bio/about me b/c I am thinking of getting mine…not sure if im gonna go NASM, ACSM, or ACE. If you have yours, any 411 you can provide, the better. I have my RYT-200 for Yoga but would like to get my certif perso trainer credential too. Sorta for fun, sorta for practical reasons. The more holistic and less meathead-ish, the better :)

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    Light Delight with TouTou — November 28, 2009 @ 4:34 pm

    oh mine!!! what a meal!!
    even though I ‘m still stuffed with that big bird, I won’t mind to have this chicken!!! it looks very professional , and of course all the ingredients looks very yuuuuummmy! I love it!

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    katie — November 28, 2009 @ 7:12 pm

    YUM! love gorgonzola cheese!! please gchat with me..haha class can get SO BORING sometimes!

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    Amanda — November 28, 2009 @ 7:23 pm

    This. Looks. Amazing.

    Yum.

    I LOVE that I FINALLY qualified!! I SOOOOOO want that prize!

    Blessings-
    Amanda

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    Nicci@NiftyEats — November 28, 2009 @ 9:14 pm

    Ooh, that looks good and I think black beans on the side would be great with it.

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    Bianca @ south bay rants n raves — November 29, 2009 @ 1:52 pm

    Looks good. Also looks easy! Surprised I didn’t think of this! :-)

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    Kelly — November 30, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

    i really wish you liked another cheese, gorgonzola makes me wanna barf ;)

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    Cristin — June 24, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    Did a quicker version, just seasoned chicken tenderloins with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika, sauteed until done, put them in a hot cast iron skillet topped with a mixture of gorgonzola, goat cheese, toasted pine nuts, and pancetta, and put in the oven at 450F for a few minutes. Tasty.

    Thank you.

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