Chicken Breast with Pancetta Cream and Peas

  • kphoward13 Posted: 03/09/14
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    I tried two Cooking Light recipes today and this is the one we had for dinner tonight. I will definitely be recommending to my friends and family. It was easy and quick to come together and the marscapone cheese made the sauce. Served with a baked white rice and peas. Looking forward to the leftovers!

  • karen0920 Posted: 03/23/14
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    I used a little regular bacon in place of the pancetta, and this was delicious! Pretty easy! Made it on a work night. Would definitely make again

  • TracySmith Posted: 03/03/14
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    I used Neufchâtel cheese instead of mascarpone, otherwise made as written. Even the leftovers were excellent. Next time I may add sauteed mushrooms to the dish - seems like they would add to the dish. I served it with an orzo and spinach side dish. A keeper!

  • Debbie17 Posted: 02/22/14
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    Very good! My sons loved it. I did have to sprinkle some parm cheese on top to give it something more appealing to the kids, but it was very good. My husband loved the sauce. Next time I will doubke everything except the chicken, for him. I used cream cheese and nutrate free bacon (3-4 slices) instead.

  • jdcartier Posted: 02/21/14
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    Delicious! I couldn't find marscapone cheese at my store so I substituted with what I had on hand: 1T Greek yogurt and 1T cream cheese combined.

  • passion4cooking Posted: 02/21/14
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    Made the recipe as written except that my chicken portions were probably a little less than 6 oz each so they overcooked just a tad. Also had to allow the sauce to simmer longer so that it would thicken up. All in all, the dish was delicious and I will make it again, taking care not to overcook my chicken.

  • sondraj Posted: 03/19/14
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    This chicken was so delicious, which is saying a lot for someone who prefers thighs. I used bacon instead of pancetta but I did use mascarpone cheese. I used thin cut breasts instead of regular cut and so I cooked them for only the first 4 minutes and skipped the second round of cooking. The sauce really takes this chicken to a higher than usual level. I would definitely cook it for guests.

  • GrantCooper Posted: 03/19/14
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    I cut the breast lengthwise to cook faster. It was a bit salty with the added salt on the chicken. The pancetta provides enough salt by itself. I put over rice. This was very satisfying.

  • Kjersten Posted: 02/28/14
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    Delicious and pretty quick to make! The kids loved this. Will make again!

  • KGiamarino Posted: 03/08/14
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    Delicious! Needs some sort of bread or rolls to soak up sauce.

  • megstoo Posted: 08/27/14
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    I made this last night and it was very good. We used bacon instead of the pancetta and cream cheese instead of marscarapone since that's what we had on hand. Overall it took about 45 min from start to finish. I threw the peas in frozen since it finished for a few minutes after and they were cooked all the way through by the time we ate.

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