Gourmet Chicken Penne with Fontinella Béchamel Sauce
My love for Christmas stems from fond memories of family bonding while cooking holiday dishes in the kitchen with my mom and siblings. My mom always went into full-on entertainment mode, hosting two dinner parties – one for her girlfriends and sisters and then another for the rest of our extended family. So it’s only natural that I inherited her love of entertaining.
Of course, my favorite part of playing hostess is putting a gourmet spin on old classics or coming up with completely unique recipes of my own like my Gourmet Chicken Penne with Fontinella Béchamel Sauce. This dish is so delicious and is guaranteed to be a hit at your holiday gatherings. Keep reading to get the recipe!
How To Make Chicken Penne w/ Fontinella Béchamel Sauce
- 3 chicken breast, diced
- 2 cups of penne pasta
- 1large onion, diced
- 8 strips of bacon, diced
- 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
- 2 tbsp vegetable/olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- Black pepper, optional
- Salt, optional
- Seasoning salt, optional
- 1/2 cup of Stella Cheeses’ Fontinella Cheese
- 1 cup milk/soy milk
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp butter
- Black pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
- Splash of chicken stock
Once your flour and butter are well mixed, start pouring in your milk a little bit at a time, making sure to whisk continuously. When you have all of your milk mixed in, add in your salt and pepper in accordance to your taste preferences. Then add in a splash of chicken stock. Whisk again and start to add in your Fontinella cheese saving a few tablespoons to garnish at the end.
Continue to whisk until all of your cheese is melted. This should take less than two minutes.
Once that is mixed well and coated evenly with sauce, you can top it with the rest of the bacon, onion, garlic mixture as well as sprinkle on the remainder of your Fontinella cheese.