Boursin Cheese Chicken Pasta

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This creamy and cheesy Boursin Cheese Chicken Pasta dish will have your dinner companions wanting more.

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What’s so great about Boursin cheese? I didn’t know myself until I started down the rabbit hole of this amazing ingredient. Boursin cheese was created in 1957 by a French cheesemaker, Francois Boursin. And, fun fact, in 1968 it became the first cheese to be featured in a TV ad campaign! Talk about your famous poultry! Boursin is extremely versatile and pairs well with both pasta, chicken, and a myriad of other delicious dishes! So obviously this dish is a win-win in our books.

With this recipe, you can show off your newly acquired Boursin knowledge and culinary skills as this dish is easy, delicious, and doesn’t have too much cleanup. That’s the trifecta of dinners in my opinion.

What Is Boursin Cheese?//

So what makes Boursin cheese, Boursin cheese? Well, it’s a soft airy cream cheese that’s a type of Gournay cheese, which just happens to be the most popular soft cheese in the world. While it’s sold in over three dozen countries, it was originally developed in Normandy, and is now made in Canada.

The original recipe consisted of pasteurized cow milk and cream, culture, garlic, salt, fresh and frozen parsley, white pepper, and fresh and frozen chives. Now there are seven flavors of Boursin cheese, with herb and garlic being the most popular. Affordable and appealing, we completely agree with the slogan “Bread. Wine. Boursin.”

Ingredients

  • 4 oz dried pasta
  • 4 oz chicken fillets diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 oz Boursin Cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan grated
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
Boursin Cheese Chicken Pasta ingredients

How to Make – The Steps

Step 1: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package instructions.

Boursin Cheese Chicken Pasta step 1

Step 2: While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet and add the diced chicken. Cook the chicken for 2 minutes on each side until golden brown. Add the chopped garlic to the skillet and continue to cook for another minute until fragrant. Stir in the white wine and cook until the alcohol evaporates.

Boursin Cheese Chicken Pasta step 2

Step 3: Add the Boursin cheese and some of the pasta water to help dissolve the cheese. Stir the sauce until the cheese has melted and lower the heat to a simmer. Simmer for 4-5 minutes until the sauce thickens.

Boursin Cheese Chicken Pasta step 3

Step 4: Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss with the Boursin cheese sauce. If the sauce is too thick add an extra dash of pasta water.

Boursin Cheese Chicken Pasta step 4

Step 5: Stir in the grated Parmesan and chopped fresh parsley. Season with fresh ground black pepper and transfer to plates. Enjoy!

Boursin Cheese Chicken Pasta step 5

Top Tips For a Perfect Boursin Cheese Chicken Pasta

  • Pick the perfect pasta! I recommend penne or rigatoni, as these types of textured pasta will help the creamy sauce cling to them, making for the perfect bite every time.
  • Make sure to set aside at least one cup of pasta water for use in the sauce as needed.
  • As mentioned, use a dry white wine for the sauce. I suggest a Pinot Grigio or a Sauvignon Blanc for the best results.
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FAQs

Can I use a Boursin dairy-free cheese spread?

Yes! You can make this Boursin Cheese Chicken Pasta recipe completely vegan by omitting the chicken and switching out the parmesan. Or use the dairy-free Boursin for those on a dairy-free diet!

Can I add vegetables?

Of course! Feel free to experiment with the recipe. I recommend adding mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, or even sundried tomatoes to the sauce!

Is Boursin cheese the same as cream cheese?

While similar, Boursin is crumblier than cream cheese.

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Serving Suggestions

This is a great dish on its own, but if you’re looking for a side, you can’t go wrong with a simple green salad with one of my fantastic homemade dressings. And I always make sure to serve a good garlic bread with my pasta, and my homemade garlic butter will elevate any bread you decide to toast up with it!

How to Store

This Boursin Cheese Chicken Pasta can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. When reheating, do so on the stovetop and add a little milk if you need to thin the sauce out. While you can freeze your leftover sauce, it’s not recommended as it could change the Boursin’s texture and taste over time, so I’d stick with the fridge.

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Boursin Cheese Chicken Pasta

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 4 oz dried pasta
  • 4 oz chicken fillets diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 oz Boursin Cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan grated
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet and add the diced chicken. Cook the chicken for 2 minutes on each side until golden brown. Add the chopped garlic to the skillet and continue to cook for another minute until fragrant. Stir in the white wine and cook until the alcohol evaporates.
  • Add the Boursin cheese and add some pasta water to help dissolve the cheese. Stir the sauce until the cheese has melted and lower the heat to a simmer. Simmer the sauce for 4-5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss with the Boursin cheese sauce. If the sauce is too thick add an extra dash of pasta water.
  • Stir in the grated Parmesan and chopped fresh parsley. Season with fresh ground black pepper and transfer to plates. Enjoy!
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