June 17, 2024

Cheesecake Factory Chicken Bellagio

Cheesecake Factory Chicken Bellagio with pesto pasta, Parmesan, crispy chicken and prosciutto for the perfect copycat meal with an authentic recipe!

Cheesecake Factory Chicken Bellagio

We’re going back to the Cheesecake Factory today! We’ve been big fans of copycat recipes from the Cheesecake Factory (you can see all the Cheesecake Factorycopycats here) including my favorites,Cheesecake Factory Chicken Madeiraand Cheesecake Factory Spicy Cashew Chicken.

This recipe is no exception. We make it often at home with all the parts of it except the prosciutto. We do love the prosciutto too but when its just for us and not guests all the other flavors combined still make up a crazy delicious dinner.

This dish has some steps to making it and a couple of mini recipes within the main recipe but the results are SPECTACULAR. The recipe comes from the Cheesecake Factory for most of the ingredients but the Parmesan Cream Sauce and the Basil Oil are my own recipes.

How do you make Basil Oil?

Blanche 1 cup of fresh basil leaves in ice water after boiling for one minute. Squeeze out the water and puree with 1/2 cup olive oil until smooth. Use within one week.

How do you make Parmesan Cream Sauce?

Add 1/4 cup butter and flour to a pan and melt. Whisk well and cook for 30 seconds before slowly pouring in 1 cup of heavy cream. Add in 6 ounces of shaved Parmesan and whisk well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

What is the difference between prosciutto and bacon?

Bacon is made by brining then smoking pork belly. Prosciutto is made by curing with salt and pepper but no smoking. It is also rolled into a spiral to keep the shape.

What is in Chicken Bellagio?

Chicken Bellagio is a pasta dish mixed with a basil oil sauce, Parmesan cream sauce, crispy chicken, prosciutto and arugula finished with a bit of lemon juice. It’s creamy, herby, full of delicious, fresh flavors, and a perfect bowl of comfort food.

Yield: 4 servings

Cheesecake Factory Chicken Bellagio

Prep:20

Cook:30

Total Time:50 minutes

Cheesecake Factory Chicken Bellagio with delicious pesto pasta, Parmesan shavings, crispy chicken and prosciutto on top for the perfect copycat meal with an authentic recipe!

Ingredients:
Chicken:
  • 1 pound thin spaghetti
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
Parmesan Cream Sauce:
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces shaved parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
Basil Oil:
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
To finish the dish:
  • 1/2 cup basil oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken brot
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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces shaved Parmesan
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • parsley (optional)
Directions:
Chicken:
  1. Cook the pasta to one minute shy of the directions.
  2. Place the chicken between two pieces of saran wrap.
  3. Pound the chicken to a 3/4 inch thickness with either a mallet or rolling pin.
  4. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  5. Dredge the chicken in flour, then beaten eggs, then breadcrumbs.
  6. Add the oil to a large cast iron skillet or heavy pan on medium high heat.
  7. Cook the chicken in the pan for 5-7 minutes on each side or until golden brown (as pictured).
  8. Wipe out the oil and crumbs and leave skillet for finishing dish.
Parmesan Sauce:
  1. Add the butter to the pan and let melt on medium heat.
  2. Add the flour and whisk well, let cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Add in the cream slowly while whisking.
  4. Add in the Parmesan, salt and pepper and whisk until thickened.
  5. Remove from heat for serving.
Basil Oil:
  1. Set a pot of water to boil and a large bowl of ice water to the side.
  2. Blanche the basil for 1 minute then remove the basil to the ice water.
  3. Remove from ice water and squeeze dry.
  4. In a small food processor add the basil and oil and puree.
  5. Use basil oil within a week (trust me you’ll want to put it on everything).
To finish the dish:
  1. Add 1/2 cup of basil oil, chicken broth and butter to the skillet and heat over medium heat.
  2. Add the pasta back in along with the shaved Parmesan and toss to coat.
  3. Plate with pasta, topped with cooked chicken, more Parmesan cheese (if desired), more of the cream sauce, more of the basil oil, a slice of the prosciutto rolled up and arugula leaves to top.
  4. Squeeze a wedge of lemon over the plate and serve.
Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 1/4th recipe

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 759 Calories

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