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Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta

Indulge a little with this copycat Cheesecake Factory pasta!

Updated August 13, 2019
Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta
Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta
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Satisfy your Cheesecake Factory craving without leaving your house!

This delicious copycat Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta will remind you that the best things really are homemade, even if they are inspired by a restaurant. This delectable pasta overflows with fresh veggies, a rich chipotle sauce, and loads of Parmesan cheese. One bite, and you'll be ready to make this a regular addition to your weekly dinner menu.

One of our favorite things about this spicy chicken chipotle pasta is that it has a great variety of textures and flavors. You get a satisfying crunch from the veggies, combined with the saltiness of the cheese and the smoky flavor of the chipotle sauce. It's such a successful combination. This meal is so good that it doesn't even need a side dish (although we don't think this salad would hurt).

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Serves6

Preparation Time30 min

Cooking Time20 min

Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped into 1" pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle pepper sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese

Copycat Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta Recipe

Instructions

  1. Boil a large pot of salted water.

  2. Blanch the asparagus in the water for 2-3 minutes, then remove to an ice bath to stop the cooking. Drain and set aside.

  3. Add pasta to water and cook according to package directions.

  4. Marinate your chicken in a bowl with lemon juice, salt, and pepper while you prepare the rest of the dish.

  5. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bell peppers and onions and cook until soft. Add garlic and cook one minute more.

  6. Remove the vegetables from the pan and set aside.

  7. Add olive oil and chicken to the pan. Brown the chicken on all sides, turning up the heat to do so if needed.

  8. Add the honey, stir, and then immediately add the bell pepper mixture to the pan. Stir to combine, then add the adobo sauce, milk, and Parmesan cheese.

  9. Cook for about 5 minutes, then add pasta, asparagus and peas.

  10. Stir to combine and serve right away. Enjoy!

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