Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta

Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta

Today, we are going to take a look at an amazing recipe for my favorite pasta dish, the Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta from The Cheesecake Factory.  This thing is loaded with flavor (and calories) so keep that in mind.  It is super simple to prepare, even though there seem to be a lot of moving parts, it all comes together in the end.  It is the perfect combination of spicy and sweet and savory.

Introduction to The Cheesecake Factory

If you have never been to The Cheesecake Factory, you are definitely missing out.  The huge menu is rather intimidating at first, but you soon realize that most of the menu is Cheesecake.  I think that is why the Cheesecake Factory is so well liked.  No matter what everyone is craving, there is something for everyone.  From Cuban Sandwiches to Asian Salads, to Burritos there is something for even the pickiest of eaters.

What is the Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta from The Cheesecake Factory?

Made using Penne Pasta, the Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta has Chicken breast sauteed in honey.  The sauce is a unique sauce made from Alfredo and Chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce.  This gives it a beautiful mild kick that you crave as well as a deep smokey flavor.  The sweetness of the honey combined with the spice of the sauce makes an amazing dish that can be enjoyed by everyone.

 

Make sure to check out how to make the Salad Dressing from the Olive Garden or how to make a Cuban Classic, Picadillo, which is a cheap and flavorful addition to your families dinner rotation.

 

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Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta
A spicy chicken pasta with chipotle flavors with a sweet undertone. A sure crowd pleaser.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Main Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Main Ingredients
Instructions
Prepare Vegetables and Pasta
  1. Add the asparagus to the pasta water and boil for 2-3 minutes or until slightly tender. 
  2. Pull out the asparagus and run under cold water to shock it and stop it from cooking.
  3. Add your pasta to the water and remove when al-dente, normally 12-13 minutes rolling boil.
  4. Combine lemon juice, salt, pepper, and chicken and let it marinade. 
  5. Prepare your skillet with butter on medium heat. 
  6. Add bell peppers and onions. 
  7. Leave on the heat until translucent, stirring occasionally to make sure they do not char, then add the garlic cloves, saute for 1 minute.
Cook Chicken and Serve
  1. Remove the veggies and add olive oil to your skillet
  2. Add chicken to the pan and turn the heat up to medum-high. 
  3. Keep on the heat until browned on all sides. 
  4. Add in the honey and stir until the honey loosens up. 
  5. Add the bell pepper mix. 
  6. Puree the Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce can and set aside.
  7. Brown the chicken on both sides and remove from heat.
  8. Cook for an additional 3 minutes, then add all other ingredients (Veggies, Adobo, Pasta)
  9. Make a basic Alfredo sauce (Butter, Parmesan, Heavy Cream, Black Pepper, Garlic Powder) and add in the Pureed chipotle peppers. Let it come to a simmer. Add your frozen peas to thaw in the sauce.
  10. Add sauce, pasta, chicken in your pot adding the asparagus last or as a garnish. Add Cilantro or parsley and grated Parmesan as a topper. Tortilla strips if you want to be really authentic.
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Make your own Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwiches

Make your own Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwiches

Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwiches are King.  There I said it… I have had my fair share of chicken sandwiches and I can honestly say that out of all the fast food chain chicken sandwiches (notice I said fast food chain chicken sandwiches), Chick-Fil-A has to be the absolute king.  The only problem is, they are closed on Sunday.  Now we can make the recipe at home!

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Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich
Have you ever wanted your chicken to taste like the heavenly goodness that is Chick-Fil-A? Or is it Sunday and you can't get into your local Chick-Fil-A? Well, look no further! We have the recipe here. Let me know in the comments below how that worked out for you.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Sandwiches
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 1 hour
Servings
Sandwiches
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Take your chicken and split it into equal portions.
  2. Pound the chicken flat (with a meat tenderizer or hammer, whichever floats your boat)
  3. Put the chicken into a large ziplock with the pickle juice for 1 hour (longer if you wanted)
  4. Combine all dry ingredients.
  5. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl.
  6. Get pan ready on Medium-High heat with your peanut oil.
  7. Dip the chicken into the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, then back into the flour mixture. Drop into the frying pan.
  8. Cook until golden brown (about 2-3 minutes on each side)
  9. Serve on Hamburger Buns and Pickle (add lettuce, jack cheese, and tomato to make it a deluxe)
  10. Enjoy!
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