Spicy Chicken Chipotle Alfredo Pasta

Spicy Chicken Chipotle Alfredo Pasta

Today, we are going to take a look at an amazing recipe for my favorite pasta dish, the Spicy Chicken Chipotle Alfredo 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.

Spicy Chicken Chipotle Alfredo Pasta

A spicy chicken pasta with chipotle flavors with a sweet undertone. A sure crowd pleaser.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 People


Main Ingredients

  • 3 Chicken Breasts cut into cubes about 1/2"
  • 1 pound Penne Pasta
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1 Can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce pureed
  • 1 Yellow Pepper chopped
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1/2 Yellow Onion
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1 pound Fresh Asparagus
  • 6 ounces REAL Parmasean Cheese


  • Cilantro
  • Tortilla Stip Chips


Prepare Vegetables and Pasta

  • Add the asparagus to the pasta water and boil for 2-3 minutes or until slightly tender. 
  • Pull out the asparagus and run under cold water to shock it and stop it from cooking.
  • Add your pasta to the water and remove when al-dente, normally 12-13 minutes rolling boil.
  • Combine lemon juice, salt, pepper, and chicken and let it marinade. 
  • Prepare your skillet with butter on medium heat. 
  • Add bell peppers and onions. 
  • 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

  • Remove the veggies and add olive oil to your skillet
  • Add chicken to the pan and turn the heat up to medum-high. 
  • Keep on the heat until browned on all sides. 
  • Add in the honey and stir until the honey loosens up. 
  • Add the bell pepper mix. 
  • Puree the Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce can and set aside.
  • Brown the chicken on both sides and remove from heat.
  • Cook for an additional 3 minutes, then add all other ingredients (Veggies, Adobo, Pasta)
  • 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.
  • 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.
Keyword Copycat Recipe, The Cheesecake Factory

Get your DOUGH on at DoughCo!

Get your DOUGH on at DoughCo!

There is a new dessert player in Davis County and man is it a good one.  DoughCo has opened its third location at Station Park in Farmington and man did we love it!

Making cookies with Grandma has always been met with claims that you’ll get sick if you eat that raw cookie dough.  I never believed her.  Maybe it is an old wives tale?  Well, fret no more, because you can now get your cookie dough fix at DoughCo without the stern lecture.

Found on the west side of Station Park, right next to Blaze Pizza, this small shop offers the best desserts in Davis County.  You think im kidding?  Check this out.

In addition to having a whole slew of cookie dough flavors, they have a million ways to serve it, they even have ice cream and for those little fur babies, a cup of their cookie dough made especially for dogs.  How awesome!DoughCo Doggie Cookie Dough

What kind of Dough do they have at DoughCo?

Served a bunch of different ways and with a BUNCH of cool flavors.  Here are some of the flavors they keep on tap:

Chocolate Chip

Loaded Brownie

PB Explosion

Cake Batter


Oreo Thin Mint *My personal favorite!


Cookies n’ Cream (Vegan)

Snickerdoodle (Vegan)

Lemon Crunch (Vegan)


Cookie Butter

Gluten Free Options

Chocolate Chip

Oatmeal M&M


They even have monthly flavors, for example, Mint Chocolate Chip for the month of March and Red Velvet for February.

Now you can get these awesome flavors a variety of different ways including my personal favorite, the Half-Baked.  They throw the dough in the oven for a few minutes to get nice and warm and top it with your pick of ice cream and whipped cream.  It comes in two sizes, both of which I can polish off by myself.

They also have shakes, and cups for the more classic cookie dough lovers.

Being that this is currently a Utah only company you may be asking…”WHAT DO I DO WHEN I MOVE OUT OF STATE??”

Well you are in luck…DoughCo ships their dough nationwide! Not all flavors are available, so make sure you check before placing that order.

So if you are in the mood for a delicious new and hip joint to crash on Friday nights or want to take the family for a classic treat, make sure to check out DoughCo.


Check out their website for more:



2121 S. McClelland St #105 Salt Lake City, UT 84106  –  385-258-3111
11429 S. District Dr #300, South Jordan, UT 84095 –  801-748-9850
256 N University Dr., Farmington, UT 84025 –  385-988-3007





How to make Big Mac Sauce at Home

How to make Big Mac Sauce at Home

The Big Mac is one of those things that is synonymous with America. Normally babies first words are “Big Mac and a Coke, please”. There is just something about the combination of 2 all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, onion, pickles on a sesame seed bun that hypnotizes the senses.  I can’t think of any other burger that has captivated society as much as this one has.

How to make Big Mac Sauce

On the very first episode of Hungry Doug, we take a look at the Big Mac, where we make our own and show you how to make the sauce that can go on pretty much anything.


Big Mac - Hungry Doug

Big Mac Sauce

Here we have a copycat recipe for Big Mac Sauce. Put this on your Burgers, Sandwiches, dip your fries in it. It contains healing properties (so they say)
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Relish
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Yellow Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder


  • Combine everything into a bowl.
  • For optimal results, let it sit in the fridge overnight.
Keyword Big Mac
R&R BBQ: Best BBQ in Utah

R&R BBQ: Best BBQ in Utah

Here in Utah, we aren’t known for much more than green Jell-O, funeral potatoes and polygamy.  But there is a new kid in town.  R&R BBQ has come in like a wrecking ball and re-ignited the food revolution on the Wasatch Front.  Come check out the Best BBQ Joint in Utah, R&R BBQ.

Best BBQ in Utah

Founded by Rod and Roger Livingston as a hobby, they entered into competition BBQ and haven’t looked back.  After winning several BBQ championships, they decided to open up their own restaurants.  In a few short years, they have opened 7 restaurants and continue their rise to the top.  Their whole philosophy has been “No Shortcuts.”  From the quality of their meats to the preparation and execution of each plate, that philosophy is apparent.

Before you even see the restaurant coming up, you can definitely smell it.  The mouthwatering smell of smoked meats surrounds each store and makes you crave it even more.  Entering each location is an adventure in and of itself.

Their Food

Staples in the arsenal for any BBQ joint is the Brisket, Pulled Pork, and Smoked Sausages.  But their most famous dish would have to be their Caveman Burger.

Caveman Burger- Hungry Doug

The Caveman Burger

Filled with smoked sausage, pulled pork, jack cheese, fried jalapeños, and topped with your choice of BBQ sauce, you will have to unhinge your jaw like a python to fit it in your mouth.  Bursting with smokey goodness, it is BBQ perfection.

If you aren’t in the mood for a delicious burger, you can order the meats by the pound.  Each item on their menu is heaven on a plate.  Pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked sausage, boneless chicken thighs, smoked chicken, and St. Louis Spare Ribs.  My personal preference is the 3 meat plate with Brisket, Sausage, and pulled chicken.  You also cannot go wrong with their Brisket Tacos and Nachos.

So if you are in the mood for some great food, good smells, and a friendly atmosphere, go check out R&R BBQ.  Find the nearest one on their website and check out their menu.


Kickin’ Jalapeño Coleslaw

Kickin’ Jalapeño Coleslaw

One of the staples to any BBQ is the Coleslaw.  If you want to take that to the next level, come check out this recipe for a Kickin’ Jalapeño Coleslaw that is sure to please.  This recipe has all the bases covered:  Sweet, Spicy, Tangy, and Freaking Delicious.

Kickin' Jalapeno Coleslaw - Hungry Doug

Recommended on the following Dishes:



Side Dish

You can even add this to your tacos and use the Lime Cilantro Jalapeño Aioli for a real party in your mouth with everyone invited.


Kickin' Jalapeno Coleslaw - Hungry Doug

Kickin' Jalapeño Coleslaw

An awesome side for your Tacos, Burgers, Hot Dogs, or even on its own. It definately has a kick it and will be a sure crowdpleaser.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings


Coleslaw Veggies

  • 16 oz Coleslaw Mix
  • 1/2 Cup pickled jalapenos Diced
  • 1 Bunch Cilantro Finely Chopped

Coleslaw Dressing

  • 3/4 Cup mayonaise
  • 2 Tbsp Pickled Jalapeño Juice
  • 1 Lime Juiced
  • 2 Tbsp White Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste


  • Open your Coleslaw Mix and place in a large mixing bowl. Dice the Jalapenños and Cilantro and add to the veggies. Mix well.
  • Add the Mayonaise, Jalapeño Juice, Lime Juice, White Sugar and Salt and pepper to another mixing bowl until thoroughly mixed. Add Dressing to the Coleslaw and Mix until all incorporated evenly.
  • Place in Refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours so the flavors can build.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword BBQ Sides