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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How do you make Alfredo Sauce from scratch?

How do you make Alfredo Sauce from scratch?

There is nothing better than a good homemade alfredo sauce.  I have often asked myself, How do you make Alfredo Sauce from scratch?  Many people do not know how to make Alfredo Sauce from Scratch.  It is super easy and will change your life.  You will never want to pay for one of those flavorless bottles of sauce again.

History of Fettuccini Alfredo

Between restaurants, cookbooks and supermarket shelves, Alfredo sauces vary widely, both in style and quality. Here’s a rundown of fettuccine Alfredo’s history and sauce variations.

The original dish was an extra-buttery version of an Italian standard, fettuccine al burro — fettuccine with butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. It was created in Rome in 1914 by chef Alfredo di Lelio and served at his restaurant, Alfredo’s. Legend has it that in 1927, silent-film stars Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks discovered this dish while honeymooning in Rome. Upon returning to Hollywood, they served it to friends; soon, fettuccine Alfredo was popular — but in a new, American guise.

According to The Italian-American Cookbook by John Mariani and Galina Mariani (Harvard Common Press, $19.95), since American butter and parmesan cheese lacked the richness of their Italian counterparts, cream was added to the sauce to compensate. This version became an Italian-American classic. Although popular in the United States, it never took root in Italy.

Ultimately, Alfredo sauce became a victim of its own popularity. Supermarkets began selling ready-made Alfredo sauces, thickened with flour or cornstarch and sometimes made with cheap ingredients. Many chain restaurants began using the pre-fab sauces, too. Noodles tossed with this convenience product can’t compare with this recipe for fresh fettuccine Alfredo made with Parmigiano-Reggiano, unsalted butter and fresh cream. Sure, you can make the original Roman recipe now that true Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano is widely available; but the version with cream is divine, and worthy of an occasional calorie splurge.

Source: Dallas News

How do you make Alfredo Sauce?

Check out the recipe below!

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How do you make Alfredo Sauce from scratch?
This super easy sauce is a staple in most Italian cuisine. Everyone should know how to make it. You will never buy the flavorless stuff in jars from the grocery store again.
Alfredo Sauce - Hungry Doug
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Sauces
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Sauces
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Alfredo Sauce - Hungry Doug
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into a saucepan and stir on low heat for 10 minutes. Once the cheese has melted into the liquids you are done!
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Epic Banana Cheesecake

Epic Banana Cheesecake

Let me tell you something about Banana Cheesecake…it will rock your world. This cheesecake recipe isn’t for the faint of hearts. Personally, this is my favorite desert ever.

Whenever I go to The Cheesecake Factory, I try their version of this and they are pretty much identical. Men, go make this for your wife. If she doesn’t like bananas, you just eat it yourself. Thank me later.

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Epic Banana Cheesecake
Let me tell you something about Banana Cheesecake...it will rock your world. This cheesecake recipe isn't for the faint of hearts. Personally, this is my favorite desert ever. Whenever I go to The Cheesecake Factory, I try their version of this and they are pretty much identical. Men, go make this for your wife. If she doesn't like bananas, you just eat it yourself. Thank me later.
Banana Cheesecake - Hungry Doug
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 6 hours
Servings
slices
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 6 hours
Servings
slices
Ingredients
Banana Cheesecake - Hungry Doug
Instructions
Cheesecake Filling
  1. Grab a large Bowl. Throw the blocks of cream cheese in and beat with a hand or stand mixer and the whisk attachments. Keep going until there are no clumps. Clumps are your enemy.
  2. Throw in the sugar and continue mixing until it is combined throughout. Add the cream and vanilla. Keep whisking until you get "Stiff peaks" and set that off to the side.
  3. Grab another bowl and whisk the pudding mix and milk. Throw that baby in the fridge for 10 minutes to thicken. Lightly combine and gently fold the pudding with the filling mix. Keep going until it is combined into one mixture.
  4. Slice up those bananas into small chunks and combine them into the filling mix. Save about 1/2 of one banana for garnishing.
Graham Cracker Crust
  1. Easy Peasy. Take your graham crackers and 1/3 cup of white sugar and place them in a ziplock bag. Beat the hell out of said bag with rolling pin, fists, or whatever want. Take 6 tablespoons of butter (doesn't have to be exact) and melt that in the microwave. Take 1 1/2 Cups of the Graham Cracker Mix and place that in your spring form pan. Drizzle the melted butter and press into the bottom of the pan. Make sure it is nice and tight.
Combine and Chill
  1. Take your crust and fill it with your cheesecake filling. Smooth the top.
  2. Refrigerate for 6 hours or Overnight (Overnight is better)
  3. Take some cool whip and add a layer to the cake. However much you would like. Take those Nila wafers and crush them into a powder and sprinkle on top. Take the sliced almonds and sprinkle them on top as well. Slice up the remaining banana and arrange in any pattern you want on top.
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