by Doug Hartill | Nov 23, 2019 | Main Courses, Recipes
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.
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.
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.
by Doug Hartill | May 4, 2019 | Recipes, Sauces
Welcome back everyone, it has been a while. Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite sauces for chicken, Parmesan Garlic Sauce. This is one of the famous sauces from Buffalo Wild Wings that gives a nice cheesy kick to your wings. It isn’t spicy, but you can add this to other sauces or add your own spiciness with diced jalapeños or Cayenne pepper.
Buffalo Wild Wings : Parmesan Garlic Sauce
Parmesan Garlic Sauce
Add all the ingredients in a blender and then a saucepan for 20-30 minutes. Refrigerate until used.
by Doug Hartill | Feb 7, 2019 | Desserts, Recipes
How to make a Harry Potter Butterbeer Shake
Direct from the Leaky Cauldron in Hogsmeade is this SUPER SIMPLE recipe for a Harry Potter Butterbeer Shake. Who knew such a declicious drink would be so easy to make. Normally you would have to travel to any of the Universal Studios properties to have this delicious drink, but now you can make it at home.
Homemade Butterbeer Shake from Harry Potter
A wonderfully sweet drink that is super simple to drink. You will be slaying Basilisk's in no time.
Place a large glass in the freezer for at least an hour.
In a blender combine the Ice Cream and Cream Soda and 1 tablespoon of the Butterscotch syrup until thoroughly mixed.
Pour into your chilled glass and add the whipped topping and Butterscotch Syrup on top.
by Doug Hartill | Feb 5, 2019 | Recipes, Sauces
One of the best sauces whenever I go to Buffalo Wild Wings is the Mango Habanero sauce. The tangy citrus combined with the sweetness of the mango and the blast of heat from the Habanero make this a winner all the way around.
The best part is that you can make it from the comfort of your own home with little effort. You can probably train your dog to make it if you really want, but he probably lacks thumbs to really get anything done.
Anyways! Enjoy the recipe!
If you love this recipe, check out our Olive Garden Italian Dressing Recipe.
Mango Habanero Sauce
A sweet and spicy sauce that goes well with any chicken dish. It is sure to give your dish the kick it deserves.
Dice the Habanero as small as you can get and combine with all the other ingredients in a medium saucepan. On medium heat, simmer for 20 minutes and then chill in the fridge for a couple hours.
by Doug Hartill | Feb 4, 2019 | Recipes, Sauces
This one is a surprise for my wife. The Olive Garden’s Italian Salad Dressing is the only dressing she will have with her salads. She absolutely is a FREAK over this stuff. So when I came across the copycat recipe, I had to try it for myself and share it with you guys.
Hope you enjoy!
The Olive Garden's Italian Salad Dressing
The Olive Garden's Italian Salad Dressing is an iconic dressing that is sure to please everyone. The rich and zesty flavors will keep you coming back for more.
Thoroughly combine in a container of your choosing. Make sure to refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours.