Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pasta

The other night I made this simple chicken and pasta recipe after a long day at work.  I decided to pick up a rotisserie chicken to save some time.  It was just the two of us for dinner so I made my cream chipotle sauce.   This recipe for a creamy chipotle sauce has a kick to it which you can suit to your liking.  It can be made with store bought rotisserie chicken or with cooked chicken breasts.  It is especially good on a cool fall evening because it offers it’s own heat.

Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pasta

1 cup cooked chicken breasts, cubed

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1/2  of a 7 oz can chipotle peppers in adobe sauce

1 clove chopped garlic (I use the jar variety)

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1 1/2 cups penne pasta uncooked (or other type of pasta)

Cook penne in boiling water as directed on package.  While pasta is cooking, start the sauce.

In a frying pan, melt butter over low heat and stir in chopped garlic.

Add 1/2 can of chili peppers until warmed through.  Break up chilis with a spoon while cooking.

Slowly add heavy cream.  Depending on your taste, you can add 3/4  cup whipping cream.  If it is hotter than you would like, add the full cup of cream.

While the sauce cooks, drain pasta and set aside.

Simmer chipotle sauce until bubbly over low heat.  Add chopped cilantro and cook 3-5 minutes.  Season with a dash of each salt and pepper to taste.

Spoon over hot pasta and top with parmesan cheese.

This recipe serves 2 and can be doubled.  If you like, you can add cooked corn or chopped tomatoes when you add the cilantro, but the recipe is seriously good without them.  You can make a great pasta sauce with these seven ingredients.

Do you have a rotisserie chicken to simplify your dinners?

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23 Comments on “Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pasta”

  1. November 5, 2012 at 7:07 am #

    That looks so yummy… 🙂 Loved the spicy pasta sauce!

  2. November 5, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    Fantastic! I just bought some lobster ravioli and was wondering what type of sauce to make… I have my answer!

    Strive to Thrive,

  3. November 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    Raquel, that looks so good….I am drooling over here cause it’s past lunch time and I totally forgot to eat….not a good idea coming over on an empty stomach especially when we’re talking pasta,lol 🙂

    • November 6, 2012 at 5:45 am #

      LOL~ Bibi, that is how I feel at your site. Thanks for stopping by, it really is tasty. Hope you try it.

  4. thebusymomsdiet
    November 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    Yum! Looks delish!

  5. November 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    That’d be perfect for this weekend!

  6. November 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Yum, you’re making me hungry! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  7. November 9, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    This looks like a really flavorful and simple meal to make. I would love it if you would share this on my foodie friday party today.

    • November 9, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by Diane! I will check it out!

  8. November 9, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Mmmm, this sounds incredible!!

  9. November 10, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Yum. I LOVE chipotle peppers. I’ve pinned for future reference and I will be featuring on my blog this weekend! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!


  10. November 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Stopping by from This Gal Cooks. Holy yum! I can’t wait to try this pasta.

    • November 11, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

      Let me know if you try it! It has a nice kick to it. Thank you for stopping by the island.

  11. November 11, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    I love chipotle flavored food. I can’t wait to try this recipe, it looks delicious. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  12. November 12, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    This does sound absolutely delicious! I love spicy pasta dishes and this one sounds so easy to do!!!

  13. November 12, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    This sounds delicious. I’ve pinned it to try! Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I’m looking forward to seeing what you share this week! 🙂

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