Smoky Chipotle Chicken Pasta is the perfect dinner for two or for the whole family. Seasoned grilled chicken breast tops a bed of pasta tossed in a creamy chipotle sauce in this flavorful dish.
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 828 kcal
(fettuccine, linguine or spaghetti)
medium chicken breast
Mexican spices/seasonings for chicken
(We used homemade taco seasoning.)
half and half
shredded pepper jack cheese
Cook pasta until al dente, drain, and set aside.
Season chicken and grill until cooked completely (about 6-7 minutes each side depending on thickness).
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk to combine. Cook for 2-3 minutes to allow any raw flour flavor to cook out.
Add the chipotle paste, chipotle powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.
Carefully add the half and half and heat until the mixture begins to steam but not boil.
Add the pepper jack cheese a little at a time while whisking. Make sure the cheese melts completely and continue to heat until warm but not boiling. Add more salt to taste.
Toss the cooked pasta in the chipotle sauce to coat.
Place the pasta on plates and top with sliced chicken.
Double the recipe to make enough for a family of 4.
Smoky Chipotle Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g
Saturated Fat 29g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.