4.5 from 2 votes
Smoky Chipotle Chicken Pasta is the perfect dinner for two or the whole family. Seasoned grilled chicken breast tops a bed of pasta that has been tossed in a creamy chipotle sauce in this flavorful dish.
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Smoky Chipotle Chicken Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
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.
Course: Dinner Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 859 kcal
Author: Kimberly
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces cooked pasta (fettuccine, linguine or spaghetti)
  • 2 medium chicken breast (3-4 ounces)
  • Mexican spices/seasonings for chicken (We used homemade taco seasoning.)
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 teaspoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 ounces shredded pepper jack cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta until al dente, drain, and set aside.
  2. Season chicken and grill until cooked completely (about 6-7 minutes each side depending on thickness).
  3. 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.
  4. Add the chipotle paste, chipotle powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  5. Carefully add the half and half and heat until the mixture begins to steam but not boil.
  6. 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.
  7. Toss the cooked pasta in the chipotle sauce to coat.
  8. Place the pasta on plates and top with sliced chicken.
  9. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Double the recipe to make enough for a family of 4.