Copycat Ruby Tuesday’s Sonoran Chicken Pasta Recipe

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Try this cheesy chicken pasta dish for your next dinner party – friends will definitely be impressed!

Copycat Ruby Tuesday’s Sonoran Chicken Pasta Recipe

How To Make Copycat Ruby Tuesday's Sonoran Chicken Pasta

Penne pasta cooked in a spicy sauce inspired by Ruby Tuesday\\\’s recipe!

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins


  • lb chicken breasts, boneless and skinless chicken breasts, grilled and thinly sliced
  • 16 oz cheese spread, preferably Cheez Whiz
  • 16 oz penne pasta, cooked and cooled
  • 15 oz black beans, drained
  • 6 oz tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp green chili pepper, minced
  • 4 tbsp yellow onion, minced
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp red chili pepper, minced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

For Garnish:

  • green onions, thinly sliced


  1. Combine the cheese spread with the cream in a small saucepan over medium to low heat. Stir the cheese often until it melts and becomes smooth. Set aside.
  2. Heat up your oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, all chili peppers, and onions. Saute until translucent.
  3. Deglaze with white wine and reduce briefly.
  4. Add the cheese sauce, sugar, and cumin. Bring sauce to a simmer and continue simmering, stirring occasionally, until the flavors meld and incorporate for roughly 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  6. Melt your butter in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add paprika and rost briefly.
  7. Remove the pan from the heat, then add your pasta and toss to combine. Return back to the heat and warm through.
  8. To assemble your dish, transfer roughly ¼ of the pasta and pour about ⅓ cup of cheese sauce over the pasta.
  9. Place roughly 5 ounce cooked and sliced chicken breasts on top.
  10. Add ⅓ cup of the black beans over the chicken.
  11. Add roughly ¼ cup of chopped tomatoes to the beans.
  12. Garnish with green onions and serve.


  • Sugar: 18g
  • :
  • Calcium: 753mg
  • Calories: 1291kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 131g
  • Cholesterol: 195mg
  • Fat: 49g
  • Fiber: 14g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Potassium: 1521mg
  • Protein: 78g
  • Saturated Fat: 25g
  • Sodium: 1959mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2384IU
  • Vitamin C: 20mg
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