Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta Recipe

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Gabriella Watson Modified: March 21, 2022
Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta Recipe

How To Make Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta

Grab a bite of this chipotle pasta that’s inspired by The Cheesecake Factory! It’s spicy, well-seasoned, and perfect for your pasta cravings.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 2chicken breast,boneless skinless, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1lbpenne pasta
  • 2tbsplemon juice
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspcoarse ground black pepper
  • 2tbspbutter
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • ¼cuphoney
  • 2tbspchipotle pepper sauce,from canned adobo peppers
  • 1yellow bell pepper,chopped
  • 1red bell pepper,chopped
  • ½yellow onion,chopped
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • 2cupsheavy cream
  • 1cupfrozen peas
  • 1lbfresh asparagus,thin
  • 6ozparmesan cheese,shredded
  • cilantro,for garnish, optional
  • tortilla chip strips,for garnish, optional


  1. Set the water to boil for the pasta.

  2. Add the asparagus to the pasta water and boil for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender crisp.

  3. Shock the asparagus by running them under cold water in a colander.

  4. Add the pasta to a minute shy of the directions, then drain into the same bowl as the asparagus. Don’t rinse.

  5. In a bowl, add the chicken, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Let sit.

  6. In a large skillet, add the butter then melt over medium heat.

  7. Add the bell peppers and onions, then cook until just translucent.

  8. Add in the garlic and cook an extra 1 minute.

  9. Remove the vegetables, then add in the olive oil.

  10. Add the chicken to the pan, then turn the heat up to medum-high.

  11. Brown the chicken on both sides.

  12. Add in the honey and stir to cook for an additional 5 seconds.

  13. Add the bell pepper mixture back to the pan.

  14. Stir well, then add in the adobo sauce, heavy cream and Parmesan cheese.

  15. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, then add in the pasta, asparagus and frozen peas.

  16. Stir to coat everything.

  17. Serve with cilantro and tortilla chips strips, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 937.83kcal
  • Fat: 51.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 27.80g
  • Trans Fat: 0.22g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 17.26g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.54g
  • Carbohydrates: 82.47g
  • Fiber: 6.12g
  • Sugar: 20.11g
  • Protein: 37.48g
  • Cholesterol: 175.26mg
  • Sodium: 773.28mg
  • Calcium: 448.60mg
  • Potassium: 741.97mg
  • Iron: 4.10mg
  • Vitamin A: 532.09µg
  • Vitamin C: 98.91mg
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