Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta is a Cheesecake Factory copycat recipe. This flavorful pasta dish is full of honey glazed chicken, asparagus, peppers, peas, garlic and onion in a spicy chipotle parmesan cream sauce. No need for going out when you can make this at home!
Course Main Course
Keyword cheesecake factory spicy chicken pasta, spicy chicken chipotle pasta
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 45minutes
Author Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
1poundfresh asparagus chopped; thinner pieces work best
1poundboneless skinless chicken breastscut into small chunks
1/4teaspoonground black pepper
1mediumyellow bell pepperdiced
1mediumred bell pepperdiced
2Tablespoonschipotle pepper sauce from a can of adobo peppers
6ouncesshredded parmesan cheese
Optional: cilantro and tortilla strips to garnish
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Once boiling, add the asparagus and boil for 2-3 minutes. Remove it from the pot and rinse it with cold water through a strainer to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
Using that same pot of boiling water, add the pasta and cook until al dente.
In a small bowl add the chicken, lemon juice, salt and pepper and let marinate as the other vegetables are cooking.
In a large skillet add the butter and melt on medium heat.
To the heated skillet, add the bell peppers and onions and cook until translucent.
Add in the garlic and cook another minute.
Remove the vegetables from the skillet and add in the olive oil.
Add the chicken to the pan and brown over medium–high heat.
Add the honey to the chicken and stir, cooking for about 5 seconds.
Add the bell pepper and onion mixture back to the pan.
Stir well, and then add in the heavy cream, adobo sauce, and Parmesan cheese. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
Add in the cooked pasta, frozen peas, and blanched asparagus.
Toss everything well to coat with the cream sauce.
Optional: garnish with cilantro and tortilla strips
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Don't like chicken? Shrimp will work, or omit entirely to make vegetarian.