Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pasta

Chipotle Chicken Pasta

The other night I made this simple chicken and pasta recipe after a long day at work.  I decided to pick up a rotisserie chicken to save some time.  It was just the two of us for dinner so I made my cream chipotle sauce.   This recipe for a creamy chipotle sauce has a kick to it which you can suit to your liking.  It can be made with store bought rotisserie chicken or with cooked chicken breasts.  It is especially good on a cool fall evening because it offers it’s own heat.

Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pasta

1 cup cooked chicken breasts, cubed

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1/2  of a 7 oz can chipotle peppers in adobe sauce

1 clove chopped garlic (I use the jar variety)

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1 1/2 cups penne pasta uncooked (or other type of pasta)

Cook penne in boiling water as directed on package.  While pasta is cooking, start the sauce.

In a frying pan, melt butter over low heat and stir in chopped garlic.

cc butter

Add 1/2 can of chili peppers until warmed through.  Break up chilis with a spoon while cooking.

CC chilis

Slowly add heavy cream.  Depending on your taste, you can add 3/4  cup whipping cream.  If it is hotter than you would like, add the full cup of cream.

While the sauce cooks, drain pasta and set aside.

CC Cream added

Simmer chipotle sauce until bubbly over low heat.  Add chopped cilantro and cook 3-5 minutes.  Season with a dash of each salt and pepper to taste.

Chipotle Sauce

Spoon over hot pasta and top with parmesan cheese.

This recipe serves 2 and can be doubled.  If you like, you can add cooked corn or chopped tomatoes when you add the cilantro, but the recipe is seriously good without them.  You can make a great pasta sauce with these seven ingredients.

Chipotle Chicken Pasta

Do you use a rotisserie chicken to simplify your dinners?




  1. That looks so yummy… 🙂 Loved the spicy pasta sauce!

  2. Fantastic! I just bought some lobster ravioli and was wondering what type of sauce to make… I have my answer!

    Strive to Thrive,

  3. Raquel, that looks so good….I am drooling over here cause it’s past lunch time and I totally forgot to eat….not a good idea coming over on an empty stomach especially when we’re talking pasta,lol 🙂

  4. thebusymomsdiet says:

    Yum! Looks delish!

  5. That’d be perfect for this weekend!

  6. Yum, you’re making me hungry! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop http://www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  7. This looks like a really flavorful and simple meal to make. I would love it if you would share this on my foodie friday party today.

  8. Mmmm, this sounds incredible!!

  9. Yum, sounds great! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  10. This was absolutely delicious! It is surely one of my new favorite recipes! I made it without the chicken, as I don’t always like meat interfering with my pasta, lol. I also used less Chipotle -and took some seeds out – (I was afraid it would be too spicy for my daughter), and added some Parmesan cheese to the sauce but found I still had to thicken with cornstarch. I am looking forward to leftovers tomorrow for lunch. Thanks for sharing this fantastic recipe.

    • Thank you so much Carrie! I am so happy you enjoyed it and made it your own! 🙂

      • Loved the flavor of the pasta! I agree with you that the pasta needed a less pepper. I LOVE heat but i halfed the peppers (kept all of the adobe sauce) and then scraped the seeds of half of the peppers I used and it was still extremely spicy.. i was the only one in my family that could eat it and It still cleared my senses! Yummy but really spicy!


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