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
½ of a 7 oz can chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
1 clove chopped garlic (I use the jar variety)
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup chopped cilantro
½ cup parmesan cheese
1 ½ 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.
Add ½ can of chili peppers until warmed through. Break up chilis with a spoon while cooking.
Slowly add heavy cream. Depending on your taste, you can add ¾ 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.
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.
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.
Do you use a rotisserie chicken to simplify your dinners?