Spicy Alfredo

One of our new favorite restaurants is a local chain called Mario’s Pizza. They serve a lot more than pizza! I love their Southwest Chicken Pasta, so I decided to use it as a basis for today’s recipe.

Green Chile Chicken Pasta

Don’t skimp on the cayenne pepper. I gives the sauce a little more kick.

Green Chile Chicken Alfredo
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4
  • 6 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • florets from 1 bunch broccoli
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup green chile
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 dashes cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  2. Boil pasta according to package directions. Add broccoli during the last 5 minutes of cooking time. Drain well.
  3. While pasta is cooking, season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through.
  4. While chicken is cooking, melt butter in large skillet. Whisk in cream, bring to simmer. Simmer 5 minutes. Add chile, garlic, and cheese, stir to combine.
  5. Add chicken, pasta, and broccoli into sauce. Stir well to combine. Add cilantro just before serving.


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