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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chipotle Chicken Pasta by Homemade by Holman

I saw this recipe on a friend's blog and had to laugh.. we have been looking for a recipe that uses chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.. we had a huge can of leftover ones from last week, couldn't find a good recipe, and threw them away! Wish I had them now!

Chipotle Chicken Pasta

2-3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs)
1/4 cup lime juice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1 tsp ancho chili powder
1 tsp salt
2 T olive oil
1 lb farfalle pasta
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 large green bell pepper, diced
1 red onion, diced
1 chipotle pepper + 1 T of adobo sauce, minced
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Trim fat from chicken breasts and cut into bite-size pieces.  Combine lime juice, 1/2 of minced garlic, 1/2 of cilantro, chili powder, and salt and mix together.  Pour over chicken to coat and marinate chicken about 30 minutes. 

Heat a large pot of water to boiling.  Add generous amount of salt and add pasta.  Cook according to package directions until al dente.  Drain and set aside.  Meanwhile, add olive oil to large saute pan and heat over medium heat.  Add chicken, bell peppers, onions and remaining garlic and cook about 6-8 minutes until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are softened.  Add chicken stock and chipotle pepper and adobo sauce and cook until stock is reduced by about 1/3.  Reduce heat to low and add cream and cheese.  Stir to combine and return pasta to sauce pan and toss to evenly coat with sauce.  Cook about 5 minutes and top with remaining cilantro and serve.

update 12/21/11...
Finally got a chance to make this dish for Tyler and he loved it!

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