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Chipotle Chicken Pasta

Spicy Delight: Chipotle Chicken Pasta Recipe

Hey, there! If you’re on the hunt for a dish that packs a punch of flavor and satisfies your cravings for a comforting pasta dinner, here is the right spot. We’re making Chipotle Chicken Pasta. Imagine this, the smoky charm of Mexican chipotle sauce meets the creamy indulgence of Italian pasta, it’s a taste bud fiesta. Let’s do some cooking.

Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pasta Recipe

Main Ingredients

  • Linguine (or pasta of your choice)
  • 3 chicken thighs/breasts


  • Olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne powder


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup onion, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, blended 
  • 2 cups heavy cream


  • Curly parsley
  • Parmesan
Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce
Chipotlet pepper in blender

How do you make Creamy Chipotle Chicken Pasta

  • Start by cooking the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Season the chicken thighs with olive oil, salt, black pepper, and cayenne powder.
  • In a large skillet, saute minced garlic with olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until golden brown and cooked through. Set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add butter. Sauté minced onion and garlic until fragrant. 
  • Stir in oregano, salt, ground cumin, sugar, and chipotle pepper in adobo sauce. 
  • Use a blender or hand blender to blend the sauce mixture to a smooth consistency. Then cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Pour in the heavy cream, stirring continuously. Let the sauce simmer until it thickens.
  • Toss in the cooked pasta, ensuring it’s well coated in the spicy chipotle sauce.
  • Slice the cooked chicken into strips and add them to the pasta
  • Garnish with parsley and Parmesan.
Blend the sauce
Blend the sauce
Pasta in sauce

What to serve with Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pasta?

Here are a few ideas to make your Chipotle Chicken Pasta dinner even more delightful:

  1. Green Salad: A crisp green salad is an excellent choice to pair with the bold flavors of Chipotle Chicken Pasta. Toss together some mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and a zesty vinaigrette. 
  2. Garlic Bread or Breadsticks: A classic choice that never fails. 
  3. Grilled Vegetables: Lightly grilled or roasted vegetables, such as asparagus, zucchini, or bell peppers, bring a burst of color and a hint of smokiness to the meal.
  4. Avocado Slices: avocado slices add a buttery texture that complements the spiciness of the chipotle.
Chipotle Chicken Pasta

Why you’ll love this Chipotle Chicken Pasta Recipe?

What makes it a game-changer? Well, the magic lies in the perfect blend of smoky chipotle, creamy sauce, and tender chicken.

It’s a balance between spice and comfort. The chipotle brings a spicy kick without overpowering, and the creamy sauce is silky and savory. This isn’t just dinner; it’s an experience. And let’s not forget—it’s ridiculously easy to make. 

How to store and reheat chicken pasta?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

To reheat, simply pop it in the microwave or reheat it on the stove with a splash of cream to maintain that creamy texture. For those who appreciate a more leisurely approach, opt for the stove. Heat the pasta on low, stirring occasionally, and add a bit of extra cream if needed. This method takes a tad longer, but the result is a reheated dish that tastes just as good as day one. Don’t forget to sprinkle some fresh parley afterward.

Adjust the spice level with the Chipotle sauce 

If you’re craving an extra kick, stir in a bit more of the adobo sauce from the canned chipotle peppers during the sauce-making stage. Taste as you go to find your perfect spice level. On the flip side, if you prefer a milder experience, start with a conservative amount of chipotle sauce, and gradually increase if needed.

There you have it—Chipotle Chicken Pasta that’s simple and easy to make. Give it a try!


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