Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta Recipe – A Dish That Will Warm Your Soul

Are you in the mood for something spicy and hearty tonight? Look no further than this spicy chicken chipotle pasta recipe. It’s a fiery and delicious dish that will warm your soul and tantalize your taste buds. I developed this recipe on a rainy day when I was feeling down and craving something comforting. And let me tell you, it did the trick! So, let’s get cooking.


– 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
– 8 ounces of whole-wheat pasta
– 3 tablespoons of olive oil
– 1 onion, diced
– 3 cloves of garlic, minced
– 2-3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
– 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
– 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 1 cup of chicken broth
– 1/2 cup of canned diced tomatoes
– 1/2 cup of heavy cream
– 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley
– 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese


1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

3. In the same pan, add another tablespoon of olive oil and sauté the onions until softened and slightly browned, about 3-4 minutes.

4. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.

5. Add the chopped chipotle peppers, cumin, smoked paprika, and salt and pepper to the pan. Cook for another minute until the spices are fragrant.

6. Pour in the chicken broth and canned diced tomatoes and bring the sauce to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sauce thickens.

7. Add in the heavy cream and stir until combined. Return the chicken to the pan and let it simmer for another 5-10 minutes until the sauce is thick and the chicken is heated through.

8. Stir in the cooked pasta, chopped parsley, and grated Parmesan cheese until the pasta is fully coated in the spicy sauce.

9. Serve hot and enjoy!

This spicy chicken chipotle pasta recipe is a perfect meal for a cozy night in with friends or family. The chipotle peppers add a smoky and spicy kick to the dish, while the cream and Parmesan cheese balance out the heat with a rich and creamy texture. I love to serve this dish with a crisp green salad and a glass of red wine.

I hope you enjoy making and eating this dish as much as I do. And don’t be afraid to experiment with different pasta shapes or spice levels to make it your own. Let the spicy burstiness of the dish surprise and delight you, leaving you feeling perplexed about how such simple ingredients can create such a complex and satisfying flavor. Happy cooking!