Chicken Penne in Smoky Chili Cream Sauce

Total Time
10 mins
10 mins

To reduce calories, fat and sodium, you can opt for a light Alfredo sauce. For a spicier dish, increase the amount of chipotle chiles. Recipe is from Family Circle. I like to use "The Best Alfredo Sauce" for the prepared alfredo sauce.

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  1. Cook penne following package directions; drain.
  2. While penne is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken for about 4 minutes or until cooked through.
  3. Remove to a plate and reserve.
  4. Reduce heat to medium.
  5. Add onion to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds.
  7. Stir in the Alfredo sauce, chipotle, chili powder, maple syrup and salt.
  8. Cook over medium-high heat until bubbly.
  9. Stir in the chicken.
  10. Place the pasta back into the pot and stir in the Alfredo and chicken mixture.
  11. Spoon pasta onto a large serving platter and garnish with the bacon and cilantro.