Firebirds Chicken Pasta (Copycat)

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 45 mins

Firebirds Chicken Pasta Chile Asiago cream sauce, applewood-smoked bacon, green onions, tomatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Chili Asiago Cheese Sauce:.
  2. Place the oil in a sauce pan on medium heat.
  3. Add the chili rub, garlic/shallots and cook until soft.
  4. Add the wine and cook until reduced by half.
  5. Add the chicken stock and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add the heavy cream, milk, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. With a mixer running on medium speed, add the roux, cheese and basil. (Make sure to add the roux a little at a time so that it will fully incorporate into the sauce.)
  7. Strain mixture.
  8. Chill until use.
  9. Chicken Pasta:.
  10. Heat sauté pan and add olive oil.
  11. Add bacon and chicken and cook until hot.
  12. Add sauce and mix well.
  13. Add pasta and mix well.
  14. Cook until fully heated.
  15. Place in serving dishes and top with tomatoes and green onions.
Most Helpful

Terrific and tastes just like Firebird's recipe! I did veer slightly from the recipe because I couldn't find Chile Rub so I used 1 envelope packet of Chipolte Chile powdered marinade (Kroger Brand) and 1 small bottle of Corky's BBQ Rub (together it ALMOST made 1/3 cup of rub. I may use less Chipolte and more Corky's next time since my hubby doesn't do too well with food that is spicy - even though I didn't find it overly spicy.
I omitted the chicken because my hubby doesn't like it and I served this beside steaks. I added almost a full bag of Hormels real bacon bits to the sauce once it was finished (found in the salad dressing aisle).
I found that this recipe made WAY more than 4 servings. I boiled 2 boxes of bowtie noodles and only used 1/2 of the sauce that was made (and I was VERY generous in the amount of sauce I added to the noodles).
Bottom line - I LOVED IT! Thanks! ............. **UPDATE** Since making this delicious recipe, I found that Firebirds actually posts their recipes (this one included) on their blog! Your's is almost identical! http://www.firebirdsrestaurants.com/blog/category/recipes/entrees/

G.I. Joe Girl October 31, 2012

Great recipe....cut a lot of steps out and had to modify amounts. It does have the flavor of Firebirds chicken pasta. Used half and half and skim milk to cut down on calories.

amyguzz66 April 10, 2010