Pasta With Chicken and Pepper-Cheese Sauce

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

Found this recipe few years ago in a BH cookbook. The variety of peppers add a nice kick and the creamy monterey cheese sauce provide the perfect balance.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta to package directions. Drain and keep warm.
  2. Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces. In small mixing bowl combine 1 tablespoons flour, salt, and red, white and black pepper. Toss flour mixture with chicken to coat. Set aside.
  3. In large skillet over medium-high heat heat oil (add more oil as necessary during cooking.) Add red bell pepper, onion, jalapeno and garlic; cook and stir until tender. Remove veggies with slotted spoon to seperate bowl; set aside.
  4. Add chicken to skillet. Cook and stir about 5 minutes until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Remove chicken to bowl with veggies.
  5. Stir 2 tablespoons four into drippings in skillet. Add chicken broth, milk and worcestershire. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add monterey jack, stir until cheese melts. Stir 1 cup of the hot mixture into sour cream; return all of sour cream mixture to skillet. Stir in the chicken and veggies. Cook until heated through being carefully not to boil mixture.
  6. Arrange pasta on individual plates or a large serving platter. Spoon the chicken mixture over pasta.


Most Helpful

Adored the jalapeno pepper. That so reminded me that DH's usual canned pasta with a big douse of black pepper does NOT equate to cooking.

gailanng October 20, 2011

This is a great dish! My hubby usually makes it and complains it is a little bit of a hassle but as long as you have all your stuff chopped and measured out beforehand it really isn't too bad. I love the flavors and the kick to it!

CulinaryExplorer December 19, 2007

This is a great dish that everyone loved. Don't let the spicy scare you off, it's not too hot. I used probably 4 times the amount of flour/salt/pepper mixture to coat the chicken, which would be if your taste ran to a decently thick coating. The amount given would provide a lighter coat. My husband really loved it,too.

tinajoebob July 16, 2007

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