Pasta With Chicken and Pepper-Cheese Sauce
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.
- Ready In:
- 8 ounces spaghetti or 8 ounces fettuccine
- 8 ounces boneless chicken breasts
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 - 1⁄2 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 1⁄8 - 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper
- 1⁄8 - 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 3⁄4 cup chicken broth
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup monterey jack cheese, grated
- 1⁄4 cup sour cream
- Cook pasta to package directions. Drain and keep warm.
- 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.
- 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.
- Add chicken to skillet. Cook and stir about 5 minutes until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Remove chicken to bowl with veggies.
- 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.
- Arrange pasta on individual plates or a large serving platter. Spoon the chicken mixture over pasta.
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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.