Spicy Shrimp and Chicken Pasta (Like Carino's)

"This is my FAVORITE dish at Johnny Carino's in my town and this is my rendition of the recipe. My husband says it tastes exactly like theirs. I have played around with how much cayenne pepper to put in this dish because the recipe I found originally just said "to taste". For me, one teaspoon is too mild, but two teaspoons is pretty spicy. I'd put some in and do a taste test before you add more. The original recipe was in Denver's Rocky Mountain News, but I have modified it to our tastes, including leaving out the green onion and increasing the amount of the sauce. Also, the original recipe said it served 4, but we have no problem getting 6-8 servings of this. I serve it with a tossed salad and my Recipe #281657."
Spicy Shrimp and Chicken Pasta (Like Carino's) created by Janell H.
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  • Season and grill the chicken breasts until done. Cool and slice into bite sized pieces.
  • Add butter to a large sauté pan on medium heat.
  • Once butter is melted, add the shrimp, sliced chicken, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  • Saute mixture until shrimp and mushrooms are cooked.
  • Add the cream, Romano cheese and cayenne pepper. Let cream reduce by half while stirring frequently.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta al dente according to package directions; drain excess water.
  • Toss cooked pasta with contents of sauté pan. Serve.

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  1. Elizabeth D.
    My Husband had been asking for this, he had it at Carino’s and wanted me to try making it. This recipe was to the point and simple! Thank you for that, I loved it and so did my Husband!
  2. Toni H.
    Yumm,yumm,yumm,,,my favorite..
  3. Dutch B.
    I loved it and so did my roomies. Read comments and took it all in. Here is what I did different. I live in California and we tend to eat spicy so I added a Serrano chili thinly sliced thrown in with the butter. Did everything the same till serving. Someone recommended green onion, excellent idea and I had home grown tomatoes which I put on top. Excellent! Someone else said it did not heat up very well the next day.... Just zap it for one minute stir then one more minute and perfection. I too aded more shrimp and a little less chicken. Make it to your taste you will love it. PS: I always shave my own cheese, that way you know what you are getting. Ciao!
  4. EDWARD G.
    It was good, my kids love it, and so do me and my wife, since they closed down Johnny’s here in Grand Prairie to..
  5. Janell H.
    Spicy Shrimp and Chicken Pasta (Like Carino's) Created by Janell H.



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