Cheesecake Factory Copycat Chicken Chipotle Pasta Recipe

This chipotle chicken pasta packs a little spicy kick and mixes the most delicious flavors together in a creamy sauce. It's a simple pasta recipe that is a pretty good Cheesecake Factory Copycat. This recipe will become a family favorite for those weeknight meals.

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Cheesecake Factory Copycat Chicken Chipotle Pasta Recipe

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As much as we want to, we can't go to the Cheesecake Factory every night. The menu is HUGE and I always find myself overwhelmed by the choices, but one thing is true, this chipotle chicken pasta recipe is a menu favorite. Once you learn how to make it at home, it's going to be a game changer for you!

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Recipe variations you can easily make

Swap out the chicken for sausage or shrimp instead. Shrimp will require less cooking time, so adjust accordingly. If you want to make this a vegetarian dish, you can leave out the meat altogether.

This pasta dish calls for penne pasta, but you can use whatever pasta you have on hand. I've made it with fettucini noodles before even! You can use a gluten-free pasta instead too.

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Yield: 6
Chipotle Chicken Pasta

Chipotle Chicken Pasta

Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 25 min Total time: 35 M
This Cheesecake Factory favorite will now be something you can enjoy on a weeknight at home. Pasta with veggies and peppers tossed in a creamy chipotle sauce


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast cut into small chunks
  • 16 oz Penne pasta
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 TBSP. chipotle pepper sauce - you can get this from canned adobo peppers
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus – thinner is best
  • 6 ounces shredded parmesan cheese
  • Optional: cilantro and tortilla chip strips to garnish
ingredients for chicken chipotle pasta


    cut peppers and onions
  1. In a large pot boil water. Once boiling add the asparagus and boil for 2-3 minutes. Remove it from the pot and rinse it with cold water through a strainer to stop the cooking process.
  2. Using that same pot of boiling water, add the pasta to a and cook until al-dente.
  3. In a small bowl add the chicken, lemon juice, salt and pepper and let sit as the other items are cooking.
  4. In a large skillet add the butter and melt on medium heat.
  5. In the skillet add the bell peppers and onions and cook until translucent
  6. Add in the garlic and cook another minute.
  7. Remove the vegetables from the skillet and add in the olive oil.
  8. Toss the chicken in the pan and brown the chicken on medium-high.
  9. Add in the honey with the chicken and stir, cooking for about 5 seconds
  10. Add the bell pepper and onion mixture back to the pan
  11. Stir well, and then add in the heavy cream, adobo sauce, and Parmesan cheese. Cook for 3-4 minutes
  12. Add in the pasta, frozen peas, and asparagus
  13. Toss everything well to coat with the cream sauce.
  14. Cheesecake Factory garnishes this dish with cilantro and tortilla strips. Optional.
  15. Enjoy!
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