Cheesy Chicken Pepper Pasta

Cheesy Chicken Pepper Pasta

Heidi Waun 0

"A pasta recipe that incorporates chicken, red peppers, and a creamy garlic cheese sauce. One of my successful kitchen experiments!"

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 654 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 654 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 35.2 g
  • 54%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.6g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 36.4 g
  • 73%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 123 mg
  • 41%
  • Sodium:
  • 504 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm olive oil and add chicken; saute until it begins to turn golden brown. Add red bell peppers and cook until they become limp; cover and simmer.
  2. In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine milk, butter, cheese and garlic; stir constantly for about 10 minutes to avoid burning. Sauce should now have a thickened sauce-like consistency; if not, add cornstarch in 1 teaspoon increments until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  4. Once the sauce is complete, combine it with the chicken and peppers mixture; add garlic powder to taste.
  5. Pour sauce over hot pasta; serve.
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  1. 36 Ratings


THIS RECIPE IS SUPER!! For those of you who had "chunks" in your sauce, the secret is to heat over med heat, use SHREDDED muenster cheese (or shred it yourself) and STIR CONSTANTLY! I did have to thicken with a tsp of cornstarch. To avoid the "lack of taste" complaint, when frying the chicken, I diced half an onion and threw in a minced garlic clove. Along with sauting the red bell peppers, I also threw in some fresh sliced mushrooms and seasoned it all with 1 tsp garlic powder (and used another tsp of garlic powder in the sauce). This recipe really delivers if you can master it. It's really not difficult but you have to pay attention to the sauce. Serve with a tossed salad and breadsticks to soak up the sauce and you have a great meal. I received praise from my entire family! Thank you Heidi for being so inventive and sharing this recipe!


This was excellent! Not to mention it made a ton of food...I changed it up a bit, added green pepper, onion, and zuchinni, two cloves of garlic instead of one, (with no garlic powder) and only used half as much cheese as the recipe called for. I also used sharp cheddar instead of muenster. It was still plenty cheesy, though. I also used 1% milk. I think these changes didn't affect the taste one bit and made it a little healthier. I did need to add the cornstarch, and used angel hair instead of linguine. Fabulous, will definitely be making it again!


I was disappointed with the outcome of this recipe. Perhaps it was because I could not obtain shredded muenster cheese and had to break slices of it up into the sauce mixture. The sauce turned out lumpy instead of smooth (is that normal?), and the taste was very bland. Even after adding lots of garlic powder, the taste was still mediocre. It also seemed awkward over linguine to me. Perhaps over a wild rice would be more appropriate? The sauce mixture took far longer than 10 minutes to thicken even after adding corn starch. The chicken and pepper combination was tasty, but I felt like the recipe was missing an ingredient...possibly onions or more clove garlic...something to add a little more flavor. I prepared a small portion, and I didn't finish it. It was also difficult to stir the sauce mixture (which could very easily burn or stick to your pan), the chicken and pepper mixture, and monitor the boiling linguine all at once. Overall, not worth the hassle, in my opinion.