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Spicy Chicken Linguine

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

Updated: Jan. 21, 2023
Our state is famous for its green chiles. Naturally, my husband and I included them in this linguine dish we invented. The sauce is also excellent with spaghetti or fettuccine noodles. All of our five children love it. —Tracy Haroldson, Aztec, New Mexico

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 12 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chiles

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, garlic powder and pepper until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; add cheeses. Cook and stir for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  2. Meanwhile, cook linguine according to package directions. Add chicken and chiles to cheese sauce; cook 5 minutes longer or until heated through. Drain linguine; top with chicken mixture.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 675 calories, 34g fat (19g saturated fat), 148mg cholesterol, 604mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 40g protein.

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