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Spicy Chicken Linguine

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


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


  • 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


  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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