Creamy Linguine Cilantro Chicken
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Creamy Linguine with Cilantro Chicken

This Creamy Linguine with Cilantro Chicken is a very delicious recipe if I may say so myself. A creamy pasta dish with a wonderful flavor combination of onion, red bell pepper, garlic and cilantro.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 2 people
Author: Marinka

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces chicken breast without skin
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cilantro
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 3 ounces linguine pasta
  • 4 ounces Just Jack cheese
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken in strips, wash the cilantro and chop it. Place chicken in a bowl and add chopped cilantro, with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and salt and pepper. Mix and refrigerate for a couple of hours or even overnight.
  • Slice the onion, cut the bell pepper in similar shape, mince the garlic and half the jalapeno pepper.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet and add the onion, bell pepper, garlic and half the jalapeno pepper; saute until just tender. Transfer vegetables to a bowl and keep warm.
  • Add chicken to skillet and saute over high heat until cooked through. Add chicken to bowl of vegetables and keep warm.
  • Cook pasta according to directions on the packaging until al dente and drain.
  • Add cream and the other half of jalapeno pepper to skillet and simmer for a few minutes. Grate Just Jack cheese and add to cream and allow to cheese to melt.
  • Add chicken/vegetables mixture to skillet. Discard both halves of Jalapeno pepper and add pasta to skillet. Toss to coat pasta with sauce.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 861kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 204mg | Sodium: 465mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 67% | Vitamin C: 106.8% | Calcium: 48.3% | Iron: 9.1%