Italian food by way of the border… sounds like a delicious time to us! This Tex-Mex Alfredo brings the creaminess, the richness, and the savory flavor of a classic Chicken Alfredo pasta but with the spice, the zest, and the heat of Tex-Mex cuisine. The addition of Pepper Jack cheese adds a little extra heat to the succulent chicken, while cilantro brings a new level of fragrance. Tex-Mex Alfredo will be the new way you love to enjoy this familiar classic.

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Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package angel hair pasta
  • 1 1/2-2 pounds chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest, grated
  • 1/2 cup Pepper Jack cheese
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
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Directions

Step 1 –Cook the angel hair according to the package directions.

Step 2 –Drain the pasta.

Step 3 –Sprinkle the chicken with the garlic powder, the cilantro, and the cumin.

Step 4 –In a large nonstick skillet, cook and stir the chicken over medium heat until cooked through and no longer pink, about 6-8 minutes.

Step 5 –Transfer the chicken to a plate.

Step 6 –In the same skillet, melt the butter.

Step 7 –Stir in the heavy cream, the cream cheese, and the lime zest and cook until combined, about 4-6 minutes.

Step 8 –Stir in the Pepper Jack cheese until melted.

Step 9 –Add the chiles and the lime juice.

Step 10 –Return the chicken to the skillet and heat through.

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Step 11 –Toss the chicken mixture with the pasta.

Step 12 –Serve.