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Penne With Chicken in Creamy Pepper Jack Cheese Sauce Recipe

July 18th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 3slicesbacon
  2. 2boneless chicken breasts, halved lengthwise,and sliced to desired thickness
  3. 2tablespoonsbutter
  4. 1smallonion, diced
  5. 1/2red bell pepper, diced
  6. 2clovesgarlic, minced
  7. 1jalapeno pepper, chopped,and seeded if desired
  8. 3tablespoonsflour
  9. 3/4cupchicken broth
  10. 1/2cupmilk
  11. 1cup shreddedmonterey jack pepper cheese
  12. 1/4cupsour cream
  13. 1pinchcayenne
  14. penne pasta
  15. 3green onions, tops thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS

  1. Over medium heat, cook bacon until semi-crisp, reserving drippings.
  2. Drain bacon on paper towels and crumble when cool.
  3. Sauté sliced chicken in bacon drippings just until no longer pink.
  4. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. In the same skillet, add the butter and cook onion, peppers and garlic until just tender.
  6. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Add broth and milk.Cook and stir until bubbly.
  8. Stir in cheese and sour cream; then add the chicken and crumbled bacon to the sauce.
  9. Reheat, stirring to melt cheese, but do no allow to boil to avoid separation.If the sauce is too thick, add the remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth and/or a little more milk.
  10. Serve over cooked penne pasta and sprinkle with chopped green onions before serving.

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