Melissa Turner Recipe

Pasta Diablo (similar to Carlos O'kelly's)

By Melissa Turner Mlturner908

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Melissa's Story

Pasta Diablo is my favorite dish from Carlos O'kelly's and since they closed down in town here I had to get in the kitchen and figure out how to make it. This is my version.


3 c
fajita chicken meat, diced
6 Tbsp
1/2 c
diced onion
1/4 c
diced green pepper
4 clove
garlic minced
2 tsp
garlic powder
2 tsp
chicken base
2 c
heavy cream
1/2 c
sour cream
chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 box
tri color rotini pasta
2 c
monterey jack cheese, shredded
1/2 c
scallions (greens only)
fresh tomato, diced

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350. Cook pasta and set aside. Cook chicken, dice and set aside. In a blender puree heavy cream, sour cream, garlic powder, chicken base and peppers.
In a skillet melt butter, add onion and green pepper and cook until tender. Add minced garlic and cook for a few more minutes. Now add chicken and sauce let simmer for about 5 mins. Season with salt if needed. (you can thicken sauce with a slurry of cornstarch and water, if desired.)
Add chicken and sauce to cooked pasta, mix well. Pour into a casserole dish and top with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, about 20 mins. Remove from oven, garnish with diced tomatoes and scallions.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Mexican

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Dawn T shaydee
Jan 5, 2015
Thank you!
Jan 5, 2015 - Melissa Turner shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
Melissa Turner Mlturner908
Jan 5, 2015
In your grocery store's ethnic food isle. It's a very small can of peppers. I'll add a photo. Hope you enjoy.
Dawn T shaydee
Jan 5, 2015
What/where do you find "chipotle peppers in adobo sauce "? Can't wait to try this, it's my son's favorite!
Stacy Andrews annabella26
Aug 6, 2014
Excited to make this! It's also ny favorite thing from Carlos O'Kelly's, I'm still lucky we have 2 locations in my area, but they have since raised the prices over the last year :( So thank you in adavnce for tinkering with this :)