Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free pasta in this dish.


"Everything you see I owe to spaghetti."
- Sophia Loren, Actress

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Poblanos are a great choice for people who like spicy food that's not too spicy. Roasting them mellows the spiciness a bit and the creamy sauce works great with the savory chicken thighs and sweet peas.


Pasta with Chicken and Creamy Poblano Sauce

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 4 ounces chicken and 2 ounces pasta

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This recipe makes good leftovers. Reheat gently.

1 medium poblano pepper
2 tsp olive oil (divided)
8 ounces boneless skinless chicken thighs (cubed)
1 small onion (diced)
1/2 tsp cumin
1 cup water
1/8 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 ounce semi-soft goat cheese
4 quarts water
4 ounces whole wheat or gluten-free linguine
1 cup frozen peas (thawed)

Place the poblano in the oven and set the temperature to 325°F. Let it roast for 20 minutes. Remove and place in a paper bag. When cool, peel, seed, and dice.

Place 1 teaspoon of the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for about 8 minutes. Remove to an oven proof bowl and set in the cooling oven to keep warm.

Add 1 teaspoon of the olive oil to the pan and then the onions. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the peppers, cumin, water, salt and pepper. Cook for about 20 minutes until reduced by half.

Using a blender or mini-chopper, puree the pepper & onion mixture. Return it to the pan and add the goat cheese. Whisk it in as it melts until the sauce is smooth. Reduce the heat to low.

Place the 4 quarts water in a large stock pot over high heat. When boiling add the linguine and cook until tender (about 10 to 15 minutes).

When the pasta is done, drain and add to the sauce with the chicken and peas. Toss well and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces chicken and 2 ounces pasta

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 531 Calories from Fat 133
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14g 25%
    Saturated Fat 5g 18%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 105mg 36%
Sodium 477mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 63g 20%
    Dietary Fiber 12g 41%
    Sugars 9g
Protein 39g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 207%
Calcium 11% Iron 34%
Vitamin K 32 mcg Potassium 873 mg
Magnesium 155 mg