Cheesy Grilled Chicken Rasta Pasta, a spicy comforting pasta dish with island appeal!
My family and I have been fortune enough to take two vacations this year.
The kids went on their first cruise through the Caribbean this spring, and we just returned home from a trip to Hawaii celebrating my parents 60th wedding anniversary!
Along with family time, playing in the sand, and some thrill-seeking adventures, the food is what I really enjoy on vacations like this. Tropical flavors from the South Pacific and the Caribbean has been on my mind for months now, and I just can’t seem to get enough of them!
Today’s Grilled Chicken Rasta Pasta recipe is a nod to the melting-pot of seasoning you find in the Caribbean islands. It’s comfort food with a punch wow-factor!
It’s a dazzling summertime meal like this that makes the most of grill season, summer produce, and creamy dreamy Borden® Cheese.
To Make Grilled Chicken Rasta Pasta
Rub chicken with curry powder, allspice, thyme, and garlic. Then grill the chicken, onions, and bell peppers to achieve a smoky essence before adding it to the pasta.
Boil pasta in salted water, then add green beans to blanche in the pasta water.
In the same pan, sauté garlic and habanero peppers. Then add the pasta and green beans back to the pan with a little cream, reserved pasta water, and shredded Borden® Mexican Cheese Shreds!
Next stir in the grilled chicken, peppers, and onions.
Stir until the liquid and cheese form a creamy sauce!
The spices on the chicken mix with the sauce and create a lovely Caribbean island taste. Yet it’s the cheese that really makes this Grilled Chicken Rasta Pasta amazing! Borden® Cheese transforms all our favorite recipes into something truly memorable, because with Borden® Cheese, love is always an ingredient.
I used Borden® Four Cheese Mexican Shreds with cheddar, monterey jack, asadero, and queso blanco cheeses. The combination of these fabulous cheeses creates a rich nutty base that accentuates the spices in the sauce, as well as the grilled smoky flavor of the chicken, onions, and peppers.
Plus, Borden® Cheese Shreds melt so well, I don’t need to spend time grating cheese myself.
If you’re needing a dose of island comfort food, give our Grilled Chicken Rasta Pasta a try.
The rich cheesy goodness and punch of island spice will have you humming reggae tunes all evening!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Borden® Cheese. All opinions are our own.
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