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Blackened Chicken Penne

Blackened Chicken Penne

with Charred Poblano and Monterey Jack Cheese

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This pasta may break the rules, but it does so deliciously: instead of going the traditional Italian route, our chefs opted to mix things up with a jumble of Southwestern flavors. The pre-cut chicken strips get seasoned with blackening seasoning and are tossed in the pan until they’re perfectly smoky and savory. Some poblano pepper and diced tomato add texture and more unconventional flair, while the Monterey Jack cheese sauce brings supreme creaminess to the penne.


Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time25 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit

Poblano Pepper

2 unit


2 clove


1 unit

Roma Tomato

10 ounce

Chicken Breast Strips

1 tablespoon

Blackening Spice

6 ounce

Penne Pasta


4 tablespoon

Cream Cheese


¼ cup

Monterey Jack Cheese


Not included in your delivery

1 tablespoon

Olive Oil

2 tablespoon





Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3389 kJ
Calories810 kcal
Fat40 g
Saturated Fat18 g
Carbohydrate80 g
Sugar8 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein41 g
Cholesterol180 mg
Sodium270 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Large Pot
Large Bowl
Paper Towel
Large Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Prep Veggies
Prep Veggies

Wash and dry all produce. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Core and seed poblano, then dice into ½-inch pieces. Trim, then thinly slice scallions, separating greens and whites. Thinly slice garlic. Core and finely chop tomato.

Season Chicken
Season Chicken

Pat chicken dry with a paper towel. Place in a large bowl with a large drizzle of olive oil, Blackening Spice, and a few big pinches of salt. Toss to coat.

Cook Pasta
Cook Pasta

Once water boils, add penne to pot. Cook until al dente, 11-13 minutes. Scoop out and reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water (this’ll help thicken the sauce), then drain and set aside.

Cook Chicken and Veggies
Cook Chicken and Veggies

Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add poblano and a pinch of salt. Cook, without disturbing, until beginning to char, about 3 minutes. Add chicken and cook, tossing occasionally, until no longer pink throughout, 3-5 minutes. Stir in scallion whites and garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in half the tomato and a pinch of salt.

Toss Pasta
Toss Pasta

Reduce heat under pan to medium low. Whisk in cream cheese and ⅓ cup pasta cooking water until thoroughly combined. Turn off heat. Add penne, Monterey Jack cheese, and 2 TBSP butter. Stir until butter melts and a smooth sauce forms. (TIP: Add more pasta water if sauce seems dry.) Season with salt and pepper.

Finish and Serve
Finish and Serve

Divide pasta between bowls or plates. Garnish with scallion greens and remaining tomato. (TIP: If you like things spicy, top with a few cracks of fresh black pepper.)