Spicy Shrimp and Chicken Pasta (Like Carino's)

35 mins (prep 15, cooking 20)
13 ingredients
6-8 servings
This is my FAVORITE dish at Johnny Carino's in my town and this is my rendition of the recipe. My husband says it tastes exactly like theirs. I have played around with how much cayenne pepper to put in this dish because the recipe I found originally just said "to taste". For me, one teaspoon is too mild, but two teaspoons is pretty spicy. I'd put some in and do a taste test before you add more. The original recipe was in Denver's Rocky Mountain News, but I have modified it to our tastes, including leaving out the green onion and increasing the amount of the sauce. Also, the original recipe said it served 4, but we have no problem getting 6-8 servings of this. I serve it with a tossed salad and my Crusty Italian Garlic Bread.

Categories:  <-60-mins , pasta,-rice-and-grains , chicken-breast , poultry , shrimp , pasta , penne , time-to-make , chicken , easy , main-dish , shellfish , seafood , meat ,
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Serving Size (239.46 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 523.52 Calories from Fat 459.27
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51.03g 471.06%
Saturated Fat 31.3g 939.03%
Trans Fat 0.25g %
Cholesterol 205.56mg 411.13%
Sodium 115.52mg 28.88%
Total Carbohydrate 6.38g 12.75%
Dietary Fiber 0.85 g 20.32%
Sugars 5.33 g %
Protein 12.63g 151.51%
Vitamin A 2313.11IU% Vitamin C 8.9mg%
Calcium 86.31mg% Iron 0.56mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium raw shrimp, salt and pepper, romano cheese, dry penne pasta