Chicken enchilada pasta

Lynnda Cloutier

By
@eatygourmet

Yummy cheese, succulent chicken and a rich enchilada sauce make this a taste treat from Old Mexico. source unknown


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Ingredients

one package dry jumbo shell macaroni, 12 ounces
three and three-quarter cups chopped green and/or red sweet peppers, three large
1 1/2 cups chopped red onions, three medium
one fresh jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
two cans enchilada sauce, 10 ounces each
one can refried beans, 16 ounces
one half of a 1.25 ounce envelope taco seasoning mix, 3 tablespoons
2 cups shredded mexican for cheese blend, 8 ounces
1 cup sliced green onions, eight
2 cups nacho flavor tortilla chips, crushed

Directions Step-By-Step

1
preheat oven to 350°. Cook jumbo shells according to package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water and drain again.
2
In a large skillet cook sweet peppers, red onions, and jalapeno pepper in hot oil over medium heat about five minutes or until tender. Stir in chicken, 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce, the refried beans, taco seasoning mix, and 1/4 teaspoons salt. Cook and stir for five minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese and 1/2 cup of the green onions.
3
Spread 1 cup of the remaining enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 3 quart rectangle or baking dish. Sprinkle 1 cup of chips over enchilada sauce. Spoon chicken mixture into cooked shell. Arrange the shells in the baking dish. Drizzle with the remaining enchilada sauce.
4
Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese, cook uncovered, about five minutes or until or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining green onions and remaining nacho chips. Serve with sour cream.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta, Tacos & Burritos
Regional Style: Mexican