Southwestern Chicken Pasta Bake

barbara lentz

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@blentz8

Southwestern flavors in an easy chicken skillet dish. Great week night meal


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

8 oz
pasta of choice i used mini penne
2
boneless skinless chicken cut into small chunks
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
pepper
2 tsp
each ground cumin, coriander, and chili powder
1 tsp
smoked paprika
2 Tbsp
oil
1 medium
onion chopped
2 clove
garlic minced
1 small
jalapeno seeded and chopped
1/2 c
white wine
2 Tbsp
each flour and butter
1 1/2 c
milk
2 c
sharp cheddar cheese shredded
1/4 c
fresh cilantro chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until it is almost done. Drain and set aside.
2
Season the chicken with the salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, chili powder and smoked paprika. Add oil to large skillet and cook the chicken about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon. Add the onion garlic and jalapeno and cook until softened. Add the wine and deglaze the pan and let most evaporate. Remove from heat.
3
In another pan mix the butter and flour and make a roux. Slowly add the milk and cook until thickened.Add the cheese and let the cheese melt.
4
Place the skillet back on the heat and add the chicken, pasta, and cheese sauce. Cook until warmed through. Garnish with cilantro

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southwestern