Southwestern Chicken Pasta Bake

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barbara lentz

By
@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

Step-By-Step

1Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until it is almost done. Drain and set aside.
2Season 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.
3In 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.
4Place the skillet back on the heat and add the chicken, pasta, and cheese sauce. Cook until warmed through. Garnish with cilantro

About Southwestern Chicken Pasta Bake

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