Southwestern Chicken Pasta Bake

barbara lentz


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

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10 Min
20 Min
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8 oz
pasta of choice i used mini penne
boneless skinless chicken cut into small chunks
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
2 tsp
each ground cumin, coriander, and chili powder
1 tsp
smoked paprika
2 Tbsp
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
2 c
sharp cheddar cheese shredded
1/4 c
fresh cilantro chopped

How to Make Southwestern Chicken Pasta Bake


  • 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

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About Southwestern Chicken Pasta Bake

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

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