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Southwestern Pasta

Annacia *


Easy to make and a ton of flavor. I think this is a keeper, I usually have everything on hand so it's always easy for me to toss together.


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15 Min
35 Min
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large sweet onions (about 2 1/4 lbs. total)
1 lb
chicken breast, cubed
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
chili powder
3/4 tsp
1 dash(es)
cayenne pepper
1 1/2 c
diced tomatoes
3/4 c
corn kernel, fresh or frozen
jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1 1/2 c
reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth
12 oz
fettuccine, cooked as package directs
6 oz
goat cheese, crumbled
1/3 c
cilantro, chopped

How to Make Southwestern Pasta


  • 1Peel sweet onions and cut into slices about 1/4-inch thick; separate slices into rings.
  • 2In a large deep skillet, heat olive oil over medium-low heat.

    Add onions, chicken, cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and golden, about 25 minutes.
  • 3Stir in the tomatoes, corn and chiles and cook 2 minutes longer.
  • 4Pour in the chicken stock and increase heat to high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 5Combine the sauce, cooked pasta, cilantro and goat cheese, stirring and tossing to soften the cheese.

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About Southwestern Pasta

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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