Mexican Chicken Pasta

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Ingredients

12 oz Spaghetti
1 tbsp Olive oil extra-virgin
1 lb Chicken Breast boneless, skinless, cut into 1-inch pieces
Kosher Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1 Onion large sliced into half moons
2 Bell pepper sliced
1 tbsp Chili powder
1 tbsp Cumin ground
2 tsp Dried oregano
1 (15-oz) can Diced tomatoes fire-roasted
½ cup Chicken broth low-sodium
¾ cup Half-and-half
½ cup Cheddar cheese
For garnish:
Cilantro freshly chopped

Nutritional information

649
Calories
21g
Fat
183mg
Cholesterol
547mg
Sodium
64.1g
Carbohydrate
50.1g
Protein
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Mexican Chicken Pasta

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You would not believe how often my kids ask for this Mexican Chicken Pasta. They love it so much I think they would eat it every day if they could! What’s not to love? Cheesy chicken pasta always goes down a treat. I hold off on some of the chili when I cook it for my kids, but I add extra jalapeños to the adult helpings!

Start by cooking spaghetti in salted boiling water. As the pasta cooks, fry chicken until golden and add onion and bell peppers. Add spices and stir until coated. Stir in tomatoes, broth, and half-and-half and simmer until the sauce reduces slightly. Add the cooked spaghetti and toss until coated. Remove from the heat, add cheese, and stir until melted and creamy. Season to taste and garnish with cilantro before serving.

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Steps to make Mexican Chicken Pasta

1

Cook spaghetti

15

Bring salted water to a boil in a large saucepan. Once boiling, add spaghetti and cook according to the package directions until al dente. Once cooked, drain.

2

Heat oil

3

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

3

Cook chicken

6

Add 1 pound of chicken breasts. Season to taste with salt and pepper and cook for about 6 minutes, until golden brown.

4

Add onion and bell peppers

7

Add sliced onion and bell peppers to the pan. Cook while stirring for 5-7 minutes until soft.

5

Add spices

1

Add 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1 tablespoon of ground cumin, and 2 teaspoons of dried oregano and stir until coated.

6

Make sauce

3

Mix in 1 can of tomatoes, ½ cup of chicken broth, and ¾ cup of half-and-half. Simmer for about 3 minutes until slightly reduced.

7

Add pasta

1

Add the drained spaghetti to the sauce and toss until coated. Remove the pan from heat, add ½ a cup each of Cheddar and stir until creamy and melted.

8

Season

1

Season to taste with salt and pepper.

9

Serve

1

Serve bowls of this delicious pasta garnished with fresh cilantro.

This Mexican Chicken Pasta is a delicious, cheesy pasta with a kick of chili. If you try this tasty recipe, please come back to leave a comment below to let me know what you think.

Lilly is an enthusiastic and cheerful young mom. She knows as well as any parent that children can be really picky when it comes to food. And she’s had plenty of experience trying to cook meals that are both tasty and nutritious, and able to satisfy the tastes of a fussy kid right away! To save you some precious time, Lilly's going to share with you all the tricks she learned the hard way, so you don’t have to! She has a wealth of recipes for quick and easy meals for kids and families on a budget.

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Athina

Delicious pasta dish!

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