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Penne Rigate Recipes

Chicken Taco Pasta

Course
Main Dish
Servings
Makes 8 Servings
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cooking Time
15 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 box Dreamfields Penne Rigate
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 red bell pepper diced (1 cup)
  • 1 green bell pepper diced (1 cup)
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves pressed or finely minced
  • 1 cup corn (fresh, frozen or canned)
  • 1 cup black beans rinsed and drained (if canned)
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken breast (see notes)
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning prepared or homemade (see notes)
  • 1 cup restaurant-style salsa
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat or regular pepper-jack cheese (see notes)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Directions

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/4 cup cooking liquid before draining. Return pasta to pan; set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell peppers. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Cook about 8 minutes, stirring frequently, or until onion is soft and golden. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add corn and beans; cook about 1 minute or until heated through. Add cooked chicken and the taco seasoning; stir until well combined. Add salsa; stir to combine. If mixture is too dry, add reserved cooking liquid, a tablespoon at a time.
  3. Add chicken mixture to pan with pasta. Add cheese; toss until cheese is melted and completely mixed in. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired.

Note: If using store-bought taco seasoning, be aware that it might be higher in sodium; adjust salt accordingly. For a less spicy version, substitute Monterey Jack cheese for the Pepper-Jack. To save time, rotisserie chicken can be used.

Nutrition Facts

375 Calories

50g Carbohydrates

4g Saturated Fat

600mg Sodium

9g Fat

25g Protein

44mg Cholesterol

8g Dietary Fiber

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