Southwestern Cheddar Chicken Pasta

Start with Ultimate Chicken Helper® and serve your family this delicious southwestern skillet for an easy and delicious dinner.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups hot water
1 1/4
cups milk
1
box Ultimate Chicken Helper™ Cheddar broccoli
1
cup Green Giant™ Steamers™ Niblets® frozen corn
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
2
cups cubed cooked chicken
1
large plum (Roma) tomato, seeded, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1
small lime, cut into 6 wedges
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, place hot water, milk, seasoning mix and uncooked pasta (from Ultimate Chicken Helper box). Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • 2 Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Stir in frozen corn, black beans and chicken. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 5 to 7 minutes longer or until pasta and vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. Stir in creamy Cheddar cheese sauce (from Ultimate Chicken Helper box) until well mixed; stir in tomato and 3 tablespoons of the cilantro. Cook until hot. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Expert Tips

Like it spicy? Add diced green chiles or some finely chopped jalapeño chile to kick up the heat.

Customize! Set out an assortment of favorite toppings, such as sliced green onions, sour cream, chopped avocado and sliced olives.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
750mg
750%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.