Spicy Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Spicy Chicken and Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Lasso bold southwestern flavor for this pasta dish with preseasoned frozen chicken strips, canned green chiles, and taco-flavored cheese.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

5

(1

8
oz. (3 1/2 cups) uncooked bow tie pasta (farfalle)
1
cup mayonnaise
1
(4.5-oz.) can Old El Paso® Chopped Green Chiles
1
(9-oz.) pkg. frozen southwestern-flavored cooked chicken breast strips, thawed, cut into bite-sized pieces
2
medium tomatoes, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
2
oz. (1/2 cup) shredded taco-flavored cheese blend
3
medium green onions, sliced (about 1/4 cup)
  1. Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, in large serving bowl, combine mayonnaise and green chiles; mix well. Add chicken, tomatoes, bell pepper and cheese.
  3. Add cooked pasta to chicken mixture; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time. Sprinkle with green onions.
Makes 5 (1 1/3-cup) servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Ingredient Substitution
Look for southwest-seasoned mayonnaise or salsa ranch salad dressing to add extra “kick” to this pasta dish.
Healthy Hint
Reduce the fat in this recipe by using reduced-fat mayonnaise instead of regular mayonnaise. You’ll save yourself about 19 grams of fat per serving.
Kitchen Tip
If you enjoy your food really hot and spicy, add 1 chopped fresh jalapeño chile.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 1/3 Cups)
  • Calories 655
    • (Calories from Fat 380),
  • Total Fat 42g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,),
  • Cholesterol 80mg;
  • Sodium 830mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 43g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 26g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 2 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 6 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.