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One-Pot Green Chile Chicken Pasta

one-pot green chile chicken pasta Entree
One-Pot Green Chile Chicken Pasta
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6

This delicious, cheesy green chile pasta comes together in one pot and is perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2
cup chopped onion
1
teaspoon chopped garlic
3 1/2
cups water
1/2
cup medium green salsa verde (from 16-oz jar)
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
8
oz uncooked penne pasta (about 2 1/2 cups)
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
4
oz cream cheese, cubed (from 8-oz package)
1
cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
2
cups chopped cooked chicken
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Diced tomatoes, sliced green onion, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tender and starting to brown. Stir in garlic; cook about 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  • 2
    Add water, salsa verde, green chiles, uncooked pasta and taco seasoning mix; heat to simmering. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook uncovered 13 to 18 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid has been absorbed.
  • 3
    Stir in cream cheese and 3/4 cup of the shredded cheese until melted. Stir in chicken; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until heated through. Top with remaining 1/4 cup shredded cheese, the cilantro, tomatoes and green onion before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Green salsa verde varies in heat level, so select a mild variety for a less spicy version.
  • Leftover cooked chicken works great in this recipe, as does chopped deli rotisserie chicken.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
75mg
26%
Sodium
820mg
34%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
3g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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