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One-Pot Green Chile Chicken Pasta

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.
Updated May 31, 2018
Make With
Make With
Old El Paso

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

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
180
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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