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Slow-Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Slow-Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 8

This slow-cooker pasta packed with Mexican-inspired flavors is cheesy, easy and sure to have everyone asking for seconds every time you make it. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
can (10 oz) Old El Paso™ mild enchilada sauce
1
package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix
1
package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/2
cup chopped onion
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ fire roasted diced tomatoes
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, cubed, softened
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
8
oz cavatappi pasta, cooked and drained as directed on package (about 3 cups)
Chopped fresh cilantro leaves, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix enchilada sauce, taco seasoning mix and chicken until chicken is coated.
  • 2
    Add onion, garlic, tomatoes and green chiles to slow cooker; mix well. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 3 1/2 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
  • 3
    Remove chicken from slow cooker, and transfer to cutting board; let stand about 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Meanwhile, stir cream cheese and Cheddar cheese into slow cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Stir thoroughly to incorporate.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, shred chicken with 2 forks; return to slow cooker, and stir in cooked pasta. Cover; cook on High heat setting 5 to 10 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with cilantro before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Cavatappi pasta is available in the pasta aisle of the grocery store. For a similar substitute, try penne or rotini pasta, which also are great for soaking up that delicious enchilada-flavored sauce.
  • Old El Paso™ enchilada sauce also comes in a hot variety, for those who prefer more spicy heat.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
12g
60%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
130mg
43%
Sodium
960mg
40%
Potassium
230mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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