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Southwestern Chicken Pasta Salad

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Southwestern Chicken Pasta Salad
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6
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Dinner ready in 30 minutes! Enjoy this delicious pasta salad flavored with Old El Paso® salsa and made using chicken and corn - perfect for a Southwestern meal.
Updated Oct 20, 2016

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. (2 cups) uncooked rainbow rotini (spiral pasta)
  • 1 (9-oz.) pkg. frozen southwestern-flavored cooked chicken breast strips, thawed, diced
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 (11-oz.) can whole kernel sweet corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 4 oz. (1 cup) finely shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
  • 1 (11-oz.) pkg. torn romaine and iceberg lettuce blend (6 cups)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

  • 1
    Cook and drain rotini as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix chicken, avocado, tomato, corn, onions and cheese. In small bowl, mix mayonnaise and salsa.
  • 3
    Add rotini to salad; stir gently to mix. Add mayonnaise mixture to salad; toss to coat. Arrange lettuce blend on individual plates. Spoon salad over lettuce. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition

565 Calories, 36g Total Fat, 25g Protein, 40g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
565
Calories from Fat
325
Total Fat
36g
55%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
775mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
7g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
24%
24%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
16%
16%
Iron
18%
18%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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