chicken enchilada pasta

chicken enchilada pasta

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 2-3

    chicken breasts, cooked & shredded {or shredded rotisserie chicken…I used the breasts}

  • 2

    tbsp. olive oil

  • 2

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 1

    medium onion, diced

  • 1

    red pepper, diced

  • 1

    {4 oz.} can diced green chiles

  • ½

    tsp. salt

  • 2

    tsp. chili powder

  • 1

    tsp. cumin

  • 2

    {10 oz.} cans green chili enchilada sauce

  • cups red enchilada sauce

  • 2

    cups shredded cheese {I used colby & monterrey jack}

  • 1

    cup sour cream

  • Penne pasta

  • Optional toppings

  • Avocado

  • Green Onions

  • Black Olives

  • Tomatoes

  • Sour Cream

Directions

Cook chicken, drain, and shred {or shred your rotisserie}. Meanwhile boil pasta according to package and chop the veggies. The most time consuming part of this recipe is the time spent chopping the veggies. Y’all…it took like, 5 minutes ;) Heat the olive oil in a deep skillet and cook onions for about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic & red pepper and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Add cooked chicken, green chiles, cumin, chili powder, salt, & enchilada sauces. Let sauce simmer for about 8-10 minutes. Add cheese and stir until the cheese is melted and heated through. Now toss in the sour cream, but whatever you do, DO NOT bring to a boil! Cook on low heat or the sour cream will curdle. Gross. Stir until sour cream is well mixed and heated through. O.M.G. Just wait. It gets better. Drain pasta & return to pot. Pour sauce over pasta and mix well. Serve and garnish with avocado, tomato, green onion, and a dollop of sour cream. GET.OUT!!!! The absolute YUMMIEST thing I’ve put in my mouth. Hands down. It was like a symphony of flavors in my mouth, y’all. DANG GOOD!!! I’m usually not one for adding extra toppings {other than cheese} to my pasta, but now I can’t imagine eating it any other way! AMAZING!!! Pinky promise you’ll try this soon because I really don’t want you to miss out!!! Your taste buds will thank you…and so will your husband ;)


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