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Southwest Chicken and Pasta

Southwest Chicken and Pasta

"Colorful and full of flavor, this one-pot supper features broccoli, green pepper, chunks of chicken and corkscrew pasta simmered in a creamy sauce spiked with Pace® Picante. Fast, easy and satisfying, this dish is sure to become a favorite."
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25 m servings 568 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 568 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 90.2g
  • 29%
  • Protein:
  • 28.1 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 1005 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Add broccoli and pepper for last 4 minutes of cooking time. Drain.
  2. Mix soup, milk, salsa, chicken and pasta mixture in same saucepot. Heat through. Top with cheese.


  • Tip: For 1 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken, in medium saucepan over medium heat, in 4 cups boiling water, cook 3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cubed, 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

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Very good! Would rate a 4 1/2 if I could. Used Mini Fusilli pasta, which when I put the water on to boil, I added broccoli and diced red pepper to the water, and when the water boiled, I put in ...

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This was pretty good. Hubby really liked it. What I liked is that it is truely an easy to make, healthy, one pot recipe. I added 2 cubed bnls/skls chicken breasts in when I added the vegetab...

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Very good! Would rate a 4 1/2 if I could. Used Mini Fusilli pasta, which when I put the water on to boil, I added broccoli and diced red pepper to the water, and when the water boiled, I put in ...

Loved this. Also added canned corn, cooked black beans, and cumin after I had cooked up the cubed chicken. Layered pasta on the bottom, chicken & veggies on top, poured cream mixture on top & ...

This was good! I didn't change the ingredients, but I did change the way I cooked it. I used boneless chicken breasts that I cubed and then browned, and added the green pepper after the chicken ...

Very good! Loved the added veggies (kids thought there were a lot but they ate them). Husband and I thought it needed a bit more flavor. May try Rotel instead of salsa next time.

very good. my husband is a pasta salad fan and he liked this. :)

Great, easy starting point for a yummy dinner. I used penne pasta, hardly any cheese, and I baked it as others did.

really nice, I did what others did and only boiled the pasta and veg for 4 mins then drained. I cooked the diced chicken with a diced onion and 3 garlic cloves minced. Then mixed the pasta veg, ...

Wonderful!! I omitted the broccoli and decided to poach my chicken (makes for a more moister chicken). I used regular shredded sharp cheddar cheese and mixed it in at the end and let it melt a...

wow... I was running late making hubby lunch for work so I pulled this recipe up and had it fixed in no time... Hubby loved it and so did the kids. I doubled the sauce because we like lots and I...