Cheesy Chicken and Salsa Skillet Recipe -
Cheesy Chicken and Salsa Skillet Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Cheesy Chicken and Salsa Skillet

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"Chunks of chicken simmered in salsa with corn and green pepper are blended with cooked penne pasta then topped with shredded Mexican-style cheese."

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  • PREP

    30 mins

    30 mins


  1. Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  2. Meanwhile, heat large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 2 min. Stir in salsa, corn and peppers. Bring to boil. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 min. or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain pasta. Add to chicken mixture; mix lightly. Top with cheese. Remove from heat; cover. Let stand 1 min. or until cheese is melted.
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  • Nutritional info per serving: Calories 450 Total fat 9 g Saturated fat 4 g Cholesterol 85 mg Sodium 850 mg Carbohydrate 49 g Dietary fiber 6 g Sugars 5 g Protein 42 g Vitamin A 15 %DV Vitamin C 35 %DV Calcium 45 %DV Iron 15 %DV

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 21, 2012

This was a great meal. It was simple, quick and easy. the only difference that I made was I added some onion and some garlic with the chicken. I would make this again for my family!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 15, 2013

ok, kind of dry and bland


27 Ratings

Apr 30, 2012

Delicious dish. Good flavour. I had red, green, and yellow peppers so used 1/4 of each. Also used coloured rotini pasta. Easy to make, very tasty. 4 stars.

Mar 21, 2012

Quick & easy. Used shredded pepper jack, and farafalle because its what i had on hand.... and left the corn out. Leftovers were great for lunch the next day too!

Jun 07, 2013

I used two red peppers instead of one green and a homemade salsa. I did not try this myself but I heard that my family liked it--NO leftovers. This rewarms well.

Dec 16, 2012

So dang easy! The whole family loved it!

Jun 26, 2012

Loved it! I didn't have green peppers, so I used Mexicorn, but it turned out great!

Feb 27, 2015

Just made this for dinner - it's a big hit! Because of the reports of "blandness", I sprinkled the chicken with cumin and chili powder before sautéing. I did not have green pepper, but I did have diced jalapeños, so I added just a little for heat and flavor. This was so very easy! I will definitely make it again and again. Thank you for an easy, delicious and pretty healthy recipe.


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