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!

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.

Dec 23, 2014

Really tasty. I served blue tortilla chips as a side and my family really liked it.

Dec 20, 2014

Wonderful, it's almost a 'one-dish' meal!

Sep 08, 2014

Tasty, simple & easy! Few changes: added garlic & onion to chicken; added leftover homemade salsa, fresh cilantro, fresh squeezed lime, black beans and sour cream to the sauce. Super filling and not too bad for ya either! Served over jasmine rice (pic added) because we're really not a pasta family) but next time will definitely make with the pasta! Great find! Even the teens wolfed it down!


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