Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Chicken Enchilada Pasta

2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 medium onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
4-ounce can diced green chilies
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
2 (10-oz) cans green chili enchilada sauce
2/3 cup red enchilada sauce
1 can sliced black olives
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
16 oz box. penne pasta

1.Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta until tender.
2.While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet and add the onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes until onion is translucent. Add the garlic and red pepper and cook for another 2 minutes, until pepper is barely tender. Add the cooked chicken, green chilies, spices, enchilada sauces and olives. Let the sauce simmer for about 8-10 minutes.

3.Add the sour cream and cheese and heat through, until the cheese is melted (but don’t boil!). Pour the pasta into the sauce and mix well.

4. Garnish with extra sour cream, cheese, diced tomatoes, and green onions .


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  3. This looks soooo yummy! We love pasta and especially love Mexican food - I know my crew would love this!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I look forward to learning more from you!

    Susan www.ugogrrl.com

  4. We ate this for dinner last night and it was yummy! If Ty didn't live with such wimps he would have made it spicier! Thanks for the great ideas!!!

  5. ha ha glad you liked it megan. I am glad that my kids eat spicy we make everything spicy :) It it a yummy one :)

  6. Oh this sounds so different. Thanks for sharing!

    *I dont know if you saw my reply, to your question about how many recipes you can share on Made it on Monday..... You can link up a total of (3) per week. (Wed.-Sat.)

    And it looks as if you have plenty to choose from. :) Glad you found us, we are glad to have you!

  7. Saw this @ Made it on Monday...
    Great idea that combines two things we love here: pasta & Mexican. Adding to my "to try" list!

  8. I do think it would! Just be careful to not cook your pasta quite as long so it doesn't get mushy.


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