Today, I'm serving up another yum-ified pasta.  However, this time I'm taking you South of the border by incorporating all of the delicious attributes of Chicken Enchiladas.  You'll love the punch of flavor and cheesy goodness that this Mexican favorite brings to your pasta dish.  

Chicken Enchilada Pasta
Total Time: 40 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes

What you'll need
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked & shredded
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 (10 ounce) can green chili enchilada sauce
1/2 cup red enchilada sauce
1 cup shredded cheese (I used colby & monterrey jack)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup uncooked Penne pasta

1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
2. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet.  Add onions and red pepper; cook for 3 to 5 minutes.  
3. Add garlic; cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes.  
4. Add cooked chicken, green chiles, cumin, chili powder, salt, & enchilada sauces.  Let sauce simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. 
5. Stir in cheese until it is melted and heated through.  
6. Reduce heat to low and stir in the sour cream.  Continue to stir until sour cream is well mixed and heated through.
7. Combine sauce with cooked pasta.  Mix well until pasta is evenly coated. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Pearls, Handcuffs & Happy Hour

02/16/2012 12:52

This sounds so amazing!!! :)

02/16/2012 18:37

I'm not gonna lie, it's pretty tasty. Now I just need you to use your brilliant cooking skills and find a way to make it healthy :)


Enchilada pasta?? I love this!!

02/16/2012 18:37

Me too! It's a combination of my two great food loves -- Mexican and Italian


Yum, it looks delicious! All your recipes look wonderful!

02/18/2012 11:51

Thanks Jennifer!

10/06/2012 07:34

This was the BEST recipe ever!!! :)


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