Use code SIDECHEF for $10 off your first shoppable recipe order.
SideChef
 >  Recipes
 >  Lunch Recipes
RECIPE
16 INGREDIENTS10 STEPS40min

Southwest Chicken Pasta

5.0
4 Ratings
I really don’t know why I didn’t think of this pasta sooner. Perhaps because I so strongly associate pasta with Italian flavors. But friends! I urge you to release pasta from it’s bonds in tomato sauce and alfredo. It is equally at home surrounded by black beans, red peppers, and spicy red chili.
Southwest Chicken Pasta Recipe | SideChef
I really don’t know why I didn’t think of this pasta sooner. Perhaps because I so strongly associate pasta with Italian flavors. But friends! I urge you to release pasta from it’s bonds in tomato sauce and alfredo. It is equally at home surrounded by black beans, red peppers, and spicy red chili.
Save Time,
Shop Ingredients
Make grocery shopping easy! Add recipes to your cart, review your ingredients and checkout online with Walmart.
Pick Up From
Estimated Total: Estimated Total:
Fulfilled by
40min
Total Time
$4.52
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

US / METRIC
Servings:
2
Serves 2
1 Tbsp
Fajita Seasoning
3 Tbsp
Canola Oil
1/2
Yellow Onion , diced
1/2
1/2 cup
Canned Black Beans , rinsed, drained
2 ears
8 oz
Gemelli Pasta
to taste
Nonstick Cooking Spray
3/4 cup
Cream
1/2 Tbsp
Cayenne Pepper
1/4 tsp
Ground Cumin
1/4 tsp
1/2
Avocado , cut
Save Time,
Shop Ingredients
Make grocery shopping easy! Add recipes to your cart, review your ingredients and checkout online with Walmart.
Pick Up From
Estimated Total: Estimated Total:
Fulfilled by

Nutrition Per Serving

VIEW ALL
CALORIES
1387
FAT
66.6 g
PROTEIN
53.2 g
CARBS
160.9 g

Cooking Instructions

HIDE IMAGES
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Step 2
Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of the Canola Oil (3 Tbsp) in a small frying pan. Rub Tyson® Chicken Breasts (8 oz) on both sides with the Fajita Seasoning (1 Tbsp) and pan-fry until cooked through.
Step 3
Dice the Yellow Onion (1/2) and Red Bell Pepper (1/2) . Drain and rinse the Canned Black Beans (1/2 cup) . Cut the Avocado (1/2) into 1″ chunks. Slice the kernels off the the Sweet Corn (2 ears) .
Step 4
Remove cooked chicken to a cutting board and chop it roughly into bite-sized pieces. Place under another plate to keep warm and set aside.
Step 5
Slice the Yellow Corn Tortillas (2) into strips and place on a cookie sheet. Spray lightly with Nonstick Cooking Spray (to taste) and sprinkle with a bit of Salt (1/4 tsp) . Bake for 10-15 minutes until crisp and beginning to brown.
Step 6
Heat remaining canola oil in a large frying pan or skillet. Add onions and peppers and sauté over medium heat for 5-10 minutes until onions are tender and peppers are beginning to brown.
Step 7
While the onions and peppers cook, bring a large pot of water to a boil and add Gemelli Pasta (8 oz) , cooking to al dente.
Step 8
Add black beans and corn to the onion and pepper mixture and sauté for 2-3 minutes more.
Step 9
Reduce heat to low and add Cream (3/4 cup) , Cayenne Pepper (1/2 Tbsp) , Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp) and Ground Cumin (1/4 tsp) and mix well, allowing the mixture to simmer until the pasta is ready.
Step 10
Drain pasta and add to the sauce mixture. Add the chicken and mix well until all pasta is coated. Serve sprinkled with crisp tortilla strips and a few chunks of avocado.
ADD TO PLAN

Rate & Review

Tap to Rate:
Leave a comment
562 Saved
TOP
You're one smart cookie! 🍪
By using this site, you agree to the use of cookies by SideChef and our partners for analytics and personalized content. ACCEPT
Recipe Saved to My Saved Recipes VIEW
Save Time, Shop Ingredients
Love this recipe? Shop what you need with just one click. Get $10 off your first order with code SIDECHEF
Make cooking easy
Discover personalized recipes, organize your meal plans, shop ingredients, and cook with confidence alongside our FREE, step-by-step cooking app.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
1387
% Daily Value*
Fat
66.6 g
85%
Saturated Fat
24.2 g
121%
Trans Fat
1.2 g
--
Cholesterol
169.6 mg
57%
Carbohydrates
160.9 g
59%
Fiber
21.4 g
76%
Sugars
19.8 g
--
Protein
53.2 g
106%
Sodium
665.5 mg
29%
Vitamin D
1.5 µg
8%
Calcium
177.5 mg
14%
Iron
6.3 mg
35%
Potassium
574.4 mg
12%
Find Nearby Walmart Stores
Enter your zip code to find a Walmart near you.
Sorted by distance from