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Southwest Chicken Pasta
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16 INGREDIENTS • 10 STEPS • 40MINS

Southwest Chicken Pasta

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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.
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30 Pounds of Apples
I'm Kristi. I share recipes that encourage home cooks to support local farmers and have FUN with good food, friends, and family.
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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.
40MINS
Total Time
$4.42
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
2
US / Metric
Fajita Seasoning
1 Tbsp
Fajita Seasoning
Canola Oil
3 Tbsp
Canola Oil
Yellow Onion
1/2
Yellow Onion, diced
Red Bell Pepper
1/2
Canned Black Beans
2/3 cup
Canned Black Beans, rinsed, drained
Sweet Corn
2 ears
Gemelli Pasta
8 oz
Gemelli Pasta
Nonstick Cooking Spray
as needed
Nonstick Cooking Spray
Cream
3/4 cup
Cream
Cayenne Pepper
1/2 Tbsp
Cayenne Pepper
Ground Cumin
1/4 tsp
Ground Cumin
Salt
1/4 tsp
Avocado
1/2
Avocado, cut
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
1377
Fat
66.6 g
Protein
52.9 g
Carbs
158.3 g
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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 Boneless, Skinless 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 (2/3 cup). Cut the Avocado (1/2) into 1″ chunks. Slice the kernels off the the Sweet Corn (2 ears).
step 3 Dice the Yellow Onion (1/2) and Red Bell Pepper (1/2). Drain and rinse the Canned Black Beans (2/3 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 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 (as needed) and sprinkle with a bit of Salt (1/4 tsp). Bake for 10-15 minutes until crisp and beginning to brown.
step 5 Slice the Yellow Corn Tortillas (2) into strips and place on a cookie sheet. Spray lightly with Nonstick Cooking Spray (as needed) 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 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.
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.
Tags
American
Lunch
Shellfish-Free
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