Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - Chicken Enchilada Pasta

I think I could put enchilada sauce on anything and like it. Cameron was an even bigger fan of this meal than I was. I lost count of how many times he told me it was "really good." Hope you enjoy it, too!

Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Photo and recipe found here.

2-3 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded {or shredded rotisserie chicken…I used the breasts}
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 {4 oz.} can diced green chiles
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
2 {10 oz.} cans green chili enchilada sauce
2/3 cups red enchilada sauce
2 cups shredded cheese {I used colby & monterrey jack}
1 cup sour cream
Penne pasta

Optional toppings

Green Onions
Black Olives
Sour Cream

Cook chicken, drain, and shred {or shred your rotisserie}. Meanwhile boil pasta according to package and chop the veggies. The most time consuming part of this recipe is the time spent chopping the veggies.

Heat the olive oil in a deep skillet and cook onions for about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic & red pepper and cook for another 3-5 minutes. 

Add cooked chicken, green chiles, cumin, chili powder, salt, & enchilada sauces. Let sauce simmer for about 8-10 minutes.

Add cheese and stir until the cheese is melted and heated through. Now toss in the sour cream, but whatever you do, DO NOT bring to a boil! Cook on low heat or the sour cream will curdle.  Stir until sour cream is well mixed and heated through.

Drain pasta & return to pot. Pour sauce over pasta and mix well. Serve and garnish with avocado, tomato, green onion, and a dollop of sour cream.


  1. Oh my, that looks and sounds amazing. I will have to make it. You know I love my Mexican food!

  2. Wow, enchilada PASTA?? Gah, I love enchiladas as it is-- but with pasta, YUM!! Looks DELICIOUS. Thanks for sharing :-)

  3. ooooohh girl, i can't wait to try this out! hey! i will be back in town thursday and thru next week...maybe we can find a day to get together!

  4. Yum! You always have the best recipes!

  5. this looks like the perfect dish for tonight's dinner. thanks for the idea :)

  6. anddddd this will be made for the beau asap! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Mmmm this looks delish!!! Thanks :)

  8. Yum this looks soo good.