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One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta

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Eva Amurri shares her One Pot Chicken Enchilada Pasta Recipe

Quick and easy family meals are a must in our house. Weekdays can get really hectic for us, and I love a one-pot meal that we can cook quickly– or even earlier in the day!– and then easily reheat or save for leftovers. The other winner in our house is pasta. LOL. I would say it’s because we’re an Italian family, but I’m pretty sure pasta reigns supreme in any household with small kids! Since you guys loved my one-pot creamy sausage rigatoni, I thought you’d also like this recipe: One Pot Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta! This dish takes all the flavors of yummy and comforting enchiladas and mixes it with super easy and crowd-pleasing pasta.

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I’ll be fully transparent and tell you that my picky eater, Major, does NOT like this dish, but he’s the only one in the whole family. He’s a plain pasta kinda guy if that gives you any kind of context. Ha! But Marlowe and Mateo scarf this down always and ask for seconds. And I personally LOVE this too! I always make extra and then save some to eat over greens with some sliced avocado for lunch the next day. The cilantro and squeeze of lime are optional in this recipe, but don’t leave them out! They really brighten the dish. Let me know how you like this recipe if you try it!

Ingredients…
One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Step 1:

Heat, Boil, Simmer

Add shells, diced tomatoes, water, white onions, enchilada sauce, and chili powder to a 4-quart pan and heat to a boil. When it starts to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.

Step 2:

Add remaining ingredients and simmer

Stir in beans, corn, and chicken and continue to simmer for another 2 minutes.

Step 3:

Remove from Heat and Garnish

Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with green onions, cilantro, lime juice, and sour cream if you wish!

 

Eva Amurri shares her One Pot Chicken Enchilada Pasta Recipe

One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta

This One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta is such a go-to weekday meal option for the family. Everything is cooked in one pot making the cooking process less daunting. It is even delicious warmed up the next day!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Servings 8 servings
Calories 503 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Stove
  • 1 4 quart pot

Ingredients

  • 1 box medium shell pasta
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 10 oz Old El Paso Mild Enchilada Sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 15 oz black beans, drained
  • 11 oz whole kernal sweet corn
  • 2 cups rotissiere chicken , chopped
  • 2 cups mexican cheese, shredded
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • Add shells, diced tomatoes, water, white onions, enchilada sauce, and chili powder to a 4-quart pan and heat to a boil. When it starts to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  • Stir in beans, corn, and chicken and continue to simmer for another 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with green onions, cilantro, lime juice, and sour cream if you wish.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 503 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 591mg26%
Potassium 591mg17%
Carbohydrates 69g23%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 804IU16%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 237mg24%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Black Beans, Cheese, Chicken, Corn, Green Onion, Pasta, Tomato
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Eva Amurri shares her One Pot Chicken Enchilada Pasta Recipe


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  1. Ashley says:

    I would love to print this recipe as it looks really yummy, but when I click on “print recipe” it just re-opens your home page. Can you please possibly email me a printable of the recipe and/or fix the “print recipe” link?
    Thank you!

    04.22.22 Reply