Chicken Fiesta Pasta

September 11, 2009 § Leave a comment

This recipe is originally from one of those Kraft magazines that you get in the mail a couple times a year. Usually I never bother to open it, but I’m glad I did this time.
I adapted it to make quite a bit more than was originally called for. (meals are usually cooked in my 14″ skillet)  My kids eat like rabid badgers, and the table is usually filled with 3 or 4 stray kids who “just happened to stop by” at the dinner hour. Feel free to cut the recipe in half to suit your familys needs.

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Here’s our ingredients, so let’s get started.

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3 C. rotini pasta, uncooked
1 T. oil
2 whole chicken breasts (which equals 4 halves) cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 C. chopped red bell pepper
1 C. chopped green bell pepper
1/2 C. italian dressing in a bottle
1 C. salsa (i used medium, but feel free to go with something that suits your taste)
1 T. chili powder
1/2 C. sour cream
1 C. shredded cheddar cheese (yes, I forgot to put the cheese in the photo..where is my head?)

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Cook pasta according to directions.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the chicken,  sprinking with the black pepper. Cook and stir for about 6 minutes.

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Add the peppers, italian dressing, and chili powder. Cook until chicken is cooked through, stirring frequently.

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Add the salsa and sour cream and heat through.

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Add your cooked and drained pasta to the pan, stir to mix thoroughly then sprinkle with the cheddar cheese, and serve.

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