Black Bean and Corn Pasta with Chicken
Great quick dinner, perfect for summer corn leftovers. Two ears of corn yield one cup of kernels. Top with shredded cheese.
Great quick dinner, perfect for summer corn leftovers. Two ears of corn yield one cup of kernels. Top with shredded cheese.
After reading other reviews I knew this recipe was in need of flavor so I used Mrs. Dash's Southwest Chipotle seasoning on my chicken. I also added onion and cilantro to the beans, tomatoes, and corn. Since this recipe has southwest flavor going on I put it on flour tortillas and sprinkled a little mexican cheese on top. It was delicious!! My husband loved it and there were still left overs for the next day. I know this recipe will be made frequently at our house. Yum.Read More
After reading other reviews I knew this recipe was in need of flavor so I used Mrs. Dash's Southwest Chipotle seasoning on my chicken. I also added onion and cilantro to the beans, tomatoes, and corn. Since this recipe has southwest flavor going on I put it on flour tortillas and sprinkled a little mexican cheese on top. It was delicious!! My husband loved it and there were still left overs for the next day. I know this recipe will be made frequently at our house. Yum.
Definitely a little bland-could use some fresh cilantro and green chiles to spice it up.
A good quick and simple meal. I used a 7 oz. box of small shell pasta. I used triple the amount of pepper sauce & worchestshire added about 2 tsp. of catalina salad dressing and a sprinkle of garlic salt. Also used diced tomato with bell pepper. I think spanish style stewed tomatoes would give it more flavor. I served it with avocado.
Very quick and tastey recipe! I took the advice of one of the reviewers and added green peppers to the ingredients. First, I sauteed garlic and onion, added diced green pepper, and then proceeded on with the rest of the recipe as written above. In addition to the stewed tomatoes, I also added 2 tablespoons of tomato paste to thicken the sauce mixture.
This is a good recipe with alterations. People are right when they say it's a little tasteless. But that's easily fixed. First of all, I used very sweet corn. I also added a bit of cumin and served it (without pasta) in tortillas with fresh salsa.
Didnt care for this one. Dont waste your time making this. No flavor,and I followed the recipe exactly. Hot or cold it's no good. I drenched it in hot sause and still nothing. Also the recipe makes about 3 lbs of this stuff. I cant give the stuff away! BLAH!!
I made this with half the amount of noodles and twice the amount of corn (who doesn't love sweet corn from the summer). It kind of came out as a chili. When I tried it again with the correct amount of noodles, they took over the meal and took out some of the rich flavor. Definitely try it with less noodles.
I really liked this recipe - it uses just a minor amount of meat and tastes like a gulosh without the potatoes. I carmalized some scallions and then cooked the chicken which added a nice flavor. Also - topping with a little cheddar cheese added to the flavor. I also mix in some italian dressing which gives a nice flavor and makes for a really tasty cold pasta salad. My husband has high cholesterol and finding a recipe that will fill him up without being heavy on animal products and carbs is not easy. He LOVED this and even ate the leftovers!!!
I loved this meal. It was quick and easy and called for basic normally stocked ingredients. It tasted great. and was filling too.
We enjoyed this recipe but I added fresh cilantro and squeezed some lime in also. Those two additions made a big difference in flavor.
I've made this several times over the last few years, and it is a good, easy one-dish meal. It does make a LOT, I'd say at least 8 servings. I agree that it is need of some seasoning, so more than a dash of Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce, plus lots of salt an pepper. I recommend seasoning your chicken as you cook it on the grill or skillet with whatever sounds good to you. I made it once with plain boiled chicken, and it was not very good. I used an 8 oz can of corn in place of fresh corn most of the time. Adding cheese on top is definitely a plus. Overall, good recipe with nice components that make an easy, complete meal.
Quick weeknight meal, I think it woyld go better wirth rice than pasta. I spiced up the chicken with cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt pepper. Nothing special, eill not make again.
Just made this for dinner and it turned out pretty well, I did add a couple things. Used chili powder and cumin for more flavor, and also a small can of tomato sauce because I wanted it to have a more saucy consistency when I put it over the pasta. I did put some cheese on top as well. I think it will re-heat well and I got my 1 1/2 year old daughter to eat some too - she likes pasta so I try to find recipes where I can sneak some meat or veggies in with her pasta - it worked!
Good south western recipe! Chicken marinated in tomato juice + veggie mixture + salt & pepper turned out tender and good tasting. Used medium sized shells instead of jumbo. We both enjoyed, and would make again.
Awesome dish!!! Changed the diced tomatoes to a can of Rotel. Seasoned the chicken with fajita seasoning. Added a squeese of lime juice. it was great!!
Enjoyed the recipe, but as is was too bland. Added 1/2 cup of salsa verde and 1 Tb taco seasoning mix, then topped with avacado slices.
I did not have any chicken on hand when I made this, so it went without. I used a can of tomatoes with jalapeños for an extra kick. In addition to the listed ingredients, I added 1/2 cup of chopped red onion. I also added a few more shakes of Texas Pete than just 1 dash. I wasn't sure how this would taste with pasta, but I was pleasantly surprised!
Recipe needs tweaking as is. We added scallions and green pepper sauce and then took out noodles and served over rice... DELICIOUS
Ok. Not amazing, not horrible either. I'd definitively put less noodles next time and add an onion and some garlic to it, if there is a next time.
As is, I have to give 3 stars because it was just too plain. I added 1 c. sour cream and chili powder. I left out the chicken by mistake and we didn't even need it. My boys are requesting this again.
This was great, easy and I usually have all the ingredients in my pantry.
Everyone in my family loved it from the year old to my husband. Made great leftovers for easy lunch to take to the office too.
It was very tasty, but I think it would have worked better with a smaller type of pasta such as angel-hair or linguini. Thats what I'd use again next time I make it. I also substituted 1 15 oz can of corn since I didn't have any fresh. It worked well.
taco soup basically
Everyone who ate it liked it. The only changes: whole wheat pasta, stewed Mexican tomatoes instead of the plain diced...this also allowed us to omit the hot sauce, we season the chicken before grilling it. Pretty simple and quick.
Quick and easy! I added 1 cup chopped red onion and a little garlic powder. I used angel hair pasta because that's what I had "on hand" and will definitely go with the sea shell pasta next time. My hubby LOVED this and even had "seconds"!
Made this tonight and have mixed feelings. Everything but the pasta seems to work. I'd probably try it with brown rice next time. As others have mentioned, DEFINITELY season the chicken before cooking. The broth and corn/beans were great.
Blah! This dish had no flavor! I used the leftovers (there was a lot leftover) the next day as a quesadilla filling. Even with sour cream and salsa, still pretty blah.
It was good.
It's a decent, healthy recipe, but I found it a little bland. I steamed the chicken, and forgot to season it, which didn't help, but I still think this needs something to kick it up a bit.
This was a nice light and healthy dinner! wouldn't change much but I did use bow tie pasta instead of the shells and found that adding some fresh chopped cilantro really kicked up the flavor a bit.
great, easy, tasty - a wonderful recipe for a quick, delicious meal. i added fresh, sliced mushrooms (in our house mushrooms go with everything!)
I didn't really care for this recipe. I read all the reviews before making it and took the advice to spice it up a bit with some chilies and garlic. I didn't really like it over the pasta but we put the leftovers in tortillas, topped with a little cheese, sour cream and salsa and then it was really good.
This was good and easy
Doubled the amount of Worchesthire sauce and the hot sauce. Seasoned the chicken when cooking and then added garlic salt and pepper to it. Loved it and so did the whole family!
This meal is very quick and easy to make... It was good, but it could use a little more taste, but over all my family and I thought it was good for a quick dinner. :D
This was actually to my surprise really good! i was a little apprehensive because of all the mixed reviews, but i tried it and my family loves it! I was looking for something different and healthy because im pregnant, i have a 2 year old (and if it isn't chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese he wont eat it) and my hubby is a US Marine so he tries to stay fit. My son could not stop eating it! he had two helpings! I changed it a little as i didn't use diced tomatoes (i didn't have any) i used regular tomato sauce and a little bit of chicken broth to water it down without losing flavor. I also used twice the amount of corn. The key is, YOU HAVE TO SEASON THE CHICKEN. if you don't season your food, its going to be bland no matter what it is! i just used a little salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. it came out great you should definately try this recipe!
I didn't really think it had a lot of flavor. I thought the noodles were a little out of place
Very good, very quick and very easy!
It was really yummy, my husband and I didn't see a need to add anything else! But I will admit it wasn't too filling! Guess we should've served it with a buncha sides...
This is a great "base" recipe idea. I've changed it up quite a bit, so I can't really say too much for the original recipe. I add bacon and chopped lettuce. To some store-bought lite Ranch dressing, I add cumin and cilantro. The whole thing is tossed together. If being served cold, I'll also add cucumber and celery. Served with tortilla chips, this has become one of our favorites!
We like this! Easy, quick to put together!
easy to make the only thing i changed was replaced pasta with white rice.
I found this on ingredient search after a long day. I used thin fettucini; added garlic to black beans plus a can of rotelle, then leftover chicken. Seemed a bit thin for sauce, so I had a cheese dip (soft cheddar) from Sams, added two spoonfulls to the pasta, then topped with bean mix. Husband loved it.
This recipe was VERY quick and easy to make! It tasted great and made plenty of servings for a small group of friends.
Not a great recipe. Read the other reviews and added ingredients accordingly. I sauteed the chicken in olive oil with four cloves of garlic and cumin, added two fresh chopped tomatoes in addition to what the recipe called for. Used an extra 1/2 cup of corn. There was too much pasta to fit the rest of the recipe, which is partially why it's so bland. I also added a cup of fresh cilantro and lots more than just a dash of hot sauce. This has obviously been prepared for young children. We liked the flavors, but it was too blah. A good start to creating your own meal. But not a very good recipe.
I made it as written and it just didn't taste right: the chicken and tomatos over pasta. I definitely wouldn't make it again...
The flavor was alright, but served over noodles creates a strange texture.
I didn't care for this at all. No flavor. I had to add extra hot sauce and used diced tomatoes with chilies. I wouldn't recommend using shell pasta either.
we were stuck and all the grocery stores were closed and i had all of these ingredients it is very good!!!
This was one of the most tasteless meals I have ever made. I will NEVER make it again.
Make it better by adding Knorr's Parma Rosa sauce and scallions or jalapenos. ALso, chop fresh tomatoes rather than using canned. My teenagers devour this.
I really liked how easy this was and saw the bland ratings so I used diced tomatoes with jalepenos! The perfect heat and taste!
Just ok. Not enough flavor.
this was really good. i made a couple of changes, i used crushed tomatoes because that's what i had and i sauteed the chicken with onions and scallions. i added some chili powder and crushed red pepper instead of the hot sauce. i really enjoyed this but my boyfriend only liked it a little. that's ok...more leftovers for me!!
Really enjoyed this dish. I rubbed the chicken with fajita seasoning about an hour before cooking. Then I cut it into cubes and browned in a skillet in olive oil. Very yummy! Will certainly make this again!
This was really easy and good. No leftovers. I have made it before and wrapped it in tortillas too. Yummy.
Unfortunately, I thought this recipe tasted like a Bloody Mary. I was very disappointed and won't give it a second try.
I should have listened to the other reviews and skipped this meal. Not much flavor and the texures were just odd. We served it as a salad and used salsa as the dressing. That made it just okay. We will not make this again.
This was good! I also added a few things -- chopped green onions, garlic, some julienned yellow and red peppers, about 5 shakes of both hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Used frozen corn but fresh tomatoes and beans. Added about a cup of tomato juice. I let everything cook a little longer than listed because the juice made it a little soupy and I wanted it to cook down and blend a little. I expect it will be better tomorrow!
Not bad, but it was a little bland. Not a traditional looking pasta dish, but for those who like variety, it's great.
Felt it was lacking something, but husband suggested adding a cheese sauce the next time.
Sauteed the chicken with montreal spice, added onion and garlic to the bean mixture, added extra hot sauce and red pepper flakes, next time I will tone that down. Served in flour tortillas the first night and then over rice the second, good both ways.