I thought this would make a delicious alternative from our usual enchiladas or tacos and I was right. We love this! The sauce is so flavorful! It also makes some fabulous leftovers! Run, don't walk, to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients for this yumminess as soon as you can! Top with avocado, green onion, black olives, tomatoes, and sour cream.

Lori Bachner Carey
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add penne and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and return pasta to the pot.

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  • Heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion in hot oil until slightly softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir red bell pepper and garlic into onion; saute until fragrant and softened, another 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Stir chicken, green enchilada sauce, red enchilada sauce, diced green chiles, chili powder, cumin, and salt into onion mixture; bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and simmer until flavors blend, 8 to 10 minutes. Add Colby-Jack cheese and stir until melted and heated through, 1 to 3 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to low and stir sour cream into enchilada mixture; cook and stir until heated through. Pour enchilada mixture over penne pasta and toss to coat completely.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

558 calories; 28.4 g total fat; 76 mg cholesterol; 686 mg sodium. 53.7 g carbohydrates; 24.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2016
We all loved this recipe. I made it just the way it is written the first time I made it and loved. Tonight was my second time making it. Only thing I did different was add the entire can of red enchilada sauce added another chicken breast and just a little bit more on the spices. So yummy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/31/2015
We liked this recipe and would do it again. It had a milder flavor than we thought it would have with the Chiles and Enchilada sauces. Took longer than 55 minutes to prep and cook. Also expensive in our locale for the Mexican ingredients. We also froze the large amount of leftovers for future dinners. Read More
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33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2016
We all loved this recipe. I made it just the way it is written the first time I made it and loved. Tonight was my second time making it. Only thing I did different was add the entire can of red enchilada sauce added another chicken breast and just a little bit more on the spices. So yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2016
This is by far the best pasta dish I have ever made. My children had seconds!!!!! We love chicken enchiladas and pasta so I though "why not? worst that's gonna happen is I'll never make it again." You bet this will be a regular in our household!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2015
Great recipe added black beans at the same time the chicken was added. Topped off with green onions and sliced avocado. Will be making again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2016
We all loved this recipe. I made it just the way it is written the first time I made it and loved. Tonight was my second time making it. Only thing I did different was add the entire can of red enchilada sauce added another chicken breast and just a little bit more on the spices. So yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/31/2015
We liked this recipe and would do it again. It had a milder flavor than we thought it would have with the Chiles and Enchilada sauces. Took longer than 55 minutes to prep and cook. Also expensive in our locale for the Mexican ingredients. We also froze the large amount of leftovers for future dinners. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2016
Did it for a competition and did an amazing job Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2016
Took longer than expected but it was worth every minute! This is definitely a must try!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2015
I cooked the chicken in adobo seasoning (my go to seasoning for Hispanic dishes) fresh squeezed lime juice and cilantro shredding it in the pan as it cooked and added some cilantro to the sauce as it cooked. I topped with sour cream and green onions. Very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2019
I took another reviewer s advice and used the entire can of red sauce. This was the best review I ve gotten from my kids in awhile!! I will make this one again!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2019
Loved this recipe. I would add black olives next time though. All in all definitely make again and again. Read More