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Cheesy Tex Mex Chicken Penne

Cracker Barrel

"Salsa is the key to making a quick sauce with lots of flavour. Try it in this cheesy pasta and chicken breast skillet recipe."
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30 m servings 978 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (9 cups)

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  1. Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  2. Meanwhile, cook chicken in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat 2 min. Add salsa, peppers and corn; stir. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low heat 10 min. or until chicken is done, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain pasta. Add to chicken mixture; mix lightly. Sprinkle with cheese. Remove from heat; cover. Let stand 1 min. or until cheese is melted.


  • Special Extra:
  • Garnish with 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley or cilantro or 1 chopped green onion before serving.
  • Substitute:
  • Prepare using your favourite bite-size pasta shape, such as rotini, farfalle (bow-tie pasta) or fusilli.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 978 calories; 20.1 g fat; 139.3 g carbohydrates; 64.1 g protein; 80 mg cholesterol; 926 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I really liked this, however, I used Chi Chi's pineapple salsa which made this dish kind of sweet.