A quick and easy recipe that has a wonderful southern snap and yet is smooth and hearty! A great way to use last night's leftover chicken!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 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 pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and return to pot.

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  • To the pasta add the diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, cream of chicken soup, processed cheese, chopped chicken, mushrooms, salt and pepper. Cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted and mixture is heated through.

Nutrition Facts

376 calories; 13.2 g total fat; 61 mg cholesterol; 1111 mg sodium. 38.5 g carbohydrates; 25.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Quicky easy and good. In Texas I was taught to also add a can of Cream of Mushroom to the recipe. I also learned that Velveeta is the favorite to use since it melts so well. Some people drain the Rotel and some don't. (It's spicier if you keep the liquid though). Either way is good to me. I know a few people who use canned chunked chicken (like canned tuna but chicken) to make it that much quicker to make. Occasionally I like to add diced celery pimentos onions garlic and garlic powder (depending on my mood). No matter what it's fool proof! You can't go wrong! The best one I ever tasted was baked and it wasn't too cheesy (which is good because I'm not fond of things that are too cheesy). It was just creamy (not too creamy) and good! Good starting off point for people who have never had it before though! I like to serve it with garlic toast (or that garlic Texas Toast you find in the freezer section of your grocery store) and green beans (fresh or canned). Try it out! You can always tweak it as much or as little as you like! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/03/2013
My family can eat about anything but this was awful. It was basically cheese dip with chicken same recipe.Bad. So plain. Read More
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205 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 117
  • 4 star values: 62
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Quicky easy and good. In Texas I was taught to also add a can of Cream of Mushroom to the recipe. I also learned that Velveeta is the favorite to use since it melts so well. Some people drain the Rotel and some don't. (It's spicier if you keep the liquid though). Either way is good to me. I know a few people who use canned chunked chicken (like canned tuna but chicken) to make it that much quicker to make. Occasionally I like to add diced celery pimentos onions garlic and garlic powder (depending on my mood). No matter what it's fool proof! You can't go wrong! The best one I ever tasted was baked and it wasn't too cheesy (which is good because I'm not fond of things that are too cheesy). It was just creamy (not too creamy) and good! Good starting off point for people who have never had it before though! I like to serve it with garlic toast (or that garlic Texas Toast you find in the freezer section of your grocery store) and green beans (fresh or canned). Try it out! You can always tweak it as much or as little as you like! Read More
(106)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Quicky easy and good. In Texas I was taught to also add a can of Cream of Mushroom to the recipe. I also learned that Velveeta is the favorite to use since it melts so well. Some people drain the Rotel and some don't. (It's spicier if you keep the liquid though). Either way is good to me. I know a few people who use canned chunked chicken (like canned tuna but chicken) to make it that much quicker to make. Occasionally I like to add diced celery pimentos onions garlic and garlic powder (depending on my mood). No matter what it's fool proof! You can't go wrong! The best one I ever tasted was baked and it wasn't too cheesy (which is good because I'm not fond of things that are too cheesy). It was just creamy (not too creamy) and good! Good starting off point for people who have never had it before though! I like to serve it with garlic toast (or that garlic Texas Toast you find in the freezer section of your grocery store) and green beans (fresh or canned). Try it out! You can always tweak it as much or as little as you like! Read More
(106)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2006
Great with some additions. I added fresh tomatoes fresh mushrooms 8 oz. of shredded chedder cheese. I also added onion and garlic to the chicken while cooking. Tasted almost a good as what you might get in a restaurant. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2003
I was in a hurry when I made this recipe and WOW it was finished in less than 30 minutes! I didn't have the mushrooms or the rotel so I used cream of mushroom soup with 1/2 can water 1/2 cup hot salsa (jar) and 3/4 can of diced stewed tomatoes. This is a new favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2006
This a great busy night dinner. With all of the prep work done the night before this can be on the table in about 30 minutes! I used leftover grilled chicken and added garlic onions and green bell peppers that have been sauteed for a few minutes. I also throw in a couple of dashes of chili powder. This is great with a green salad and Jiffy cornbread! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
OH MY GOSH is that good!! I used one can of regular Rotel one Cream of Mushroom soup one 4 oz jar of mushrooms and shredded cheese. Wish I had used low fat cheese and less cheese in order to lower the fat content next time. I also used Quinoa spaghetti instead of regular spaghetti to get away from the gluten. It was really awesome. It's in my favorites for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2006
This is very easy to make. I like to add a little extra liquid cover with buttered cracker crumbs and finish in the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2007
This recipe is wonderful and easy!! I highly recommend this!! To give it a kick I added a little Italian dressing to it before I baked it. Delicious!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2007
mmmmmm....this was sooo good! I added onions and garlic powder and left out the mushrooms. Even my hard to please hubby loved it and asked for it again. It has a king ranch chicken taste to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2010
It's great! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/03/2013
My family can eat about anything but this was awful. It was basically cheese dip with chicken same recipe.Bad. So plain. Read More
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