Mexican-Style Chicken with Penne Recipe

Looking for an easy Mexican-Style Chicken with Penne recipe? Learn how to make Mexican-Style Chicken with Penne using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by rchainay

Makes 6 servings



Adding a small amount of canned chipotle chiles in adobo (available at most supermarkets) makes a basic tomato sauce smoky and complex. Finishing the dish with queso blanco and chopped cilantro leaves intensifies the Latin flavor.

Recipe Ingredients for Mexican-Style Chicken with Penne

1/2 pound penne rigate
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 onion
1 garlic clove
28 ounce diced tomatoes, drained
1 chipotle pepper
2 teaspoons adobo sauce
1/2 cup frozen corn
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup cilantro

Recipe Directions for Mexican-Style Chicken with Penne

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the penne and cook until al dente. Drain the penne.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large, deep skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, add it to the skillet and cook over moderately high heat until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and cook over moderate heat until the onion is softened and the chicken is cooked through, about 4 minutes. Add the diced tomatoes, chipotle and adobo sauce and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add the corn, season with salt and pepper and cook until the corn is heated through, about 1 minute.

  3. Add the penne and the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the sauce and toss to coat. Add 1 cup of the queso blanco and toss. Transfer the pasta to bowls, sprinkle with the remaining queso blanco and the cilantro and serve.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Mexican

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 306.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
315
Calories from Fat
59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.6g
10%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Sodium
284mg
12%
Potassium
484mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates
39.5g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
7.6g
Protein
26.8g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 63%
Calcium 16% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in vitamin C
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