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Fired Up Chicken Pasta

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If you want to turn up the heat for this Fired Up Chicken Pasta recipe, add 1/4-1 tsp. cayenne pepper when you add the salt and pepper.

Fired Up Chicken Pasta
Fired Up Chicken Pasta

Fired Up Chicken Pasta

Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Pasta
Recipe Type: 90/10 Regular
Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast diced
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups 100% whole wheat rotini
  • 1 bag frozen broccoli and cauliflower 16 oz.
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes 14.5 oz.
  • 1 can green chiles 4 oz.
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices optional
  • 8 oz cheddar-jack cheese shredded

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat oil. Add chicken. Cook 5 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring frequently. Add water and pasta. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until pasta is cooked to desired doneness. Add vegetables, tomatoes, chiles, salt, pepper, and jalapeños (if using). Cover and cook 7 more minutes or until vegetables are cooked. Remove from heat. Sprinkle cheese on top. Cover and let stand 5 minutes or until cheese is melted*.
  • *For a browned cheese topping, broil for 2 minutes after adding the cheese.
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