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Cheesy Chicken & Salsa Skillet Recipe
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Cheesy Chicken & Salsa Skillet Recipe

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Salsa is the key to making a quick sauce with lots of flavor. Try it in this cheesy pasta and chicken breast skillet dish.
Recipe provided by KRAFT®
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Total: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Total: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups multi-grain penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1-1/4 cups TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Salsa
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 cup KRAFT® Mexican Style 2% Milk Finely Shredded Four Cheese


  1. COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  2. MEANWHILE, heat large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 2 min. Stir in salsa, corn and peppers. 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. Top with cheese. Remove from heat; cover. Let stand 1 min. or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Chicken & Salsa Skillet in KRAFT® Natural Shredded Cheese 2014

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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014

"This is the best & quickest dish I have ever made. Everyone in my family loves it. I started doubling the recipe because it goes so fast, everyone wants seconds. It's my grandsons favorite!

The only change, I double the salsa"

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"Nice quick and easy dinner."

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