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Cheesy Mexican Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Cheesy Mexican Chicken Alfredo Recipe

I was hosting a baby shower and wanted to serve something everyone would enjoy. I created this recipe on a whim, so I was totally surprised that it turned out to be such a hit. —Tia Woodley, Stockbridge, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) gemelli or spiral pasta
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 jars (15 ounces each) Alfredo sauce
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup medium salsa
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 4 teaspoons taco seasoning

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook the chicken, onion, green pepper and pepper in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in Alfredo sauce; bring to a boil. Stir in 1-3/4 cups cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, salsa, milk and taco seasoning.
  • 3. Drain pasta; toss with chicken mixture. Divide between two greased 8-in. square baking dishes.
  • 4. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese.
  • 5. To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 2 casseroles (4 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup equals 564 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 894 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 40 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.