Mexican Chicken Alfredo Recipe
- 1 package (16 ounces) gemelli or spiral pasta
- 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 jars (15 ounces each) Alfredo sauce
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup medium salsa
- 1/4 cup 2% milk
- 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions.
- 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook chicken, onion, salt and pepper in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in Alfredo sauce; bring to a boil. Stir in cheese, salsa, milk and taco seasoning.
Drain pasta; toss with chicken mixture. Divide between two greased 8-in. square baking dishes. Cover and bake 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.
Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casserole up to 3 months. To use, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casserole, covered, 50-60 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 2 casseroles (4 servings each).
1-1/2 cups equals 559 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 899 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 40 g protein.
Reviews for Mexican Chicken Alfredo
"Delicious... I made it once as is with chicken and it was great, but the second time around I substituted turkey kielbasa for the chicken and it made the dish even better! The key is using a salsa that you really like."
"Per other reviews, I didn't use as much onion and added a full packet of taco seasoning, but this was really good! It had lots of flavor and just the right amount of spice."
"It's a fine recipe. My family just didn't love it."
"Love it Kids said its a "Do Again!""
"Great recipe! I was out of salsa so I used green enchilada sauce instead and I used a whole packet of taco seasoning. Whole family loved it!!"
"When I first came across this recipe, I thought that the fusion of chicken Alfredo and Mexican was a bit strange, but it looked so good! I loved how it was creamy, but still had some kick to it. I added green chilies and loved them in there. Now my apartment smells like my dinner!"
"We really liked this dish! I have a friend who thinks everything is hot including salsa so we put sour cream on top and she even thought it was delicious! I was out of milk so I used buttermilk."
"This recipe is a new favorite in our house. I agree with other reviewers and will increase the amount of taco seasoning next time but it was still delicious."
"I made this dish for my family and everyone loved it! Now, it is a favorite of my sisters and she makes it for her friends and family. I made it exactly as stated. Makes yummy leftovers for lunch the next day!"
"Oh so good! I made 1/2 a recipe and changed 2 things...I used leftover chicken (worked very nice) and a 1/2 package of taco seasoning. I will make this again."
"I really wanted to like this. Love pasta, love Mexican & love alfredo. Only changes made were, based on other reviews, added whole pkg. of taco seasoning & a 7 oz. can of green chilies. Sorry, but just tasted like a glorified mac & cheese."
"I would give it 4-1/2 if I could. This was a very tasty dish. My family enjoyed it. It's VERY filling, and it made great leftovers for the next day's lunch."
"Love this dish! Make it all the time and love that I can make one and put one in the freezer for later. I boil my chicken ahead of time and debone and then make the rest of recipe."
"This is sooooooooooo good!!!! Going in my Favorites!"
"This was a tasty meal. The alfredo with the taco seasoning was a very interesting combo."
"Very tasty although I didn't use all the onion and added a little more grated Parmesan. Mild enough for those like myself who enjoy the spicy flavor without the burn. Would probably be good with shredded chicken, green onion, and maybe some mozzarella and sour cream."
"This turned out WAY too oniony. Just not good."
"Needs more taco seasoning than the recipe calls for originally. Had extremely high hopes for this dish and was somewhat disappointed with the outcome. It actually tasted better the day after, reheated in the microwave."
"This recipe is wonderful. I read the reviews beforehand and therefore used fajita seasoning in place of the taco seasoning which gave it a little more kick, I also added more Parmesan cheese and used natural cut salsa in place of regular salsa. It was awesome and will make it again. It is a lot like a dish that Red Robin used to serve."
"Oh my goodness this is so delish! The first time I made it as written, except I made my own alfredo. The second time I added a little more salsa and taco seasoning. SO GOOD!!! Couldn't find gemelli, but had cavatappi on hand. It soaked up too much sauce for me, the next time I used mini bow ties. It was easier to eat for my 1 and 3 year old."
"I made this today and it was absolutely wonderful!!! I only made half the recipe since there is only 2 of us and it was perfect. Like others, I added more taco seasoning and put some cheese on top for the last 5 minutes. I was super good!!"
"Everyone loved it! Next time I'm going to try medium salsa verde. I have hungry teenage boys so I doubled the recipe and made 2 9x12s and a small casserole for 2 for my mom. Thanks for the recipe."
"Even my pickiest eater loved this! I will be making this again!"
"This pasta dish is so creamy and flavorful! My husband loved it!"
"I saw this version in the Taste of Home Freezer Meal small little cookbook at a local store...Intrigued as I love both Mexican and Italian as well, I tried it and froze it!!! Oh My Goodness!! DELICIOUS!! I will definatley be making it again!!! Sooooooo Wonderful and full of flavor!!"
"unbelievably delicious!!! never a left over with this recipe :)"
"Delicious recipe! I prepared salad to eat with this dish to make it a healthier meal."
"More than 5 stars ! With my 2 Autistic, very Picky eaters, this recipe help up beautifully !!! We all loved it and it will be a family favorite for years to come. Tomorrow at work, I will share this recipe with the whole company :)"
"I added a little extra cumin and chili powder along with an entire packet of taco seasoning. I also added a can of rotel because I didn't have much salsa. My oven is broke so I couldn't bake it with cheddar cheese on top like I wanted to, so I stirred a little in.My boyfriend and I enjoyed this, but I'm not 100% sure I will make this again."
"In order to make it a little healthier I made my own Alfredo sauce, the sauce in the jars is so awful for you. It was amazing. I will make it again and again."
"I love getting recipes like this - they are easy, the kids will eat them and they taste great!I also added extra taco seasoning and left the additional milk out because I didn't think it needed it."
"My family thought this was great and ask for it again and again. Very good."
"My family enjoyed this. My sons went back for seconds. I doubled the taco seasoning as we like things spicy. I will make this again."
"First recipe in a long time that made the entire family happy - even picky teenagers. We make this by demand atleast once a month. The only change I make is, I add cheese on top as well and bake last 5 minutes or so without foil to seal the top of the dish. We also do not split the recipe. This is enough for a huge Pyrex dish and it is gone by the next day. Very tasty!"
"Made this for my very picky mother(haha) and she loved it! Everyone in my family did. Actually making dinner for my mother again for her birthday and she asked me to make this again. Very easy to make and delicious!!"
"I made this for dinner one out and it was wonderful! when my parents came to visit i told them about it and they said i had to make it again! I made it for them last night and it was a HUGE hit! I even had to give the recipe to my mom to make it home! Great dish!"
"Unfortunately I couldn't put salsa and onion in it cuz then my boys wouldn't eat it so I just use onion powder and extra taco seasoning, maybe half of a package. Everyone loves it. You know its good when the hubby tells you 3 times throughout the night. Making it again tonight but I only have half a jar of alfredo so I'll add a bit of homemade. YUM!"
"This was fabulous! I love that I ususally have all of this in the pantry at all times. This is a quick, great tasting meal."
"Everyone LOVED this recipe. I had 2 families and ours over last night and served all of it. I tweaked it a little. I put in a whole green pepper. A half of a red onion. Added a can of diced green chilies. I used leftover roasted chicken and a whole packet of taco seasoning.Will definitely make this again!"
"I noticed in the reviews how some people liked it if they omitted something or added something. So I only used one box of noodles, 2 lbs of chicken, 1 jar of alfredo, 3/4 cup parmesan, 1/4 milk, 2 tsp os seasoning. It came out awesome. It wasn't even this mexican chicken alfredo because of all those changes but more of an amazing mac and cheese."
"i haven't made this yet, but was wondering if i added mexicorn to it, how that would taste? so at least there is some sort of veggie in there...aside from the salsa, of course..."
"This recipe is wonderful. It is great for something different. However, I just noticed the recipe calls for 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning. I used 2 tablespoons (oops) it tasted wonderful like this though. Will definately make this again. And it was supper easy."
"This is just wonderful. Great comfort food and not too hard to make. I use a chipotle salsa- gives it an extra kick."
"The picture isn't very descriptive of how the food actually looks when cooked. The salsa overpowered the entire dish. If I made it again, I would probably add more taco seasoning, no salsa, corn, bell peppers, and cheddar cheese on the top to make it a taste better. Was soarly dissapointed."
"I thought this was quite creamy and delicious, but it was a little heavy on spice for the kids. If I made it again, I would definitely use mild salsa, or even just diced tomatoes, but we're kind of wimps with heat. :)"
"Loved this recipe, it was so yummy my 4 year old even liked it."
"I made it tonight for dinner and my picky eater liked it and even asked for more. My family had me make sure that I had the stuff to make more again. Great job!!"
"ICK!! Neither of us liked it."
"My daughter and boyfriend loved it!"
"Cut the recipe in half and added extra taco seasoning. Both my husband and I loved it!"
"I cut the recipe in half. It was wonderful! Next time I make it I will decrease the amount of pasta (so it is creamier) and increase the taco seasoning (it could be a little spicier). But, overall a great dish!"
"This was wonderful! Rarely do myself, my husband and son all love a recipe, but this one did it. Highly recommended."
"Loved, loved this!"
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.