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Mexican Chicken Alfredo Recipe
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Mexican Chicken Alfredo Recipe

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One family member likes Italian; another likes Mexican. They’ll never compromise when this is on the menu. —Tia Woodley, Stockbridge, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 559 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 899mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 40g protein

Directions

  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.
  3. 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).
Originally published as Mexican Chicken Alfredo in Simple & Delicious August/September 2011, p22

Full-Bodied White Wine

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


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HaleysFunFixins
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2016

"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."

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caree929
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2016

"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."

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Jacklyn0810
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"It's a fine recipe. My family just didn't love it."

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myweisenberger
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"Love it Kids said its a "Do Again!""

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jstowellsupermom
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"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!!"

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Jenna092
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

"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!"

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momio
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"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."

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momof2inpa
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

"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."

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bjpalmer
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"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!"

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ColleenaG
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"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."

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